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Creative Challenge
April 2012

Easter and Spring Containers!

Easter baskets, candy jars and bowls, vases of tulips, bags of seeds - and don't forget the humble egg. These are some of the many "containers" that symbolize the season of spring and its Easter holiday.

We challenged our VIC friends to create a decorative container that held the joy of the season. Over the course of a month, artists submitted entries that expressed that joy. Three of those festive containers "ranneth over" with the promise of Spring, and they won the VIC Creative Challenge, April 2012!

Thank you and congratulations to each artist who shared her creativity.


Spinning Hearts by Jen Hill for Vintage Image Craft
Creative Tins
by Lyneen Jesse


Easter Frolic by Lynn Polochock for Vintage Image Craft
Easter Frolic
Lynn Polochock

Sweetheart Ornament by Nancy Yankowski for Vintage Image Craft
Joyeuses Pâques

by Confectionique

The Artful Storybook by Terry Taylor on Vintage Image CraftCreative Tins by Lyneen Jesse could outfit an Easter-egg hunt. She transformed recycled tin cans with proper Victorian excessiveness. Ruffles, trims, ribbons and pastel colors made each little basket a delight to the eye.

Lyneen comes back from a second prize win last month! She will receive a copy of the wonderful book, The Artful Storybook by Terry Taylor, generously provided by Sterling Publishing. Her winning artwork will also be proudly displayed on the Vintage Image Craft Home Page for one month!


Ten Vintage Christmas Greetings to Make by Vintage Image CraftEaster Frolic by Lynn Polochock reminds us of a spring meadow. Like a little diorama, Lynn created a pastoral scene of chicks and bunnies in Easter finery, all on top of a grass-filled box. We especially liked how she layered the figures in perspective, creating an interplay of character and shadow. Lynn will receive a VIC e-book from our Cards With a Past series.


Christmas Children collage sheet Joyeuses Pâques by Confectionique surprised us with her imagination. The gold charger was the perfect palette for her arrangement of rosettes of delicately patterned and hued papers. Glitters and metallic embellishments add the spark that highlights the careful composition and layering of the elements. This is clearly the work of an artiste du papier. Confectionique will receive a Vintage Image Craft Image Book download.

Congratulations to our WINNERS, and thank you for your participation, too! The judging decisions were difficult, but each entry gave us reason to marvel in your creative imaginations! Every artist embraced the "Containers" theme, and brought a unique vision to the challenge. You can browse each entry through the links below, and even leave your comments for the artists!

The Artful Storybook by Terry Taylor on Vintage Image CraftWe want to acknowledge Sterling Publishing and Lark Crafts, for generously donating the grand prize, a copy of Terry Taylor's remarkable book, The Artful Storybook, Mixed-Media Artists Create Handmade Tales. 21 different artists display their one-of-a-kind storybooks, and describe these visual narratives of real or imagined tales. The formats range from bound books to pop ups to miniatures, and the mixed-media techniques will inspire you. We were so happy to see our friend, Sandra Evertson, represented with her vintage artwork collage, "Trussard and the Magic Seeds." The book is a $17.95 value (donated by Lark Books!).

VintageImageCraft salutes every crafter who participated in the VIC Creative Challenge for April 2012!

Entries to the April 2012 Creative Challenge - "Spring Containers"

Click below to see other entries to the April 2012 Creative Challenge...

Creative Tins 
Lyneen Jesse: For Easter, Vintage Image Craft challenged us to make Easter containers! For this challenge I decided to  incorporate recycling. On my blog …

Easter Frolic 
Lynn Polochock: I started out with a plain chipboard box from a local craft store. I then chose a few vintage images of bunnies and chicks from a large …

The Cone of Fun 
Terri Temples: I was definitely thinking about my very girly granddaughters when I made this Easter container. It can be filled with toys, flowers or …

Joyeuses Pâques  
From Confectionique: Bonjour! This lovely found and re-created charger plate has been embellished with many treasures. To start, the bottom of the plate …

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April 2012 Creative Challenge Winner

Creative Tins by Lyneen Jesse

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