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The VIC Pictorial: Witch Crafts Winners!
August 25, 2010

Issue #67:We've asked the promising young bard, William Shakespeare, to introduce the three crafting stars we celebrate in this issue of The VIC Pictorial:

First witch
When shall we three meet again

Second witch
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
When the hurly-burly's done,
When the battle's lost and won.

Third witch
That will be ere the set of sun.

And aren't we glad we entered the
VIC Creative Challenge for Halloween - Witch Crafts!

(sort of from Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 1 by William Shakespeare)

In this issue of The VIC Pictorial we have:
  • a bubbling cauldron of visual treats from the winners of the VIC Halloween Creative Challenge!
  • your daily dose of crafting sugar 'n spice - from Cinnamon Pink.
  • moving into the future with VintageImageCraft.
Let's get crafting...


The VIC Halloween Creative Challenge!


Halloween Match Box by Nancy Yankowski
All Halloween card by Virginia Chapman

Halloween Treats Bucket by Cindy Pointe

Witches Ball

Nancy Yankowski
All Halloween

Virginia Chapman
Halloween Treats

Cindy Pointe

Halloween Merrymaking by Diane ArkinsWitches Ball Matchbox by Nancy Yankowski is a miniature marvel of design. The Halloween theme comes across strongly, with the vintage figures and text. Several different textured embellishments come together on this tiny treasure. Nancy will receive a copy of Diane Arkinsí wonderful book, Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past, generously provided by Pelican Publishing Company. She also has an exclusive tour of Castle Halloween! The winning artwork will also be displayed on the Vintage Image Craft Home Page for one month!


Moments in Time rubber stamps by Roni JohnsonAll Halloween by Virginia Chapman is a bold and witty greeting card displaying several collage techniques. The distressing is expertly done, while the brads and stitching add shabby charm to the cover. Embossing the stamped images adds a spooky shimmer to the spider-webs and inside images. Virginia will receive 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.


Christmas Children collage sheetHalloween Treats Bucket by Cindy Pointe features detailed artistic work, including silhouette images, collaged textures and hand-written text. The colors, shapes and embellishments on this craft are delightful. Cindy will receive a Vintage Image Craft Image Book download.

The judges, Roni Johnson, Justine Frederick, Berta Feige, Scott Henderson and Martin Bray want to thank all of the artists who submitted their work for this August 2010 Creative Challenge. Each piece celebrated the magical theme of "Witch Crafts." Thank you for sharing your imagination with all of us.

Enjoy pictures and descriptions of the great
"Witch Crafts" submitted, and add your comments!

Inspiring Books 'n Blogs

Cinnamon Pink blog imageSometimes, our creative batteries can be recharged just by seeing an artist "doing it right." That's how we feel every time we visit Darlene's blog at Cinnamon Pink. Today, she's showing how she turned a vintage mushroom drawing into a riff on Alice in Wonderland. Before that, she was creating a patchwork collage with bits of scrap paper. And in between, she shares tips on the materials and products she uses so expertly. If you love the vintage look, you'll enjoy seeing an artist who really makes it "sing." Visit Darlene at Cinnamon Pink.

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Scott, Martin and the entire Vintage Image Craft staff (both of us) are moving from Glendale, California, to Bellingham, Washington! This was our dream, for Martin to retire from teaching, find the perfect house, and move to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. It wasn't exactly our dream to compress it all into a few short weeks.

New house in Bellingham, WAMartin retired on June 30. We took a quick trip up to Bellingham in July, and stumbled across an intriguing house overlooking the bay and the San Juan Islands. With a "what the hey" attitude, we made an offer. OMG! The lovely owners accepted it! We weren't worthy.

We immediately put our vintage home of 18 years up for sale. Five (!) days later, we sold it to a wonderful young couple. Now we are up to our necks in boxes, paper, and bubble wrap. No time for California dreamin' - we move 16,000 pounds of stuff on September 17.

So, Vintage Image Craft and our newsletter, The VIC Pictorial will slow down for a few weeks, until we get back on our feet in Washington. And we find the box with the computer in it.

Congratulations again to our Halloween Creative Challenge winners! And another THANK YOU to our Celebrity Judges, Justine Frederick, Berta Feige and Roni Johnson - three of the most generous and crafty witches we know.

Scott & Martin

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