Hello on this hot day in South Australia,
I hope you have somewhere cool to relax.
Today I’m sharing a page for Scrap Africa
You can find the details HERE
I chose an ancient film strip which was taken in a photo booth,
long before mobile phones were invented.
The background paper is from Prima,
Epiphany collection, “Clear as day”
I used a very old negative strip from Creative Imaginations which I found sulking at the bottom of my acetate collection.
It had frilly edges which I cut off, ‘cos I wasn’t in a frilly mood.
Hope I didn’t hurt it’s feelings too much!
The orange hexagons are from a scrap of
Kaisercraft the “Paradiso” collection.
I had fun trying some new techniques with stamping and gold leaf and am happy with the final result.
I wrote some journalling on the back - it reads:-
Who is this young woman, all fresh faced and innocent? I hardly recognise myself. A friend and I had caught the train to the city to buy clothes. At the Adelaide railway station, we popped into a photo booth to play in a strange contraption which took instant photos before popping them out of a little slot.
I remember that dress, which I bought with my first pay packet as a telephonist with the PMG. It was a soft polished cotton with a modern geometric print. It had little cap sleeves, a belt and a full skirt. I thought I was the bees knees in it.
Like a lot of teenagers, I was egocentric and gawky, socially inept and yet wanting to appear sophisticated. If only I had known, that most people didn't give a darn about how I looked or if I made a faux pas, I would have been bolder, taken more risks and slurped the marrow out of life, while my limbs were still strong and resilient.
My Mother used to say "You can't put an old head on young shoulders" and how right she was. But wouldn't it be fun to try it for a month or two?