Saturday, October 17, 2009

Do the Hustle

It's week 2 of the So You Think You Can Dance Contest over at the My Favorite Things Forum on Splitcoast Stampers. This week the challenge is "Disco - It's Electric! Retro and Funky, Let's Get It On". Wow, Disco, what fun music, you got to get up and dance when you hear those tunes, great for walking on a threadmill too but stamping, I like to relax while I stamp and disco makes me want to move. However, this is one great contest with a whopper of a prize so I settled down to make a card.
Disco came out in the 70's and I was there for it. I have some great memories to draw upon for this card. I loved the Village People, they were the most fun group around and the songs were a hoot. Even today the DJ's play "YMCA" at weddings and parties. You must have seen them, among them there was a cop, a leather dude, a construction worker and an Indian. So I thought I'd take some of the WTG gals and make an alternate group, what if the Village People were woman, well there'd have to be a pregnant woman, a witch, how about a cowgirl, and a she-devil. They were taken from the stamp sets: "She's Having a Baby", "Totally Witchin", "Ride "Em Cowgirl" and "Party Girl". For the Cowgirl I extended her body a little and switched a microphone for the lasso. The witch and pregnant woman's clothes were paper pieced with K & CO Halloween paper, the cowgirl's dress is a scrap of leftover SU paper. Party Girl was colored with copics. Glitter, lame and sequins ruled the disco scene so I used stickles to punch up the outfits. the background paper is DCWV Glitter stack and the design is retro.
I tried to mimic the MFT font and wrote the sentiment by hand with a gold marker and mounted it on the black and white ribbon that came with the MFT Halloween ribbon pack. To finish it off there are three dew drops in the lower right corner.
What a fun time the 70's were, this challenge gave me some time to think to reminisce.
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  1. OMG that is SO cute and a genius idea! LOVE IT!

  2. I love your alternate group - that is so cool! Great card - the idea is great but so are the paper piecing and the colors - it brought a smile to my face! YWCA, it's fun to stay at the YWCA-A . . .


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