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The VIC Pictorial: A Paper Doll Challenge for YOU
June 23, 2011
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Special Edition Issue #79

Creative Challenge July 2011

PAPER DOLL PARTY!

Our example is a Queen of Hearts Valentine card, with jointed arms and legs!
Queen of Hearts card by Vintage Image Craft
Can you create a PAPER DOLL inspired craft?? Bring your paper doll idea to life using vintage images from VIC. Submit your craft photo, and you may win a new copy of "Artful Paper Dolls" by the renowned designer and author, Terry Taylor!

FREE Victorian vintage images are posted on VIC's Facebook for you to download between June 14 and July 5. Or you can purchase ready-to-print Image Books from our VIC Store.

Cut up those images and craft something cute, kitchy or expressive. Through July 22, you can submit your paper doll vintage-inspired craft photo to VintageImageCraft -- and the Challenge is On!!

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

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SUBMISSIONS
  • Your project can be a card, ornament, decoration, tag, ATC, altered book, scrapbook page, jewelry, box or any other craft.
  • Use a VIC vintage image, free on Facebook or purchased from Vintage Image Craft  for your "paper doll" parts.
  • Incorporate any techniques, including collage, assemblage, altered art, stamping and/or distressing. Digital artwork is welcome.
    Submit your entry by July 22, 2011 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 July 29, 2011.

JUDGING

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

PRIZES

Artful Paper Dolls by Terry TaylorFirst Prize is a copy of Terry Taylor's remarkable book, artful paper dolls from Lark Books. Terry takes paper dolls in a dozen new directions. Here are paper dolls re-interpreted through imaginative materials, craft technologies, and mixed-media. They include paper dolls as symbols, social commentary, fashion decoration, and yes, even toys. But as the book cover states, "These are not the paper dolls of your childhood!"

The book is a $14.95 value (donated by Lark Books!). And a prize beyond value: The winning craft and artist will be displayed on the VintageImageCraft Home Page!

Second Prize is ONE download of a VintageImageCraft Card Book of your choice, an $8.99 value.

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



A FREE Vintage Image to Get You Started

Free Paper Doll Image 2011, Vintage Image Craft

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/iapxym

If that link doesn't work for you (it is a very large file, so it might take a minute or two), you can try this alternate link: http://www.sendspace.com/pro/iapxym


Paper Doll sheet music cover, 1915, on Vintage Image CraftPaper Doll (1915) 

Music and lyrics by Johnny S. Black, 1915, as recorded by The Mills Brothers in 1942

I'm gonna buy a Paper Doll that I can call my own
A doll that other fellows cannot steal
And then the flirty, flirty guys with their flirty, flirty eyes
Will have to flirt with dollies that are real

When I come home at night she will be waiting
She'll be the truest doll in all this world
I'd rather have a Paper Doll to call my own
Than have a fickle-minded real live girl

I guess I had a million dolls or more
I guess I've played the doll game o'er and o'er
I just quarrelled with Sue, that's why I'm blue
She's gone away and left me just like all dolls do

I'll tell you boys, it's tough to be alone
And it's tough to love a doll that's not your own
I'm through with all of them
I'll never ball again
Say boy, whatcha gonna do?

I'm gonna buy a Paper Doll that I can call my own
A doll that other fellows cannot steal
And then the flirty, flirty guys with their flirty, flirty eyes
Will have to flirt with dollies that are real

When I come home at night she will be waiting
She'll be the truest doll in all this world
I'd rather have a Paper Doll to call my own
Than have a fickle-minded real live girl

Next Issue

"Terry Taylor, where are you?" We are so smitten with Terry Taylor's artful series of books, including Artful Paper Dolls! We'd really like to interview him on Vintage Image Craft. If you have any idea of his whereabouts, please drop us a note.

Martin is still working on new Halloween cards that will scare the socks off of you.

Scott & Martin

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