Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Month is Two Short ๐Ÿ‘€

There are a lot of leftovers on the table, and I'm not waiting until next Christmas for more tools.  Meantime...  X marks the spot - 10 layers of X, with blood dripping from the third layer down.

Poor Santa, who would want to be out detecting (badly) in all that sleet, having to stay out of warm chimneys... but lucky for us, he's still Santa, and he's guaranteed now to have more wonderful goodies (not that I'm waiting until then, are you?)
Policeman from Viva Las Vegas stamps
Cityscape and Sticks & Bones stencils from Stencil Girl (who also have all Seth's stencils.
Barcode stamp and Drip Drop Die both from Seth Apter, Spellbinders have just listed his Broken Maze die too, wahoo!!!  Christmas again!!!!!

AND... through the month, I've been altering 2 teaspoons for a swap.  With all the Seth-tools littering my desk, of course they got involved too -  Robo Star die, Discovery and Inside Out stencils.  I crocheted the flower in ecru, sprinkled with Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals, then spritzed with water.  It looked a bit bland, so I swiped bits with Stazon Black Cherry

After Nan's Moon life, and David Bowie's appearance, let's Test the theme "There Is Life on other stars" - True or False?
From the back: granular gel over Paynes Grey paint, a better view of the angelina fibres, and how useful the holes in more layers of the star die are for poking brads through:)  It's tricky stencilling over the curved surface of the spoon bowl, especially when it's been coated in flowersoft.

And the whole teaspoon from the front:
Time to wrap them up and mail them off

We hope you've enjoyed the past couple of months of our playing with Seth Apter's wonderful "Artist's Helpers" as much as we have - from the number of times we've all posted, you can see we all were greatly inspired - and I'm sure they'll be popping up in many more blog posts.  Yours as well as ours ๐Ÿ˜‰

It's not quite too late to enter your own dark/weird/off-beat but NEVER CUTE or even a hint of cute, makes in this month's challenge here to win something of Seth Apter's talent.


  1. Thank you. You are the best. And I absolutely love this last piece. So clever. And cool.

    1. Thank you Seth, my crochet hook and your dies... Heavy Metal!

  2. So awesome! I am always inspired by your wonderful wacky mind!


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