Sunday, June 24, 2007

Gothic Arch & chunky page

....WARNING....WARNING... NUDE PICTURE BELOW!!!!!


The chunky swap theme for this month for our Altered Book Club (ABC) is Nudes. This in itself causes no drama as there's plenty of vintage nude images around and you have plenty of scope for what type of "imagery" you want to create to go with the nude....or nudes. While spending some time perusing different sites I happened across a little known "National Day". You know, those holidays that are obscure, weird, maybe a little funky but still great for the altered arts field....like "National Talk Like A Pirate Day" (September 19th). Well I discovered "National Garden Naked Day"....September 10th so it'll be a little chilly down here in Australia but think the States should have lovely weather!

My chunky page also contains a neat little library card that you can make up for yourself from this site. You put in the info that you want, including scribbled notes but just make sure you put a catalogue number otherwise it won't work (ask me how I know!). The words on the front of the chunky are "Carpe Rutila", which means...."seize the rake"! hahahaha Thought I'd throw a little Latin humour into it. The background on the front is embossed but I'm thinking now that I'm looking at it on screen, it might need some more "stuff"? Might have to do a.......shudder......groan.......shrink plastic FLOWER!!!!!!! I'm soooooo not into flowers but think this might actually call for one....though it'll have to be one of Michelle Ward's from the In Vogue plate....that'll make me feel a little better ;-) So here it is, front & back.


the back...

The other item....okay, 15 items, I finished today was my gothic arch pages for a swap with the lovely Natalie Briney. This was a bit of a long drawn out project, had the background pages ready well over 6 weeks ago but then hit a brick wall as to what to put on it! HIM to the rescue, same image as I used on the canvas that I made at stamp camp and I also used the big gothic script stamp (Michelle Ward again....Printed Matter plate) stamped with Brilliance Platinum Planet....LOVE that colour! Also used my new cuttlebug machine and a borrowed die (cutting thingo), this is the wonderful scrolly looking thing down the centre. There's also some webbing embossing in silver as well. Title? GOTHSTRASIZED....try and say THAT one 3 times fast!!!




8 comments:

Natalie B said...

Way cool Kelsey!!! And we only need 13 for the swap, so you can send that spare one off to you know who!! She'll love it!! Big hugs Nat. ps my page is on my web with the woman sitting on the egg. I also used some webbing embossing (black) in the background, but our pages are soooooooooooooo different. Cool....

Arty Lady's blog said...

This is sensational Kelsey - Love it!

Dawnie said...

So where do I sign up to get GOTHSTRASIZED ???

Love it all K.

Prawnface xxx

Genevieve said...

I knew that you're a closet goth! Great stuff as always. I may just have to get that cuttlebug die....mmm

Cheers!

G

Ev said...

Love that you have updated and with such lovely eyecandy...go the goths!!! LOL

Julie H said...

Kelsey you amaze me with your art every time I visit -and I do like this one.

Dot said...

Awesome art Kelsey! I am very excited that I will get one of your gothic arch pages as I am in the same swap (yipeee).

You are a gothy girl (and I love it!)

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.