This girl and her horses... I think when Michael first signed her up for lessons that he was hoping it was a passing fancy. Given our second trip to Dover Saddlery and that she is registered for her second shoe, I'm thinking not so much. I have weekly pictures still of her at the barn. She works hard in that short half hour lesson and she always walks away with a giant smile stretching from ear to ear.
The Cowgirl Up! stamp set from The Project Bin inspired this layout. I love that I have a whole set of stamps that are just perfect for the now hundreds of pictures of this young lady and her time at the barn. As far as I'm concerned, Mia is a legend. Having been reared from a horse after being kicked by another, after the number of times she has stayed on a spooked or fussy horse, she is pretty darn brave and a legend in her own right. At age 9.
I had toyed with the idea of going a bit more grunge with this piece and crinkling the paper then rubbing some Distress Ink on the creases. I decided against it as I really liked it just the way it was. It really didn't need more "roughin up".
Both chipboard pieces were naked and they did need some dressing - a nice embossed layer of Distressed embossing powder! Made for the perfect lucky horse shoe, don't you think? There are lots of random bits and pieces on this layout; October Afternoon, Studio Calico, Bella Blvd, Basic Grey... I just pulled things that were in the color hues I wanted to work with for that rustic, country cowgirl effect.
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