Monday, August 18, 2014

Anybody remember Williard on Footloose?

I am loving the "Inspired by ........ " themes over at Heart 2 Heart!  I have more ideas than paper over here for this month's challenges!  Ok, not really; I'm exaggerating!  This particular piece is for "Inspired by a movie" challenge.

Who remembers Footloose with Kevin Bacon?  Ok, who remembers that adorable country kid who couldn't find a beat if he were inside a bass drum?  Yep, Willard!  

Well, that's my boy, Keith!  That kid couldn't dance, hold a tune, or show any rhythm!  Now, this is a bit embarrassing since his mom and dad are both into music and his sister has an incredible voice and sang through HS and college.  It's interesting, Keith has rhythm on a horse and can feel that beat, but take him off the horse and it's gone!

He was NOT going to the prom!!  N O T going!  Then his riding buddy said she wanted to go. We all convinced him he should go and it would be ok.  Finally, he said he would go on one condition......he was going to wear cowboy boots and a hat!  Audrey agreed and that was that!  Most guys want to take a really nice car.  Not Keith; he thought it would be too cool to take his dad's Diesel 350.  Luckily, Audrey was a farm girl who thought it was equally cool!  

This Footloose scene definitely inspired this layout!  This would have worked for the song, but I already did that one!  : )

 I started with paper from CTMH Huntington (retired).  I stamped with Universal Backgrounds.  I then used Daisy White Pigment ink to put in some texture background.  I made my stencil from Acetate and the Artiste cartridge.  I sprayed over that with some Homemade shimmer mist.

The clock and key are from Key Moments.  I stamped the outside and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  

The background in the upper left corner is black CS embossed using the Quatrefoil folder.  I rubbed over it with Whisper pigment ink.  I made my boot the same way using a paisley embossing folder.  The stitched design is done with a gel pen.  The walkman is connected to headphones with Baker's Twine.

The concho is a CTMH Pewter Button and is sitting on top of ribbon from the Mini-Medley Black (retired) and this is on top of a scrap of CTMH Burlap (retired).  I inked over it with slate to match my color palette.

Feel the beat is cut from black CS and glued directly onto the picture of Keith's boot.  We affectionally called them "the boots that saved prom 2011!"  Hard to believe that was over three years ago!

Cartridges used:  CTMH Artiste, Country Fair, When I was a Kid, and Quarter Note.

CTMH ink colors:  Slate, Archival Black, Pigment Whisper, and Pigment White Daisy.

Update:  Keith did dance last summer at his sister's wedding.  I must say, it was a little better than I expected!  Oh, and he did set a trend at the HS.  The following year there were cowboy hats and boots at the prom!  "Who'd a thunk it?"

If you need some great CTMH papers, inks, embossing folders, books, pens, etc, visit KatiesCorner!

This layout is also going off to Sentimental Sundays where the theme is Monochromatic colors!  That's a fun challenge idea!


  1. What a fun layout and story...and nice boots! Thanks, Katie, for sharing your creation with us for the Sentimental Sundays Challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

    Inky hugs,
    SS DT
    Making Mayhem | Because Life is Messy

  2. What a great story! I am like your son, both my brothers have AMAZING singing voices and were offered scholarships and jobs with operas and I can not carry a tune at all, almost tone deaf here and yet I love to sing, just no good at it at all! I am glad he went and had a great time. Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  3. Fab LO :o)
    Thank you for sharing it with Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  4. Another great layout, Katrina. Love all the details! Thanks for joining us at H2H

  5. Great additions to your background, I love how you used the Universal Background stamp set. Glad you linked up with us at H2H!