Here is my entry:
I went Retro for this one. This a photo of myself and my friends on the last day of school. The date is June 28, 1957.
(I am on a real Retro Roll these days, and I love working with my favourite retro-vibe papers from Crate Paper. It must be my Retro Period LOL!)
To stay true to the 50's style colours, I stayed away from inks and mists. All papers are "as is" except for distressing the edges and some faux stitching around the edge.
I cut the strips of paper from the CP Emma's Shop collection to resemble those old-fashioned books that used to line school library shelves, and used some lovely little hand-crocheted flowers as accents.
|I used flags for my title, and embellished the lettering on with black Enamel Accents by Ranger.|
It was a special moment in time for us for many reasons.In those days, the last day of school was presents for the teacher, a special assembly, and permission to wear regular clothes instead of our school uniforms. What freedom!
We wore navy blue tunics and white blouses to school. For the last day of school, our mothers had bought us girls all new dresses, which we are wearing proudly. (I can still remember the cool waffle-weave fabric of my new white dress.) The boys are wearing their regulation gray flannels and blue blazers.
And soon our teachers would distribute our year-end report cards:
At this moment in time, the world was perfect and we were happy with life. I find it so important now to remember this feeling, not with nostalgia but with the intention to cultivate a sense of wonder on a daily basis. And maybe that's why this picture said "Choose me! Choose me"!"
No matter what the era, children remind us of the importance of friends and wonder in our lives.
Papers: Crate Paper, Emma's Shop collection; Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Crate Paper