Thursday, October 23, 2008

Submissions for Challenge #11

These are the submissions from our lovely participants

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oct - Nov 08 Inspirational Scrapper

Artz de Scrap's Chosen Inspirational Scrapper for October 08 is


Hi there, I'm Katherine from Penang, Malaysia. I work full-time and I'm mummy to a 3-year-old hyper-bunny who is my main source of inspiration. My daughter is the Art Director of many of the creative projects we churn out together.

I love all things art related, be it playing, creating, or savouring creations of others.I started off with scrapbooking, mainly to preserve memories of my daughter growing up but this has expanded into other related stuff namely altered art, repurposing items and photography.

I only wish I had more time to play! It is truly an honour to be featured here as I have also drawn much inspiration from the Artz de Scrap features.

Potpourri Tutorial

Bottle (of your desired size)
Staz-On Inkpad
Clear Stamp (unmounted)
Pearl Trims
Dried Flowers/Leaves or Used Tea Leaves
Essential Oil/Room Fragrance


Soak bottle to remove label and ensure that it is completely dry.
Ink unmounted clear stamp with Staz-On Ink and carefully position stamp onto the outside bottle, pressing on the stamp in gently but firmly to transfer the image.

This needs to be done very carefully to ensure image is not smudged.


Repeat stamping around the bottle and allow the stamped images
to dry thoroughly before further handling.

Fill bottle with dried flowers, leaves and/or dried used tea leaves.

You can repurpose your old bouquet of flowers for this.

Use of dried used tea leaves is also great as the leaves
would have lost most of its aroma by then.


Drop a few drops of your favourite essential oil or room fragrance into the filled bottle.
Place netting or lace over the bottle opening and secure with a rubberband onto the neck of the bottle, then trim the leftover netting/lace near to the rubberband but be sure to leave some allowance. Tie a ribbon around the bottle neck to cover up the rubberband. You can also dress it up further with a string of pearl trimming over the ribbon.

Distress some paper flowers (as many as you want) and adhere them over the ribbon and various spots around the bottle and embellish as you please.

All done!


Additional Tips:
You can use rub-ons and alcohol inks instead of, or with the stamping on the bottle. are takes






We would love to see your take on this tutorial. Do share it with us, email us at
Happy Altering!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Altered Bottle Challenge

October Greetings to All!!

Ready for the next challenge??

It would be a very simple challenge this month! We would like you to alter any bottle!

However, Originality will be a factor in determining the winner for this challenge!

We can't wait to see your takes on this challenge!

Do link your submissions (on your blog) in the comments section or email us a copy to for a chance to win a RAK.

Here are our takes

Cabbie's altered bottle


Felicia's altered bottle


Liza's altered bottle


Wati's altered bottle


You have till Friday 31st October 2008 Midnight Eastern Time.
International scrappers are most welcome to join in.

The winner will be voted by the Designers and will be
announced here on the 1st of November 08.

Sneak Peek of our next tutorial


Do check back here on the 15th of October 08 for this wonderful tutorial by our next chosen Inspirational Scrapper

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Challenge #11

Artz de Scrap crew would like to wish all our Muslim scrappers

Due to the Eid festivities, challenge #11 will thus be posted on the 6th of Oct 08.
Thank you for your kind understanding.
Do come back here on the 6th!!

Winner for Challenge #10

Thank you for all your Gorgeous submissions of your takes on the mini purse albums! We hope you had fun with it! The Design Team has voted and the winner is ..................


Congratulations Vivi
You've won yourself a SK Kit (Vibe) sponsored by Scrappin Kids Beyond

Thanks again for playing along with us and hope to see more precious & lovely submissions for Challenge #11!