Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Winner of Explosion Box Challenge

The winner of the Explosion Box 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!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Explosion Box Challenge

Here are the entries we received...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

August 2010 Inspirational Scrapper

Artz de Scrap's Chosen Inspirational Scrapper for August 2010 is our very own DT
Vicki Flinchum

I'm a Stay At Home Mom. I live in central Texas with my husband of 8 years and our kids, a son, 7, and 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. 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! I have a special love of distressed items and ephemera.

Tin Can ATC Tutorial

Want to play with metal, but don’t want to invest in metal to work with? Recycle a tin can instead! Here’s what you’ll need to start playing with metal and make your own ATC (altered trading card).

Tools used:
Cuttlebug (or similar) machine
Embossing folder

Materials / Supplies needed:
Tin Can
Light cardboard, chipboard
Vintage dictionary page
Word tab
Metal flowers
Martha Stewart Glitter
Tombo Mono Glue
Helmar 450 Adhesive
Sand paper
Ranger crackle paint
Ranger alcohol inks (rust, caramel, pesto)
Ranger distress inks (Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo)
Miscellaneous Ephemera: I used….
Clip art
Ticket stub
Decorative head pin
Vintage button

1. Wash out an empty can. Cut off top and bottom. Cut down one side. Flatten out, cut out to desired size. Emboss.

2. Color embossed metal with various alcohol inks. Set aside and let dry.

3. Cut chipboard to ATC size: 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches. Paint with crackle paint. Set aside and let dry.

4. Add vintage dictionary page piece. Ink with distress ink.

5. Cut out and add photo.

6. Add metal and ephemera (ticket, grungeboard, metal flower, brad, word tab, decorative head pin, vintage button) to complete.
Here are our takes on this tutorial.

Do share your take with us, email us at artzdescrap@yahoo.com.sg

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Explosion Box Challenge

Are you ready for
Artz de Scrap's August Challenge?
Challenge: Create an Explosion Box

We hope you have checked out our Explosion Tutorial last month... 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
artzdescrap@yahoo.com.sg for a chance to win
a wonderful RAK from our sponsor.

Here are our DT's takes for this Challenge!
Designer Cabbie's Explosion Box!

Designer Felicia's Explosion Box!

Designer's Vicki Explosion Box!

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

A Sneak Peek of our next tutorial!