Thursday, 18 February 2010

Nudies (but not rudies!)

This is a first for me - I haven't done nudies before! Couldn't resist this challenge when I saw it posted on a the forum of a trading group I am in. These are approx postcard size, and form a set of 6.
I began with a collaged background, painted it with acrylics and then added borders from various places including Teesha Moore and Cassis creations. The nudes came from here on Etsy. The brief was to use nudes withoug being rude ha ha ha! So I covered up any bits that may cause offence with a butterfly :-)  Oh, and the butterflies came from Crafty Individuals (UK).
The funnest part was coming up with the wording. My 9 year old daughter came up with 'it ain't rude to be nude', 'love the skin you're in' is from an advertising slogan I think. 'Too nice for knickers' was a line that jumped out at me from the Sunday newspaper last week. In case you're wondering, it was from an interview with Johnnie Boden (owner of a british clothing company with a reputation of playing safe and aiming at the yummy Mummy market). Turns out Boden don't sell knickers because they are ...  too nice for knickers! LOL!
And here are 4 of the set of 6 nudie postcards:
Bye for now

31 comments:

  1. I also like 'all fur coat and no knickers!'

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  2. What a brilliant set! Love the words too, very witty! I love vintage nudes images. I have just received some little images from Crafty Individuals ready for a little creation I have in my head. x

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  3. Oh my....this is awesome...as always.

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  4. These are great fun - all the better for butterflies!

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  5. Wow Kate these are AB FAB darling....love them... I think I need to join some of these inspirational challenge sites...xoxo

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  6. Love, Luv, LOVE these ladies! And they're not rude at all with their fancy, strategically placed butterflies!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  7. WOW! These are divine and I LOVE the captions - too nice for knickers being my fave. Great art work - great sense of humour! WOW x2

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  8. Kate, love the nudies! I am in this swap too so hopefully one of these will be mine. Love the use of the butterfly!

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  9. Oh Kate they are so lovely, so original and very tasteful...and I remember the days when my boobies - hope thats acceptable on here - looked like that!!!!!I have a long, long memory Lol!
    Sue xx

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  10. Too cute! Very tasteful Kate, and fun!!

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  11. Just Fabulous Kate..titles made me smile :) xx

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  12. Kate I love them, absolutely gorgeous - thank you for sharing!

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  13. Only one word............... fabulous!

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  14. There are fantastic - really made me smile! And I have wondered why Boden don't do ladies underwear...now I know! Too posh for pants... xx

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  15. these look such fun :) LOVE the witticisms you came up with x

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  16. Another old saying is " red hat and no knickers!!"
    Sue x

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  17. Love them Kate! Made me giggle anyway!

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  18. WOW hun i love these there soooo fab and such lovely images and perfect sentiments xxx

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  19. Fabulous "racy" stuff as my dad would have said... ;-)

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  20. You've brought a smile to my face with these little pearls! Love your wit (plus 9 year old daughter's!!) The postcards are stunning, just full of style. Love 'em. x x

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  21. Have been looking at your blog for a while now and love your stuff. Those nudes are brilliant - love the slogans

    I just bought this months Craft Stamper ( I havent been buying it in a while) and love your article on art journalling so much I have just ordered a back copy of last months so that I can see Part 1.

    I have been thinking about Art Journalling for a while now and looking at the blogs of all the ladies who were on Dyans weekend made me want to do it even more.

    Wasnt quite sure where to start so your articles will be most helpful

    Suzy

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  22. Fab-u-lous! Love them :) Thanks for the inspiration in CS this month :)
    xoxo

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  23. Great set there Kate - and not rude at all. :)

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  24. oh..kate...these are absolutely awesome! love 'em!

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  25. The backgrounds on these beauties are to die for. They are stunning. Then you added the tasteful nudes and the butterflies covering their unmentionables and created the perfect swap pieces. Sure wish I was one of your swap partners. These are glorious. And did I mention colorful?

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  26. ha ha ha just love em babe xx

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  27. Kate oh these are a work of art !! How pretty are these,oh yes you nailed this challenge.
    I loved your post. I love the comments from our families in regards to our creations. LOL
    What you said is true and they are so artful.
    You make me want to try harder, I am so inspired by you.....
    I love visiting you and see you are published again. Never gets old, so exciting Kate. Big Congrads to you so creative girlfriend.
    Thanks for sharing,Marvelous fits !!!
    Hugs,Laura. xoxx

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  28. Your non-rudie Nudies are adorable! I love the Teesha Moore style collaging. Beautiful!

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  29. Well Kate got my back issue of Craft Stamper today with Part 1 of your masterclass so had to visit my local arty shop. Now got acrylic matt medium (hope that will work - could not see any gel medium) and a large pad of watercolour paper. No excuses now so hopefully will have some time tomorrow to actually make the journal, then make the pages all ready for Part 3 next month.

    Suzy

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  30. Loving the 'nudies'! They're really good fun!
    Also love the card you made! Fabulous - right up my street lol! I may have to invest in one of those journals to wreck haha!
    Lesley x

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