Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Winner of Altered Egg Challenge

The winner of the Altered Egg Challenge is ..................



You've won yourself a RAK sponsored by our very own RD Felicia!

Do email me your mailing address so we can send your RAK to you...=)

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

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Altered Egg Challenge

Here are the entries we received...
Altered Egg
(Click to see the slideshow)

Monday, March 15, 2010

March 2010 Inspirational Scrapper

Artz de Scrap's Chosen Inspirational Scrapper for March 2010 is
Vicki Flinchum

I'm a 46 year old Stay At Home Mom. I live in Round Rock, Texas with my husband of 8 years and our kids, a son, 6, and step daughter, 11. I retired from 17 years of government service to stay home and raise my children. I have been involved in arts and crafts since I was a child. More recently I owned a faux painting and home décor business and an online scrapbook store. I became involved in scrapbooking and mixed media about five years ago. I love papercrafts, altered arts and mixed media. I teach classes at local scrapbook stores, retreat centers and online on a variety of topics from basic scrapbooking to complex technique heavy altered art and mixed media projects. I also instruct students to use tools like Purple Cows Trimmers and Zutter Bind It All and DreamKuts. My scrappy style is eclectic, at best! Some days my pages are neat and simple.....others, I throw on everything I can get my hands on. I have a special love of distressed items and ephemera.

Currently, I design and teach for:

Purple Cows
Zutter Innovative Products (Original Zutter Zister)
Harlee Quinz Designs
Scrapbook Haus
Jean's Art Dolls
Rockin' R Retreat Center

I am also a:
PrimaDonna: a Prima Marketing Endorsed Artist Educator
Tattered Angels Educator
Copic Certified Designer
Certified Fiskars Demonstrator

Altered Ceiling Tile Tutorial

I am drawn to flea markets, garage sales and antique malls like a moth to a flame. You never know what you might find. So, needless to say, I've accumulated a lot of interesting stuff. For this project, I decided to put my stash to use. Since the majority of what I use is vintage, what you use may not be the same. My supply list is enclosed simply as a guide.

Materials / Supplies needed:
Purple Cows 1060 Trimmer
Paint Brushes
Sizzix and Flower dies

Vintage: ceiling tile, Christmas ornament, sheet music, book pages, jewelry, ribbon, lace, beaded pieces
Prima: flowers, center kisses (crystals), Petite Fleur vines, chipboard alphas
Tattered Angels: Chipboard, glimmer mist
Ranger: Distress Inks, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls
Plaid: glitter (clear), Mod Podge

1. Decide what orientation your wall hanging will have: landscape or portrait. I chose portrait for mine.

2. Mod Podge book pages and sheet music pieces randomly over the ceiling tile. I laid mine out to highlight the aged paint still on the tile as well as the raw tin and rusted surfaces.

3. Cover the chipboard alphas with glossy accents and cover in glitter. Let dry. Shake off excess when dry. Spray with glimmer mist and let dry.

4. Use distress ink to highlight chipboard shape(s) and mod podged paper on ceiling tile. Let dry. Add detail to chipboard shape(s) with liquid pearls.

5. Use Sizzix to punch out numerous flower shapes of various sizes. Layer to add depth to your flowers, crumple some also.

6. Decorate outer edges of tile with flowers, vines, chipboard shape(s), jewelry, ribbon, lace, beaded pieces and crystals.

7. Add word down the middle of tile.

8. Punch holes, string ribbon to hang.

Here are our takes for this tutorial.
Altered Ceiling Tile Tutorial
Do share your take with us, email us at

Monday, March 1, 2010

Alter an Egg Challenge

Are you ready for
Artz de Scrap's March Challenge?
Challenge: Alter an Egg

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

Do link your submissions (on your blog) in the comments section
and email us a copy to for a chance to win
a wonderful RAK from our sponsor.

Here are our DT's takes for this Challenge!
Designer Cabbie's Altered Egg!

Designer Felicia's Altered Flower Keychain!

Designer's Cynthia Altered Egg!
(will be up shortly)

Now that you've seen all of our takes, do share with us your creative ideas!!!
You have till Tues
day 30th March 2010 Midnight Eastern Time.
International scrappers are most welcome to join in.

A Sneak Peek of our next tutorial!