I love the texture and the heavier weight of the Carta Bella papers. This Old World Travel collection is no exception and has a range of colours and elements which are ideal for masculine and travel layouts and cards. I have used this collection to create a pair of heritage layouts about my great grandfather Frederick Henry Holder all about his work with the Railway Service.
Frederick (front row, centre) worked for the railway for a total of 49 years, ending his working life in December 1927 as Foreman Porter at Bickley Station, near Bromley. He came here from Cannon Street where he had previously worked for five years.
To create the layout I used 12" x 12" sheet of Bazzill in 'Lagoon' for the base, this was gutted to make a 1" frame. I covered this with a sheet of 'Globes' paper cut to 11.75" x 11.75", also gutted to make a 1" frame. In turn I layered this up with a sheet of 'Stonehenge' Bazzill 10.25" x 10.25".
As always I inked the edges of all paper, cardstock, die cuts and stickers with Distress Inks.
I cut a thin strip 1/8" of an inch wide from 'Border Strips' to result in a strip with bands of different prints on it. This was divided into two pieces about 5" and 6" long, they were added horizontally to the top right and bottom left of the page. Then I machine stitched around the outer edge of the Stonehenge cardstock with a brown thread.
My photo was mounted onto a postcard piece cut from 'Dear To Me' although you can't see the post card details on the paper, I selected it for the aged appearance as this was a ideal effect for the old photo. This was then mounted onto a piece of 'Thunder' Bazzill.
I glued the photo into position on the page and added a tab from the 'Ephemera' pack of die cut images. I used three of the banner flags from this pack and overlapped them horizontally near the top left corner of the page, they are held down with a row of machine stitches.
I used more images from the Ephemera pack and others from the 'Element Sticker' sheet. The two large tags were stickers mounted onto Thunder cardstock. I added an 'Enamel Dot' to the hole on each tag.
Under the photo I added a strip of paper cut from the Border Strips sheet, selecting the area with trains (but there are also planes, balloons, bicycles, cameras, ships and other patterns). Below this I arranged a train and the 'arrive' and 'depart' stickers along with a few small circular die cuts.
On the right of the page I used three Bo Bunny Soirée Brads left over from a previous design team project, one at the top and two off-set near the bottom. I wound some hemp cord between the brads.
I stuck some more die cut flags from the cords, cutting a few extra from the 'Border Strips' paper.
I added a few random 'Enamel Dots' in the top right and bottom left of the page.
My Title and the date were created with 'Engraver' Alphabet Stickers by Prima, which I have had in my stash for a long time!
My second page used many of the same papers and elements -
The Ephemera pack, Element Sticker sheet and Enamel Dots were all used again, along with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks for inking the edges.
I went back to last months project left overs again and picked some of the Bo Bunny Soirée Buttons
The title was created with more letters from the 'Engraver' Alphabet Stickers by Prima
Hemp Cord was used to tie through the larger button.
|Element stickers, enamel dots and Ephemera all from Carta Bella with buttons from Bo Bunny|
|Not designed as a DLO, but look fine together in the album|