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MMDT Challenge #8: The 70s

This time, we were challenged to create a page inspired by the decade we were born in. The only other requirement was that we had to use at least one current photo.

Rather than recap the 1970s, I wanted to just borrow the feel of the era. I spent some time going through the culture, fashion and home decor of the 70s -- WHAT were we thinking!?? Men do NOT look good in belted tunics and plaid pants. Just saying ...

I decided to pull the colors and feeling from book covers, posters and advertisements. Here are a few of my inspirational images ...

 

 

That done, I was stumped on what to photograph.

And then it hit me ... I love to take pictures of my cats, but I rarely do anything with the photos. After all, there are only so many pictures of cats laying around a person can have.

Since they missed the 1970s, I thought they might enjoy a little trip back in time through the bright colors of the 70s, so I took close up photos of each one and created this ...

Winifred was helping me scrapbook that day, so I made her "pretty" by tying some twine around her neck. Misty was much harder to photograph that day, so I didn't get the position I wanted, but it was close ...

I used strips of brightly colored cardstock and some QuicKutz dies to create the look. I tried to mimic the title from the book "Love Story". This was the closest I could come using the fonts I had for my Cricut.

Although the page ended up being extremely simple, it is definitely the brightest page I have ever created! And, I did enjoy the journey and time spent researching, remembering and laughing at the 1970s.

Shared by Candy Spiegel on April 22, 2013 | Memory Date: April 21, 2013
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Very Nice Layout! I love the colors-they are so bright and vibrant. Your cats are so cute! I also love how you pulled your inspiration from colors from the decade. Very nice.
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  June 7, 2013 at 11:48 pm   
Candy - I love the colors you used. The page pattern you created is very striking. I really like it.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  May 6, 2013 at 12:21 am   
What a simple yet very creative layout! I love this! The colors are great...almost reminds me of something else from that era...remember the tests they used to do on tv with all the stripes and the ear-piercing tone from the Emergency Broadcast System...This is only a test...please stand by...
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  May 5, 2013 at 3:13 am   
The color and the cat-attitudes say it all. Great job.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  April 25, 2013 at 4:12 pm   
the colors and fonts are truely a sign of the 70's great job!
Posted By: Tonnya Sayah  |  April 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm   
This was a neat idea! Like the cat photos and the work behind the page layout. Nice job! Fun to search for stuff online from that era.
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  April 24, 2013 at 1:04 am   
Love the stripes in bright colors and the floral detail.
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  April 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm   
Wow...Peter Max...there's a flashback! The vivid colors really pop on the black and the grid format shines in your pattern.
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  April 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm   
Your kitties are so cute! The colors are very reminiscent of the 70s...I liked the stripes and the fun embellishments!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  April 22, 2013 at 3:51 am   
Love it!, Enjoyed It!, Wow!, LOL!, Heartwarming!, Beautiful!, Sweet!, Yummy!, Thnk 4 Sharing Does that cover it all? This MUST be one of the most cleaver ideas you have come up with! Looks like the book to me!
Posted By: Denise Tretheway  |  April 22, 2013 at 1:51 am   
     

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