I have a quinceanera on Saturday and realized I either needed to buy a gift or make something. Well, this special young lady is the daughter of one of my friends/coworker and she used to come over to my home and craft with us. I thought I would make her a mini-album that she could put some photos of her birthday party in, but remembered I had two of the 7 Gypsies Painter Trays. I found them in the clearance section at Joanne's before Christmas. They usually sell for at least $19 and they were on clearance for only $7!! I bought the only two they had.
For those of you who don't know, a quinceanera is a 15th birthday celebration in the Catholic Hispanic culture. It's a day to celebrate when a girl becomes a young lady. I've been to plenty of them and Kenny & I have participated as padrinos (Godparents) in two of them - the first was for Vanessa and the second for Erika.
The parties are just like weddings - very elaborate and very special.
Now to the project:
Here is a photo of the entire thing:
And some close ups:
The color of her dress is a salmon color and the decorations are a mixture of the same color and a light teal blue (I'm sure there's an official name, I just don't know what it is). I started off with a paper line from CTMH but realized the "salmon" color was really more orange than I hoped. I accidently found a scrap piece of some paper that we had forever. In fact, it's one of the first paper pads Carly and I bought. I no longer have the cover page, but the pad was a Rock Star pad with lots of coordinating papers (probably DCWV, but I'm not sure). I used those sheets and added a teal color as accent.
The light wood and gold accented papers are from a paper pad from DCWV. I love this pad!!
So the idea of the painter's trays is to decorate it and she can fill the empty spaces with photos. I really like the way it turned out.
I used my Storybook Cricut cartridge for the crown, "15" and the mats; Tie the Knot cartridge for the "V"; SU! pennant punch for the pennant; SU! doilies; CTMH washi tape; the micro beads, gold flowers and assorted ribbons are from my stash.
I hope she likes it.