Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Who's That Girl???

... I said it would be worth popping back today didn't I? I am still laughing my socks off still at this photo of me. It was taken in one of those naff photobooth jobs that always make you look a bit deranged and always always take so long to eject the developed pics that in your impatience you end up scratching or smudging the image.



I can even remember where this was taken... in the photobooth in the main Post Office in City Square in Leeds... for a school bus pass. I had totally forgotten about this photo until my Dad arrived on Saturday morning with said pic... he had found it and thought I might like it... well, Grim whipped off up to his room and did some computer wizardry and came back down about 47 seconds later with the original photo and this one, resized and touched up *there is a joke in there but I am soooo not going there lol* Here's the original...



So... I decided to alter a photo frame I picked up in AC Moore while I was in Baltimore... Ellen was enabling me so much over there you know, first Michael's, then Queen's Ink and then AC Moore... like I needed any persuasion lol. I picked out my fave colour from the photo to co-ordinate it in with the frame... so it is brown from my eyes... meaning I got to play with Crowded Attic and Vintage Photo Stains and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mists. I cut the paper to fit, splodged some Trad Tan paint onto it and then made lots of splattery dots of Vintage Photo... I wanted them to look at bit like freckles seeing as my old fizzog is covered in them in this picture (they are a bit more bleached out nowadays... caught up in the wrinkles lol)




But first... a very near calamity struck in the Room of Stash... I am still shaking from the experience. I had finished a pot of Traditional Tan paint last week and went to get a new pot... and... couldn't find it! I knew it was in the drawer... it had to be, I would so never not have a second pot waiting for me... but I rummaged and rummaged and huffed and puffed and started to panic... and then I remembered! When I was doing my tidying jaunt the other week I put the paints in colour order in the drawer... ok, ok, lesson learnt... serves me right for being a dork lol



So... a little trip down Memory Lane... actually, is there a real Memory Lane somewhere?? Does anyone know??? Maybe I should whizz off and consult Mr Google Earth. Wouldn't that be funny if you lived on Memory Lane... you would be forever taking trips down it lol Oh and I really am wondering why on earth I was sporting a Cliff Richard hairstyle... a mullet no less!! Well, it was 1985 so I guess I can be forgiven lol UhOh... making myself laugh.. not a good sign so that must be the signal for me to say... thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

24 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

I love your frame Hels and that piccie is adorable! You were cute as a button!

Esther said...

You look so much like, well . . YOU! You gorgeous thing you! :)

Sandy Huntress said...

That's a great picture, you still have that wonderful smile!

I love what you did with the frame. And I KNOW what you mean about the paint, I drive myself nuts sometimes when I organize. Happy crafting.

Anonymous said...

新年快樂!!!
捲簾 日文 百葉窗 廚房設備 日系內衣批發 遊學 飄眉 情人對戒 養身食品 精品 精品眼鏡 繡眉 歐化廚具 綠建築 台中hotel 洗眉 汽車借款 PCB 逢甲住宿 融資 空氣清淨機 LED燈具 台中旅館 店面設計 台中室內設計 螢幕保護貼 曬衣架 梨山茶 熱水器 防水工程 銀樓 晒衣架 微型投影機 杉林溪高山茶 樂器行 屋瓦 整形 黑糖 酒店經紀 養身食譜 鐘錶

ellen vargo said...

Well call me crazy but that picture absolutely adorable!! Love it! Seriously... gorgeous! And the frame's not too shabby either! HA!

ellen vargo said...

Oh... and another thing... now that I've seen you as a brunette... I can say with all confidence... LOVE the brunette thing! I'm just sayin'! (Sorry, Grim!) :)

Cher said...

well u have not aged one day!!!!!!! how awesome!

Helen said...

Great picture, and the frame looks fabulous!

Barb Cady said...

Well, not much change there then! Still beautiful after all these years! Chuckle, isn't that a song title? a Sunday Stamper challenge for the future? Love it Hels. x

Jane said...

I love your photo and guess what ! ,there IS a Memory Lane in Leicester

Ann said...

Great piccy Hels.....love the hair colour!! Love your frame too xxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi hun, love the pic, love the frame :-) serves you right for tidying up, haha. I've not been in blogland for ages so will try to join in with SS this week.
Anne xx

Kate said...

Aww, she looks so sweet, who would have known she would become the queen of waffle, lol.

Only joking, a very cute make and Grim did wonders with the old photo.

** Kate **

Artyjen said...

Love the piccie you don't look a day older :) Lovely frame and flowers too.
xoxo Sioux

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great picture Hels, I used to have a mullet too! Love the flowers, Judith xx

Lori said...

How CUTE! Both, the pic AND the frame! lol! Wonderfully done, love those flowers, and ... long live the mullett! lol!

Dragon said...

That's a great pic, Hels... that your sister then???? tee hee... The frame is lovely, and I have yet to find out the brilliant properties of that tan paint!!!
Frankie
xx

Ann said...

I had to click over from Google Reader to tell you that the photo is adorable!

Enjoying your blog from Montana.

funkycrafter said...

that is one cute photo. the tricked out one in the frame is great, but i also like the original. definitely stylin in '85. hope you have recovered from the shock of not being able to find the trad tan.

voodoo vixen said...

I wonder what the chinese person said? I am sure it was flattering... so don't worry!!;) I am amazed that you still look the same as you did in the '80's!! I don't... which actually is a good thing as some of them I look like that woman from coronation street with the big glasses.. Deirdre something? Yeah, not a good look, so best that I have grown older and lost it!! Love your frame with the freckles... brilliant!

Sam said...

Cracking piccie Hels - you haven't changed much have you! Lovely frame too! Know what you are saying about the paint!

Candy C said...

Hels...you were a darling girl!!! Now you're a darling woman! :) Your frame is awesome!! <3 Candy

StampDancer said...

This is a lovely frame - and you were/are a cutie! The panice made me relate. I've been reorganizing and now I moments of panic of where is "X"? There is a Memory Lane in Arlington, Texas. Condos for sale there - http://www.weichert.com/37824969/

craftimamma said...

I bet your Dad would like this pic back now you've framed it so beautifully. You were a cutie Hels and you've changed very little apart from the hair colour.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Related Posts with Thumbnails