Ok, so today is one of those really fun, creative projects that I’m feeling just a tad bit apprehensive about releasing. As an in-house Creative Designer for Spellbinders, I get to see all the different designer lines that are being released each month. February showcases Seth Apter and Stacey Caron. So this week I took on Seth’s dies (Stacey’s are next week) and decided to do my own style. Now, I’m not going to lie. Seth is like a “master” in the mixed-media field and I am in awe of his talent. I too, love mixed media/abstract and definitely dabble in it, but let’s be honest. There is only one Seth ( here). I know that this type of art form is not for everyone, unfortunately. (I really like the “play” that goes with it and, as I’ve said so many times, I just plain love art!). However, I like to change things up too and try to challenge myself to go outside of the box and so I created projects that are not mixed media. So the next three cards are just my interpretation of his dies. I did these all very simply so that you can see how easy it is to use them. Because Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, I decided to take it just a step further and chose colors and heart dies to reflect the holiday. I just hope he’s ok with these….eeeeek! Tell me what you think!
This first card uses the embossing folder “Gridiron” and the die “Coffee Ring” as well as Nestabilities, “Hearts” and Die d-lites, “Ornate Arrows”.
I loved the fact that I was able to layer a bunch of Seth’s dies that were in different sets, together! And yes, the “X” and “O” are his…just used differently :). The dies featured here are “Splatter Proof”, “Drip Drop”, “Coffee Ring” and “Robo Square”. The embossing folder is “Maze’. All found here. Aren’t these all a”maze”ing dies? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. :).
And here’s the last one. Honestly, what do you think? Not a lot of paint going on but we have a bit of layering and a cool stamp by Seth found here. I added “Robo Bar”, “Robo Ring” and “Take Flight”. The heart is a Nestabilities die (here) and was cut from glittered foam felt. Looks cool because it is dimensional and better yet, it cuts like buttah! Could ya’ll do this? If you want to see what Seth has created with these dies and view his mixed media style, go here. I promise you will not be disappointed!
And here you have my entire collection…er Seth’s collection, my artistic vision. Happy to have you stop by:).