Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Blast from the past!


Trying to catch up with Emily's prompts and have managed to do the 'bedroom' prompt one :) We have had several hideous bedrooms due to moving quite a bit, the most recent horror being the red glossed walls in the maisonette we lived in three years ago! However, my most remembered room(especially by my family!) will be the first decor I chose when we moved in 1977 :) I chose some lovely (!!) jungle wallpaper, covered in lions , tigers etc with a blck background.And for the shelving unit that my Dad constructed I chose a delightful shade of lime/Kermit green called Jitterbug green.Yep, you can just picture such a wondrous combination can't you?! Sadly , by the time I out grew this combo, I had grown tired of the jungle animals and gouged most of their eyes out!! (it was backed with polystyrene stuff)Gosh, I'd be horrified if my kids were to vandalise their rooms such a way now! So there you have it, my truly unique 70's bedroom memories! I painted the card with acrylic paint and used a Heid Swapp mask for the flower.Sadly I have no pics of jungle animals to add more authenticity to it!

18 comments:

Marjolein said...

This is so cool!!!! All the colours we had in our bedrooms when we were younger... Love it!!!

Jenny said...

What a cool card! I love the idea of a jungle room!s

Paula said...

Great card. Scary what we used to put up with back then!!

Ann(i)e said...

and I don't just look at all the lovely pictures.....I READ that you are out of Reese's...more will be coming your way!!!
XOXOXOXO

Linda said...

What a great story! Those 70s were definately the days weren't they?:)

saffiertje said...

Great to read the story! I had snow white wallpaper myself about 25 years ago!

Julie said...

Oh how bright and vibrant is this? I love it!

valerie said...

funny what we thought was cool in the seventies my I shared my bedroom with my older sister it was covered in david cassidy pictures when I got round to liking him she had moved on to queen

Lis said...

Love the colours, its a fab card!

KP said...

great colors! love the journaling & flower.

jess said...

WHat a bright happy colour!! lol
Great card!

domestic goddess said...

hehehe, what a great memeory, and why o why can you use masks and i cant :(
xxxx

Je@net said...

Oooh, this card is great! Love the colors, the flower and the journaling!!

Dani said...

Super !!

em falconbridge said...

oh my! how funny does that wallpaper sound? you have some great stories going! love seeing what you do :)

Tracie H said...

LOL! I lurrve tghose colours and would happily paint my whole house lime green!
T.x.

lyzzydee said...

I had green and yellow wallpaper, it was so subtle!!
Nice card!!

Nat said...

this is awesome- love the color :-)