This page was supposed to be about Shirley Temple. That's how it began. Instead, it features Schwarzenegger. But I guess that's how it goes in Hollywood.
When The (Not So) Small One was a very little girl she had a bit of a thing for Shirley. Maybe it was the ringlets, or the little smocked dresses; but I think it was the button up, round toed shoes, which she learned to call Mary Janes, because she begged for a red pair for her birthday. So she was sad, of course, a few weeks back, when she heard that Shirley had gone; and we got to talking about our trip to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, when we once visited Uncle Dave in LA.
It's over ten years since we were there, when The (Not So) Small One was still singin' Shirley and there was only one star we wanted to see. We set out late one lazy LA afternoon, when the Californian sunshine was a dusty gold over the scuffed up glamour, and the stars stretched along the side walk and called out for us to pose.
That was the picture i had in my head when Get It Scrapped asked me to play around with adding text to a page and I thought of stars and the shape and the names, and I went looking for the photos. Turned out I didn't have the photo I had imagined, of Shirley and her small starstruck acolyte. I had shadows and poor snaps. But I did find Arnie, so he became the page instead. I wanted a peeling paint kind of look: soft thirties colours, glittery, but not so glitzy, the old and the new, the extravagant mixed with the inexpensive. Just the way I remembered it.
The star I made using Tagxedo. It was an easy way to add text to the page. but I'm no expert. For the best tips you need to head to my blogging friend Jemma's excellent Tagxedo posts. She'll really tell you how it works. For more ideas on adding text in lots of different ways you can find the Get It Scrapped article here Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Text as part of your Layout Design
And, if you are looking for The (Not So) Small One? maybe try - oh, you know I had to - On The Good ship Lollipop..
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