Thursday, October 2, 2008

Smashing Pony Party!

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!


Heather said...

It's gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

TanishaRenee said...

beautiful LO!! I love the lacing! Good luck!!

Pearl said...

ooo love how you used black to ground the design ! lovely use of the CI die cut too !

wishing us all luck this week ! lol ! i'm not too hopeful for myself frankly .