The WINNERS of the
VIC Creative Challenge!
Cue the music! Aim the spotlights! Grab some confetti! Vintage
Image Craft is honored to present the winners of the May 2010
16 remarkable artists submitted photos of their personal
artwork, created with vintage images from Vintage Image Craft.
displayed creativity, skill, vision and - shall we say it? Guts.
The judges, Roni Johnson, Scott Henderson and Martin Bray, selected the
works of three artists to receive
the top awards in this Creative Challenge. And the winners are...
by Justine Frederick
Vintage Crystal Flower Necklace
by Carol Klonicki
Sky & Earth Box
by Karen Monroe
Antiques by Justine Frederick is a collaged box, rich in
vintage colors and dimensional textures. The box is finished
and embellished front and back, with the same attention to detail. The
embellishments are hand-made, like the fabric-scrap
rose, and found items. Justine will receive a copy of Teach
Yourself Visually: Collage & Altered Art, by Roni
Johnson. Justine's winning artwork will also be
on the Vintage Image Craft Home Page for one month!
Crystal Flower Necklace by Carol Klonicki displays a
thoughtful pairing of vintage images in an unusual setting. The
patriotic text is layered with flower images representing remembrance
and peace. The subdued color pallette encompasses the images, ribbons,
beads and other embellishments. Carol will receive a JudiKins Exclusive
10oz bottle of Diamond Glaze™, a water-based
dimensional adhesive and glaze.
and Earth Box by Karen Monroe features
and thematic strength. The artist incorporated text about the original
1888 woodcut, a color pallette reminiscent of the dawn or sunset sky,
and details like patina on the metalwork, drybrushing and
distressed edges. Karen will receive a Vintage Image
Image Book download.
You can see all of the remarkable entries (and add your comments!) at:
THANK YOU to
the adventurous artists who submitted their inspired
pieces for this Creative Challenge. We hope you had as much fun
creating your artwork as we did experiencing it. We want to
again for our next Challenge!
Interviews with Artists and Authors
Meet Michael Strong: "Born to Doodle"
jokes that he was wielding a crayon before he was a year old. Through
his school years, he excelled in art - but was usually in
for filling the margins of his class assignments with drawings. At San
Diego State University in the 1970s, he studied art under muralist and
painter Jean Swiggett, developing his skills in realistic
scale oil paintings.
After a long stint in real estate
appraising, Mike's art moved to the forefront. His
become enthused about rubber stamping, and Mike became intrigued by the
medium. He produced a small line of stamp designs in 1996 and began to
develop a following. With his wife's partnership, he was able to devote
full time to stamp design, marketing, and teaching and demonstration
engagements. Read our complete interview with Michael
Facing Off on Facebook
We are having a great time meeting new vintage-lovers on Facebook. In fact, most of the
entries for the VIC Creative Challenge came from Facebook friends.
of competitive, we DARE you to share Vintage Image Craft with all of
your Facebook friends. Just go to our Facebook page and click on
"Suggest to Friends," which is in the upper left hand corner. Then
spread the word to all the creative folks you know.
When we reach a milestone number of fans (like 500), EVERYONE will get
some FREE vintage images from us to celebrate.
As we promised, this issue launches our NEW newsletter under its
NEW name: THE VIC! What do you think? Snappy? We'd
really like to hear
THE VIC newsletter design "embellishes" our new website design - so
artfully realized by designer Tatiana
Shima. The Very Victorian heading was adapted
from the masthead of the London
Illustrated Times, dated June 28, 1862. Since our
website has almost 200 pages, it will take us several
weeks to transfer all of the pages into the new design template. So,
don't be surprised by some 'schizophrenic' transitions as you move
from page to page. We'll change them all as quick as bunnies!
For our June issue, we'll be talking with that famous Hot Potato, Mary
Scott & Martin