Sorry about the caps on the title but I had to do that! If you've ever seen the movie "300" you'll know what I mean. Our kids and I have never seen it (it's very violent) but we all know that line from the movie.
When we went to Greece the year before last, the kids saw Sparta on the map. Even though we weren't really going near it, they were adamant we had to go there. We encourage them to make decisions when we travel so off we went. We ended up standing beneath a statue of a Spartan warrior in the main street with the kids putting on their fiercest faces and yelling "THIS.... IS.... SPARTA!" It was very funny.
The reason I'm telling you this is because my layout about this just got published in Australian Scrapbook Ideas. Here it is:
I had fun making the Spartan helmet, swords and shield. I cut the shapes out of cardstock then embossed them with gold and green embossing powders. I deliberately overcooked some areas to make it look old and coppery. I used some fluffy wool to top the helmet with. It was a pretty simple process that I think served the purpose well.
I hope everyone's been keeping cool lately and avoiding the bushfires that seem to be everywhere at the moment.