Yesterday was my daughter's 6th Birthday! Of course, we celebrated...with her favorite meal of "Mexican" food! However, for her Birthday Party, we celebrated with 14 children, 16 adults, and 2 ponies. We had a grand time of cupcakes, ice cream, balloons, and the ultimate...PONY RIDES!
Today, I scrapped my latest page around the event of Saturday. This page is for the TOP DESIGNER competition over at Bad Girls. So, in keeping with the theme of the photo I chose from my daughter's party I did not go with the "traditional" cowboy accessories. When I think of "Accessories" with a western theme, I naturally think of LEATHER, SILVER, and FILIGREE.
This week's assignment for our class at Bad Girls was all about accessorizing our layouts with embellishments. I did not want to layer with flowers, cowboy boots, and cowboy sayings. I wanted to create the feeling in my layout of what I do think of when I reflect of western themes.
I created the "leather" look by using my Threading Water punch and paper curling ribbon. I also used metal flowers and brads to touch on the "silver" aspect of my embellishment "thinking." Lastly, I achieved the "filigree" by using Art Warehouse's circle die cut kraft cardstock. I cut it so the eye would flow in a triangle fashion to fuse the look of western attire.
I must say, I like this layout. It is not the "typical" Birthday layout with candles and a big number "6" to represent the year of celebration. Simple journaling and a large title that brings your eye to the tag stating "pony party" is perfect for the Birthday Girl's First Ride!
Thanks for looking and I am hoping to make it round #5!