Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Seth Apter Binder

It's been a beautifully warm couple of days here in Surrey and I have taken the opportunity to sit out in the garden for a while. Gotta make the most of it now as it will soon be winter lol.

Today I am sharing photos of my binder made at the Seth Apter workshop organised by PaperArtsy. I joined up with Nikki, Susan, Gabrielle and Clare and had an amazing day exploring Seth's techniques and products. I got a lot done in the session not only the binder but five technique pages to go in it too but I have to admit I added more detail at home using some of his stamps and and stencils that I brought on the day.


I loved the layers and the way everything came together .....


.... and made some more backgrounds to stamp on, die-cut and punch. I had used some of Seth's products at the workshop but they were not all available on the day so I can feel another spend coming on.


I opened the binder up and worked across both covers and spine at the same time.


I couldn't add the 'inside' stamp straight onto the binder as the cover was more or less finished, so I used one of the backgrounds I made at home to stamp on twice and die-cut the circular piece out and then chopped the word up on it's own and glued over the top.


Seth was a great teacher carefully explaining his techniques and sharing some of his work as examples. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.


If you pop over to Country View Crafts Project Blog you can see all our binders and a photo of the CVC girls together. Thanks Susan, Leandra and Seth for a brilliant day.


I hope you are all having a good week and able to get in the sunshine too.

hugs Brenda xxx

28 comments:

Gina said...

I absolutely love this kind of grungy layering...fantastic finished piece *off to check out all the others* :D XXX

Nikki Acton said...

Love your late additions to this Brenda! It was good before, fabulous now! Need to add something to mine I feel xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the stamps and the texture....fabulous colours.xxx

Meggymay said...

A fabulous grungy/shabby look. Its a great cover and must have been a fun class to attend.
Yvonne xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love all the grungy layers Brenda, gorgeous piece. Tracy x

Inky and Quirky said...

Love it Brenda, absolutely fantastic grungy creation, I can tell from all the fab work what a great teacher Seth was!
Hugs
Donna xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome!

Rupa S said...

This looks like a lot of messy fun!Great layers and the colors so subtle but vibrant. Love it Brenda.

Helen said...

your journal cover looks fab, I had such fun on our Saturday workshop too.

Redanne said...

Wow Brenda, I saw Nikki's yesterday, what a fantastic day you all had! I love the colour tones of your binder, it is gorgeous! Off to see the others... Hugs, Anne xx

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful! What a grand time you must have had creating with crafty friends. Fabulous colors and energy!

Angela Radford said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! Big hugs, Angela x

Julia Aston said...

That must have been one interesting creative class! Love your journal - all the colors, textures and stampings! how fun! Julia xx

sally said...

What a terrific cover you've ended up with- seems I'm going to be getting to the USA after all (complete with crutches) so I'll be looking out for some is the goodies that Seth has recently released as several of you in blogland are making some seriously impressive pieces.
Spent the day in the gravity seat in the garden resting my knee in the sunshine - happy about that at least!

Sally

Karin said...

This looks fabulous Brenda, I so wanted to go to that class too. It's great seeing everyone's binders, very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

hazel said...

I love this Brenda - it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This binder looks just AMAZING Brenda! Fantastic to join Seth teaching personal - I love his art and techniques and have some videos of him... a fantastic Mixed Media Artist!
oxo Susi
Happy weekend!

Monika Gulyas said...

It looks amazing! Many textures and layers, indeed! Great colours! xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Brenda! You really showcase Seth's products beautifully!-totally Seth style!
I LOVE your palette you chose, your colors married perfectly with your designs! I'm a fan!
Jackie ")

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This really is fantastic! What a great workshop this must have been! Will go and take a look at the others! I did see Leandra's on Saturday though! It was so good to see you at Ally Pally - hope it's not so long till the next time! Hugs, Chrisx

Annie said...

Love this Brenda x lots of fabulous layers of paints, stamps and stencils x bet it was a great workshop

TFS and huge hugs
Annie xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful binder cover Brenda, great interpretation of Seth's unmistakable style, how wonderful to get the chance to take his class! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

craftytrog said...

Wow! It looks amazing Brenda! xx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Love love love! I adore Seth's stamps and dies! you've used them in an extraordinary way! BArbara

Mary Elizabeth said...

I love this. Wow! I'm really getting workshop envy as I go through your posts Brenda. Looks like you and the CVC gang had such fun with Seth. Love your binder. Gorgeous layers and techniques. And the colors ... wow! I'm so glad you found a home for "INSIDE". It perfect ... right above the "unfinished":) I often feel that way. As I grow as a person, I realize that inside I'm still unfinished and I always have room to grow. Hugs my friend. Gorgeous make! -- Mary Elizabeth

Seth said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. The perfect colors here and love the layering you did. Thanks a million for joining me for such a creative day of fun.

Team Clark said...

This is so cool, I don't know if Seth himself could do it any better! Gorgeous layering and the colors are so "Brenda". LOL! Great work!

A Pink said...

Totally fab! Brenda Terrific use of Seths fantastic products . Love it ! x