Saturday, 26 January 2008
Story of my life latest
Here are two more layouts from the story of my life. Five down, about 50 to go! As a recap, I'm using all the pictures in B&W and using different colour themes for different stages of my life. Well, that was the theory - I was supposed to use blue for my childhood years - but as you'll see, somehow yellow crept in!
The picture top left was the result of a session in Plymouth with photographer Gerald Prior. It took a long time because my younger brother was such a livewire. We practically had to hold him down in the end. I still remember that dress! I must have been about seven or eight years old. Supplies: paper - unknown. Red ribbon, jewel brads by Dovecraft. Green sparkly letters K&Co.
The picture top right is my official school photo when I was about six years old I reckon. The tragic headline "Can I help you sonny?" was actually said when I was a bit older and we'd gone to a restaurant for lunch (extremely unusual). The waitress asked me what I wanted, sonny. Well, I did have very short hair: I had had it longish but it used to tangle and my dad Stamps was the only one with any patience to brush it gently. So I used to get a razor cut at My Lady Hair Fashions, Colebrook, where my snipper was called (by me) Valerie the Penguin. Well after the disgrace of being mistaken for a boy, I promptly grew it long again.
Supplies: patterned paper and flower, DCWV: envelope (containing lock of my hair from when I was about 12!), K&Co. Journalling note: 7Gypsies. Chipboard letters: K&Co.