Thursday, October 6, 2011

"Hold on Man! We don't go anywhere with 'scary', 'spooky', 'haunted', or 'forbiddin' in the title.

Probably the wrong quote for Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween, 'cause everywhere you turn, it's "Scary", "Spooky", "Haunted" and "Forbidden". But that doesn't stop the Wicked Bloggers. Be sure you check out the other links in the blog roll to the right.

Scooby Doo's quote was perfect for this journal page. I painted this page with the acrylic green, and "collage pauged" ( Traci Bautista's gluing medium)the ghostly image. I use whatever I happen to find on sale or have a coupon or I am inspired to try. No real product loyalty here. ( However the Claudine Hellmuth Mixed Medium is especially nice, but pricey for the size.) Mod Pauge works nice, too as well as the assorted brands of gel mediums.
The image came from a vintage text from the books below, we had these when I was at home as a mere child. My folks bought them when my brother was little, in the late 40s. I came along in the early 50s. I ran across a set of these and had to pick up a couple of volumnes.
 

I used some more of those Inkadinkado Mini stamps I picked up at Joann's and my local scrapbook store. Don't you love that little row of tombstones. Add some shading with a graphite pencil and some highlights with a white gel pen. You're set.

 

Here's a few detail photos. I think the 3 and the 1 may be from Stampin'Up collage alphabet / numbers.


Now, the prize pack from my rat friends. They need a name, we had several suggestions yesterday, which were pretty good. The rats are androgynous, so they really don't care if it's a boy's name or a girl's name.

The prize pack includes 3 Men's Clothing Alteration Tags, 3 vintage and naturally aged Bingo cards, 3 tags, 3 special labels, and 3 pairs of Pince-Nez, never before worn by any human. The rats and blood splatter will stay here. Isn't this exciting!

So think of some names, and you can enter more than once.


I found
yesterday's cloaked kitty at http://www.stamplandchicago.com/  #3318-18

20 comments:

MaRyKaY said...

I bet those books have some great pics and stories in them. I like how your page turned out using the books. he looks like hes on a hunt for something.
still no name for the ratties huh?
seymour n fefe.. one vince and other price. lol nah im no good at names. someone will come up with a good one. could always name them smeared and smudged and turn them into the company mascot

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOoh, this takes me back! We must be the same "vintage" what with the name and all, too. LOL LOVE your page! Cute quote and the image is just perfect. Thanks for the stamp info. I just ordered one. Just couldn't resist. Still having a time with the rat names. How about Bubble and Squeek? xxD

Sugar said...

awesome card! love vintage stuff!!!

Kristina said...

What a wonderful project, so creative! Your journal book is just awesome and I love Scooby Doo too!
Peace,
KristyLee

Sharon Sahl said...

Everything about your journal page is so well thought out and coordinated and I love every bit of it, especially but not only the vintage image. How lucky of you to have found a few special books to purchase. My younger sister has ours and I miss them!

monique said...

love your journal page, so beautiful, love the vintage image

Jane said...

I like this the saying is great love the headstones
Luv Jane xxx

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Those books are such a collectors dream and I bet they bring back lots of memories!!! I am loving your journal page!!! Absolutely Awesome!!! Okay you want more names... Hocus and Pocus, The Rat Brothers!!!

jennifer said...

great piece, love the scooby doo quote and the image is great!

Steph said...

What a wonderful journal page! The quote is fab, we love scooby doo at our house too. Hmmm... how about Bill and Eric for any True Blood fans :)

DK Spins said...

OMG I remember those Child Craft books, my brother still has a set. Love the page in your book! That little boy looks a wee bit scared running thru a graveyard at night. Great background scene you created.
Names for the rats? Willard and Ben from the movies early 70's

Susan said...

first...I LOVE SCOOBY-DOO! and always have!

2nd...I LOVE YOUR PAGE, soooo very cool!
Susan

Jamie said...

Ohh I love the Vintage look of your projects :)

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Just perfect, and the quote goes so well with your page :D
I can't wait to see what names you choose for the rats either :)

ike said...

Oh WoW - I wish I had those books - I bet the pikkies are great. Super project - love the colour.
Hugz
Ike xx

Scrap Vamp said...

I love that vintage card! The image is amazing! I buy old books for the same reason! Love your stamping!

ldfdesign said...

oh old books are the best! i love the expression on the boys face! it works great with your projects

Mónica Zúñiga said...

Ho Donna, this is a great page and I love your books, how cool to have them and hwat a great use of your stamps! I loved your colors, so inspiring! ;D

Hugs...Moni.

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Great page, the image and sentiment are great together

Stampin' Dymonz said...

Love your art journal page! Green's my favorite color!! Awesome that you found those vintage books!