Monday, February 11, 2013

Party In The Streets!

Yes, it is that time of year, the carnival season. Since tomorrow is Mardi Gras, I thought I'd share a page that I made using Scraptastic Club's February Kit, Everyday Is Like Sunday. This page holds a few pictures from two of my favorite parades during the carnival season a few years ago. Every year we try to attend these two, Thoth on the Sunday before Mardi Gras and Rex on "Fat Tuesday" itself. I love it when the weather cooperates!


I finally had to try my hand at making paper feathers. FUN!


Making your own feathers is quite easy! One feather shape was cut from patterned paper and a second from vellum. Next I adhered a length of thin wire to the center of each feather, using Glossy Accents. After running a thin bead down the center of each shape, I pressed the wire into the adhesive and held it down until the glue began to dry. When completely dry, I cut slits along both sides of the wire, angled inward. Be careful not to get too close to the center or you might accidentally clip the wire! Finally, the completed feathers were inked to define their spine and edges. And there you have it...perfect accents for my Mardi Gras page. (Note the feathers in my photos. The horseback riding  duke and Indian both had headdresses made of feathers.)
 

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is the best. As long as you avoid the touristy areas of downtown and the French Quarter, the atmosphere is very relaxed and the entertainment family-oriented. It's the greatest free show on earth, and we get to experience it every year! Now I've got to go gather up our peanuts and chips, ice down some soft drinks and pack chairs in the car, then we'll be ready to hit the streets in the morning for the last day of parades. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

11 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh golly- love this so much!!! so much to look at - love it all!!

Darlene said...

YEA!! So glad to have found your blog and meet a fellow LA blogger. I'm just north of you and a new follower.

soapHOUSEmama said...

LOVE this! So fun :) The feather is perfection too :)

Danielle said...

Fabulous colorful design! Love that feather.
And this page makes me want to go back to New Orleans so bad.... :-)

Fleursbydesign said...

Love this layout, so bright and colorful :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I love this fun and happy layout, Madeline! The yellow is wonderful on here and so are the feathers!

Crystal said...

Love your page I love how you added the feathers to your page.

Danielle said...

Great job on the feathers! They make the perfect embellishment for your page.

Have fun tomorrow and I hope the weather cooperates for the festivities.

Jennifer Grace said...

Ooh, amazing! I love the bright colours and those big flowers are just perfect! x

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Such a fabulous layout!
Love the photo collage, too!

Monique Liedtke said...

What a wonderful page!! Love those feathers! and the photos look like you're having so much fun!!