Sunday, October 2, 2011

I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.

I have the honor of serving on the Third Coast Rubber Stamps Design Team. Each month we received a stash of "Challenge Stamps". The three nude women in the journal page above is one I recently received. I like it! But I was trying to figure out a way to use in for my 31 Days of Halloween entry and my Third Coast Blog day.

One of my many favorite things to do on the internet is search for quotes. I had searched for Halloween quotes when I first signed up for 31 Days. I remembered seeing "I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween". The perfect quote! I like journaling with quotes and words and using ransome note lettering. I have a stash of letters that I keep in two embroidery floss organizers.

I pick up travel brochures when we travel, studying the brochures carefully for the perfect fonts. I know I prefer the fonts with "serifs" but pick up others that have cool color combos or are the perfect size. I try to keep a stash, so that I can sort through each letter looking for the perfect one that will be appealing with the other letters in the quote and with other art on the page.

Stamp the image on some scraps of designer paper and embossed with fine black embossing power. Apply a wash to your journal page using acrylic paint. Adhere your stamped images and add lettering, and assorted other quotes. I found some other interesting quotes about naked and or nude people from the internet.

"Clothes make the man (or woman). Naked people have little or no influence on society." Mark Twain

Check out all of the art stamps on Third Coast, at the links to the right. Three Nudes is # FA - 201-I .

Thanks for visiting Day 2 of The 31 Days of Halloween! Be sure to click on the next link in the blog roll at the right.

20 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

ROTFLMAO! LOVE your journal page! Cool that you stamped on DP and the idea of saving letters like that is brilliant! xxD

ike said...

EXCELLENT - I love this stamp and the finished journal page is fabulous. LoL I think your idea about saving letters is brilliant.... might just have to snitch that idea :-D
Hugz
Ike xxx

MaRyKaY said...

lol maybe they just wear clothes for halloween.
that is an awesome pic anyway.
love how your saving the cutout letters. thats a good idea.
also had trouble leaving posts earlier and apologize if this is a repeat. will check back later and delete one if thats the case.
thanks for sharing all the fun

Steph said...

LOVE this! What an awesome journal page, brilliant to use a non-halloween stamp and make it into one! I like all the little quotes around the images. Awesome tip on storing your letters too, wowie!

Kristina said...

Donna,
This saying on your project made me chuckle hard, I love it. I guess they could just use body paint??
Great project for day 2 of S&S's 31 day's! It's awesome!
Blessed Be,
Kristy
http://kristyleesworld.wordpress.com/

~Lady B~ said...

One word...BRILLIANT! I love how you were able to incorporate the nudes into a Halloween themed art journal page! Great tip on storing letters too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon Sahl said...

Your journal page is just awesome. I love the way you use colors and quotes. I spent a lot of time on the web looking for quotes too. Sure beats Bartletts!

Jane said...

Love your journal pape it is fantastic
Luv Jane xxx

Susan said...

OK today is OFFICIALLY DONNA'S BLOG DAY

1. Your journal page is FREAKIN' AWESOME!!

2. you gave us all a SUPERB tip on keeping mag. letters!

3. you quoted MARK TWAIN!!! I love Mark Twain...

(read...The Tragedy of PUDDIN'HEAD WILSON. one of the best books I ever read!!!)

you hit a homerun on all 3 swings today!!
Hugs,
Susan

monique said...

awesome page love the colours and the stamp

Jamie said...

Really cool journal page, :)

DK Spins said...

Wow, this is hilarious, Donna! Love how you wrote quotes around each stamped image - cool effect. Great job!

jennifer said...

very fun pieces, love the colors and style.

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

Donna... How cool is that? I would have never thought to save letters from everything!!! I just learned something new also, that you are on the Third Coast Design Team!!! That is awesome!!! Now about your creation... I LOVE, LOVE it!! Naked is soooo Halloween... perfect!!!!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

LOL I love this!!! Cool stamp too :)

Fiona. x

Scrap Vamp said...

LOL~ I Love that! Beautifully done!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Oh this really made me chuckle, and I love all your ransom note letters! :D

ldfdesign said...

ha! love it! great use of the quote and the stamps! wonderful idea on the ransome letters!

Sugar said...

that is wonderful! love the idea! what a great idea for your letters too!

Alex said...

THis is freakin HYSTERICAL! I loooooooooooooooooooooove it!!!! I also really love your letter saving idea. So smart!!!