Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Try it on Tuesday - the 70's

Our lovely Janet said "anything that reminds you of the 70's and you can make anything you want" Now I seemed to have missed the 70's altogether as I couldn't remember anything about them, to be precise I can remember things but cant relate them to any particular date, it's a problem I have with sequencing my life, I've loads of stop image pictures which don't relate to anything much at all.  But then I remembered that my brother was born 11 years after me and as I was born in 1960 he must have been born in 1971 and I could remember doing things with him when he was little, one of which was watching the clangers!

My other brother - who we found through friends reunited was also born that year and I've just forgotten his birthday so I thought this was just the card to send to him! The background card blank was made with TH distress inks and Starburst Stains and the moon was made on a circle of card, liberally coated with gesso and heated till it bubbled then painted with paint daubers. It's a great texture for a moon don't you think?

Hope you have more memories of the 70's to inspire you than I have so you can have a go with this weeks challenge. Do have a look at the DT work, it's interesting to see what they make of the theme and what connects them with that era!

Hope you week's got off to a good start
Here's wishing you happy days
x Michelle

Oh just before I finish I've had a couple of suggestions for one liners for the pic of Alan and the Pij below.

Someone said that pij was having a tweet
and then it was decided he was on twitter!

Can you come up with any little amusements - lets see how silly they can get!

x M


lisa said...

Mmm the 1970's, can't say I remember much apart from The Clangers and The Wombles and some very dodgy clothes my Mother insisted on dressing me in, think I'd rather forget that!!
Your card if fantastic, Michelle. I love the moon, it looks so real.
Hugs Lisax

Debs said...

Great card beautifully made, with a great comment, missed you today. Hugs Bee and Dee

PatR said...

Oh the Clangers I'd forgotten about them. Your creation is fantastic and really made me smile. You've come up trumps again. Hope all goes well with you and yours. xx

themessycraftroom said...

Brilliant card, that background and the moon are great. Love the clangers.Hugs x ChrisB

georgina said...

Great stuff Michelle and of course you'd remember the clangers lol, luv georginaxx

Yvonne said...

Fab card.. now I don't remember the Clangers. I was born in the 70's but they must have passed me by!

Cannot think of any one liners for pij and Alan .. brain is not working!

ElizabethR said...

Well my fave was the Magic Rounderbout still have my books and my Dougal LOL Don't tell!! Love Elizabeth xxx

Yvonne said...

LOL, this is fantastic, Michelle!

craftimamma said...

Mmmm! 1970 marked the start of the 'rest of my life' after wasting the previous 5 years on a bad relationship and very brief marriage so I remember the 70's more for a feeling of freedom to be myself than anything else ............ which included wearing mini-skirts, lol!

I do remember the Clangers and this card is brilliant. Love your textured moon.

Lesley Xx