Friday, December 31, 2010

Winner of Altered Wood Challenge

The winner of the Altered Wood 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!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Altered Wood Challenge

Here are the entries we received...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

December 2010 Inspirational Scrapper

Artz de Scrap's Chosen Inspirational Scrapper for December 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.

Chunky Christmas Block Tutorial

Looking for a fun, homespun holiday project? Maybe something involving the kids, quick and easy, using a minimum amount of materials and supplies? Well here it is.

Supplies needed:
- A used 2x4 (no more than 6-10 inches long)
- Ranger Crackle Paint, Distress Ink, Liquid Pearls, Stickles
- A holiday or Christmas image or festive patterned paper (one that will fit on the wide side of your 2x4)
- Several small embellishments of your choice
- Glue

- Make sure the 2x4 is cleaned up, free of dirt, etc. Paint with crackle paint. Let dry.
- Highlight crackle effect with distress ink.
- Adhere image or paper to one (wide) side of 2x4.
- Decorate with liquid pearls, stickles, distress inks, etc.
- Add embellishments.
- Display!

Have a happy holiday!!!

Here are our takes on this tutorial.

Do share your take with us, email us at

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Altered Wood Challenge

Are you ready for
Artz de Scrap's December Challenge?
Challenge: Alter anything Wooden

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 Wooden Box!

Designer Felicia's Altered Wooden Container!

Designer's Vicki Altered Wooden Box!

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

A Sneak Peek of our next tutorial!