Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 1

So 2016 saw lots of musicians and the odd actor head off to try a new batch of harps the angels have been making, leaving us here to cope with pretending to "use up" our stash creArting and releasing our weird and dark sides.  Long may it continue through 2017!

Not sure about you but I am sooo glad 2017 is finally here! That means we can finally share our amazing sponsor for this month and next, the amazing Seth Apter! Seth is an amazing source of talent and ongoing inspiration. You can find his blog, The Altered Page, HERE . We hope you visit, pop over and tell him Dream in Darkness sent you :)

Seth sent the Creative Team some toys to play with and one stamp set to give to the winner of the January and the February Creative Challenge. But you can't win if you don't play! So, on we go with our team makes!

CT Anne asks, What was YOUR New Year resolution?
Do more housework?
I opened the hot water cupboard, wherein the vacuum cleaner resides

Oops, is that Evil Froggie's nesting place?  Should I slam the door shut? Or live dangerously, have a closer look with the flashlight  - might be an auxiliary craft stash from the looks of the dust on the machine, the mouse trap, and a manky vacuum cleaner brush that didn't quite get put away properly...  think I'll grab that right now!  Add the front of a plastic skull, and that's as far as it got in Michael deMeng's "When Good Brushes Go Bad" class.  Since then, he's been corrupted by taking too many road trips with Seth Apter - because he suggested using stencils in his "Skullduggery" class!  So for a New Year resolution project, what better than picking out "change" from Seth's Unfinished stencil.  Putting it onto a curved skull was a little tricky - one of those practice makes perfect things - with modelling paste.  And it ended up unsure whether it was saying "chanGe", or chanCe" - both work today.

 I took a bit of licence with the stencil, leaving quite high peaks in parts.

 and full frontal:

Dust Bunnies Beware!  Life is unfinished - you hope!!!

Whoah! Anne totally rocked her piece of art! Don't you think?
Well this is Granne here and I made an AJ page inspired by Cyborgs...

Totally had a brill time with our awesome sponsors products:
Maze and Laser Beams Embossing folders,
Splatter Proof and Ring Around dies with some
metal tape, alcohol inks and Inka Golds.
AND the fab iris - got it from far far away land and love the look.

Resistance Is Futile....

Such amazing and fabulous texture, Granne! Love it! Next up, it's me, kim with some more Seth Stash Playtime!

I made a canvas using some of the colors, shapes and words that hold much of my heart.
The canvas is a funky size 7" x 7.75" it started life as a giraffe print at the dollar store.
Many layers later it morphed into this!

I used the Drip Drop die set to cut paper and used the leftovers as a stencil to play with the brilliant circles that make my heart happy.

I used the Stencil Girl Club stencil to do Truths at the top with heavy modeling paste by DecoArt.
For Revealed, I stamped through the stencil letters with the Word Salad circle stamp.

Seth stashed used:
Stencil Girl full size stencil club stencil
Seth Dies and Cling mounted rubber stamp.
Check out his online shop HERE

Come back during the month for more fun!

The Frogster is mighty angry we have used the bones of his ancester in our badge. To appease the beasty froggy, link up your creative makes with us!


  1. You girls are totally off the page and I just love it. Happy New Year to you all. I hope to find something suitably wierd and whoooky and join the fun. Hugz

    1. Thank you Ionabunny, I'll love to see your Art! (I always do...)

  2. WOW!!! HOw cool to get Seth Apter as your sponsor!...I do believe I may have a "Skullduggery" stencil skulking around my stash. Great pieces ladies :D XXX

    1. It is SO cool, we are thrilled! Thank you Gina and so looking for to see your creation.

    2. We have been so honoured to have Seth's fantastic dies stencils & stamps to share with everyone

  3. WoWza !! I love the new hoover head LoL Fabulous designs Girls and gorgeous colours on Granne and Kim's pieces :-) Thank you for this great Challenge.

    IKE xxxx


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