Monday, March 23, 2009

We're all part of a Rhythm Nation!

Happy Monday everyone! :D I hope your weekend went well? If you haven't heard about the Rockin' challenge over at Club Anya, then let me fill you in. All you have to do is create your favorite rockstar from any Ian/Anya image. Of course, I chose Ms. Jackson as she was my favorite while I was in high school. When she came out with such strong independence and incredible choreographed videos, I found my idol. Although this was probably the last album that I bought of hers (the others couldn't compare to Rhythm Nation 1814 and Control), I can still remember most of the lyrics and dance moves. haha! TMI!
For Janet, I stamped Dress Me Anya on to SU's creamy caramel cardstock. Even though the color comes out flat, this is my favorite shortcut when I want a darker complexion. Since Janet is pretty curvy, I trimmed her into more of an hourglass shape. {*sigh...if only it was that easy IRL!}
I put her in an all black military jacket, fitted jeans, cinched belt and boots, then added the gold insignia with stickles. I lengthened her lashes a wee bit, tried to do her fabulous cheekbones, and added her beauty mark. In the actual video, Janet's hair is pulled back into a regular ponytail. That is so hard to acheive with a card!! I braided ribbon instead, it came out so much better than my original attempts.

My favorite but most difficult part of this card? It was her earring. Janet sported the hoop earrings, with one holding a key. I just had to pay homage to this fashion statement by making an actual miniature version of one with silver wire and silver DP. And I'm not even telling you whether or not I personally wore one just like it in high school. All I can say is that a diary key is the perfect size for a silver hoop. lol! ;)

Since the entire video is shot in an industrialized, very dark, silver, smokey environment, I soon found out that all of that can be quite overpowering. I decided to do something a bit more simple by honoring the platform that she and her dancers groove on along with silver elements behind her.
Want to see more samples? There were the most amazing DT cards at the challenge announcement, they are all now displayed HERE in TGF's galleria with the other card entries. Dance on over there, it's guaranteed to make you smile.
Have a wonderful Monday everyone!
*Love and Aloha*


Melissa Craig said...

Haha! She came out FABULOUS!! What fun!

Rachel said...

Joni... I love you... I went to this concert with my Mom in the 90's! It was such a 'strong' woman's concert!!!!!! We rocked it, it was amazing, just like this card!

Sarah said...

She ROCKS (pun intended) Joni!! You did a fantastic job on her!

Gabby said...

OMG!!! I LOVE THIS!!! I even started doing the hand know...up and down and side to side in front of your face...LOL! Yes...I was a Janet (or Ms. Jackson if you're nasty) fanatic!!! You go girl! I still need to work on mine...but after seeing this...forget it! LOL!

Janna said...

Joni!!!!! This is incredible!!! I am so, so excited that you made Janet! I was wondering what you would come it with and certainly did not disappoint! You did so much with her and it shows! I love the earing and the ponytail! The hat and outfit are incredible and the beautiful background works so well!!! Great trick with the card stock! i will have to try that! Oh I am so glad you enterd! it is awesome!


Chrissy's Creations said...

Too cute! Love the little added key earring.

Sheri Gilson said...

Your card ROCKS!!! Miss Jackson is AWESOME!!!

Becky said...

Ms Jackson is to much :), very creative Joni, as usaual, love what you did with this card, it really rocks.

Tammy said...

You are NASTY! I love this. I wan't up to this challenge but I'm super glad you did. This is so stinking fantastic!!
I can hear the rhythem nation in my head already.