Wednesday, January 25, 2012

1st prize - Vintage Image Craft & a New Challenge for Valentines Day

I have been meaning to blog about my 'win' for weeks, and just have not found the time to do so.  Today, I was going through my list (I live from lists) of things to do, and ticked this one off as 'done/completed' - phew!  Sorry Martin and Scott (proprietors of Vintage Image Craft), but I know you are such wonderful people, you will forgive me... LOL

In December, I won first prize for my Christmas Cat, Book-Card, in the Vintage Image Craft challenge!!!  I had a wonderful time in creating this card, which was inspired by the beautiful papers at Meg's Garden.  I also completed a tutorial for this book-card, which can be found "here".You can view my entry "here".  As a first prize winner, I received the most amazing book called  "Scraps" by Elsebeth Gynther and Christine Clemmensen .  It really is an amazing book, with so much inspiration.   I spent way too much time 'reading' and not blogging this post!

This month, Vintage Image Craft has another challenge running with some great prizes up for grabs. You can read about their current challenge "here".  All the information can be found on this link, and also is available (along with free vintage images) on their facebook page - "here".  Worth entering, very much worth checking out the entries for some inspiration and of course, great prizes to be won!

I am so hoping that some of my blogging friends will enter.

Taken from Vintage Image Craft's website:

Creative Challenge
February 2012

Valentine Ornaments!

What special ornament can you create with a romantic Victorian Valentine image like this one?
Valentine Creative Challenge on Vintage Image Craft
Romance! Flirtation! Unrequited love! Requited love! Hang around for our Creative Challenge, February 2012 - Valentine Ornaments! Submit your craft photo, and if your Valentine Ornament craft is selected, you will win a new copy of "Paper Cuts," the beautiful book by acclaimed paper artisan, Taylor Hagerty.

You begin with a vintage image of a Victorian Valentine. Download FREE images from VIC's Facebook page, now into February. Or you can purchase ready-to-print Image Books from our VIC Store.

Cut up those images and craft a hanging ornament that expresses the glory of love. Through February 8, you can submit your Valentine Ornament craft photo to VintageImageCraft -- and you are in the contest!!

The top three winners will share adulation, international acclaim, and PRIZES!

  • Your ornament can be suitable for a Valentine tree, a wall, a ceiling fixture, a doorway, or a door - anywhere you can hang something.
  • VIC Facebook badgeUse a VIC vintage image, free on Facebook or purchased from Vintage Image Craft, for your Valentine ornament.
  • Incorporate any techniques, including collage, assemblage, altered art, stamping and/or distressing.
    Submit your entry by February 8, 2012 by sending
  • photos or scans of your artwork (up to four)
  • a full description of the techniques, materials and products you used
    Winners will be announced by February 11, 2012.


Entries will be judged on creative use of vintage images, design, color, materials and textures, embellishment, techniques, and pure whimsy. The judges are Scott Henderson and Martin Bray.


Paper Cuts by Taylor Hagerty on Vintage Image CraftFirst Prize is a copy of Taylor Hagerty's beautiful book, Paper Cuts, 35 Inventive Projects from Lark Books. This book takes paper crafting to a "cut above." The folk-art tradition of paper cutting has become the new darling of the fashion and design worlds. Taylor Hagerty builds on the trend, drawing on a variety of cultures—from Mexican to German to Chinese—and brings together today's top artists. The result is a collection of 35 smart, fresh, and contemporary projects, including party ware, centerpieces, and more. The book is a $17.95 value (donated by Lark Books!).

And a prize beyond value: The winning craft and artist will be displayed on the VintageImageCraft Home Page!

Second Prize is ONE download of a VintageImageCraft Card Book of your choice, an $8.99 value.

Third Prize is ONE download of a VintageImageCraft Image Book of your choice, a $4.99 value.

VintageImageCraft invites you to submit your
"Valentine Ornament" by February 8, 2012!

1 comment:

Adriana B said...

congrats Sandie on your winning entry. Well deserved.
Looks like a lot of fun on vintage image craft . :)