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The VIC Pictorial: Witch Crafts Challenge, with FREE vintage images
July 26, 2010

Halloween witch scrapPRACTICE YOUR
in the
for AUGUST 2010!

What can YOU make from a vintage image of a witch? Show us, and you might win one of THREE SCARILY WONDERFUL PRIZES!!

FREE witch images will be available on our Facebook page, or you can purchase ready-to-print Halloween Image Books from our VIC Store.

The submission deadline is August 18.

The top three winners will share adulation, international acclaim, and PRIZES!

Vintage Image Craft

  • Projects can be cards, ornaments, decorations, tags, ATCs, altered books, scrapbook pages, jewelry, boxes  or other crafts.
  • Use a witch vintage image, free on Facebook or purchased from Vintage Image Craft as the central focus.
  • Incorporate techniques of collage, assemblage, altered art, stamping and/or distressing. Digital artwork is welcome.
    Submit your entry by August 18, 2010 by sending
  • photos or scans of your artwork (up to four)
  • a full description of the techniques, materials and products you used
    Winners will be announced by August 24, 2010.


Entries will be judged on creative use of vintage images, design, color, materials and textures, embellishment, techniques, and pure whimsy. The judges are Justine Frederick, Roni Johnson, Berta Feige, Scott Henderson and Martin Bray.


Halloween Merrymaking by Diane C. ArkinsFirst Prize is a copy of Diane C. Arkins' remarkable book, Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past from Pelican Publications. The winner can also enjoy an exclusive two-hour tour of the renowned Castle Halloween Museum in West Virginia. The book and tour are a $50.00 value. Beyond value: The winning craft and artist will be displayed on the VintageImageCraft Home Page!

Moments In Time rubber stamp by Roni JohnsonSecond Prize is the new vintage rubber stamp suite, Moments In Time by Roni Johnson. This beautiful unmounted laser-etched stamp set is part of the Ink Stained Roni line offered by Queen Kat Designs Stamp Company. This stamp set is a $9.99 value.

Third Prize is ONE download of a VintageImageCraft Image Book of your choice, a $4.99 value.

VintageImageCraft invites you to submit your
"Witch Crafts" by August 18, 2010

To get you started, here is a witchy

vintage image to download!

Vintage witch image


"May we never grow out of some of the feelings that have made Halloween. Life is prosaic enough without stripping more of its pleasant fancies away, or stealing and slaying its laughter. If only we can draw the border line sharp and clear, and keep on the right side, it will be well to honor all festivals; but pleasure and fair, clear converse, merriment and chaste behavior are possible and desirable contributions. Keeping them we can keep Halloween with light and honest hearts."

From The Mother's Magazine, October 1908

Castle Halloween logoIntrigued by the tour of the Castle Halloween Museum for the First Prize winner? No, we can't get you to West Virginia, but if you want a unique and eerie vacation, this is the place. The curator, Pamela Apkarian-Russell, will be happy to give the winner (and three accomplices) a two-hour tour explaining the social history behind some of the 35,000 vintage Halloween items at the museum. Pamela is known as the "Halloween Queen" for a reason. Winner or not, we hope you have the chance to visit!

Next Issue

This was a Special Edition of The VIC Pictorial, to announce our "Witch Crafts" Creative Challenge for August. We are really excited to have three celebrity judges this time; Berta Feige (our June winner), Justine Frederick (our May winner), and Roni Johnson (just a general winner).

In our next issue, we'll be giving your some craft ideas that will put the "HA!" back in Halloween. In the meantime, write to us when the spirits move you!

Scott & Martin

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