Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March 2011 Inspirational Scrapper

Artz de Scrap's Chosen Inspirational Scrapper for March 2011 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.

Vintage Bottle Tutorial & Challenge

Have a special someone who appreciates vintage items? Like an idea for a quick, handmade gift? How about vintage glass containers? Here’s a little project combining old and new for a refreshing gift idea. Tools and Supplies : · A vintage glass container (preferably small) · Ephemera i.e. labels, tickets, sheet music · Small tag · Copper · Metal lettering kit · Vintage fabric or lace · Vintage buttons · Alcohol ink · Distress ink · Small cork 1) Clean out your container and dry thoroughly.

2) Create a label using ephemera and attach to front of container. 3) Distress tag with distress inks to taste.

4) Create a metal tag saying “buttons”, distress with alcohol inks and attach to tag front.

5) Fill vintage container with old or new buttons, cork to close, tie tag to container throat.

6) Give to someone special or keep for yourself!

Here are our takes on the tutorial...

Cabbie's Vintage Bottle!

(To be updated shortly)

Felicia's Vintage Bottle! (To be updated shortly)

Vicki's Vintage Bottle!

Now that you've seen all of our takes, do share with us your creative ideas on the challenge!!! You have till Thursday 14th April 2011 Midnight Eastern Time.

International scrappers are most welcome to join in.