Monday, June 13, 2016

International Ambassadors Informal Seth Apter Collection Blog Hop

Hello everyone - a very warm welcome to the International Ambassadors Unofficial Seth Apter Collection Blog Hop.  As always a BIG thank you to those who Hop along with us each month and leave a comment - we really appreciate you joining in with us.  This month's Hop - as the name suggests we are featuring the Seth Apter Collection.  I hope you can hop along with us and see what each of the International Ambassadors has for you!

I love Seth's Collection, although my signature is shabby/vintage - I am so inspired by each and every item.  I decided to create something a little more grunge/urban and am sharing an upcycled journal - my very first - I am looking forward to starting this journey - you will even get a sneak peek at my first page - a work in progress.

Spellbinders Products:
Other: Liquid Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Sanding Block; Corrugated Cardboard; Imagine Crafts: Sponge Daubers; Creative Medium - Bronze; Radiant Neon Ink in Electric Blue, purple and orange; Delicata in Golden Glitz; white paint; black paint; patterned paper; recycled ribbon; stencil

1. Cut/emboss yellow  cardstock using the Gridiron Embossing folder.
2. Sponge the embossed card using brown ink and a Sponge Dauber.
3. Create Album pages using recycled cardboard - either corrugated or plain - I have used a mixture.
4. Punch whole in the left hand edge and add rings.

4. Cut/emboss the Stars from Robo Star using recycled cardboard.
5. Sponge using Radiant Neon inks.
6. Cut emboss sentiment from Industrial 1.
7. Adhere Robo Stars to the embossed Album Front, followed by the other embellishments.

8. Paint the Album Front front using black paint
9. Randomly add white splotches using white paint.
10. Adhere the embossed panel to the front of the album.
11 .Adhere the sentiment across the large star using liquid glue.
12. Tie beaded thread around the layered front and adhere.
13 Add texture using Creative Medium and a Stencil - allow to dry.

14. Tie recycled ribbon around the rings.  

This Album is a work in Progress - here is a sneak peek of my first page - which is yet to be completed...there are so many possibilities with this Collection - even for this Shabby/Vintage girl!

 hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and are inspired to try these Dies, Em-bossing Folders and stamps - yes there are stamps too- so many possibilities!!

 Make sure you pop in and visit the other International Ambassadors - these girls are amazing - each one is picked to be an Ambassador for their country because they are seasoned designers and so inspiring, they also stand as talented designers in their own right - as you will see!!!  The list of International Ambassadors is below, in case you get lost along the way.
Yvonne van de Grijp - Netherlands
Christine Emberson - England
  Linda Lucas - Australia (you are here)

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. Hi Linda
    I love the Journal and the way you have used Seth's dies, I'm looking forward to seeing your inspiration for the other dies in the collection. Like the look of the sneak peak too.
    Chris xx

    1. Thanks so much Chris - they are a lot of fun to use. Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

  2. Wonderful start to what will be an awesome Art Journal I am sure. Love the dimension and the bright bold colours on the stars.

    1. Thank you Maxine - I am looking forward to journaling in it! Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

  3. Your journal has a bit of an urban feel to it and you used the colors and dies creatively!

    1. Thanks so much Sandra - I love the urban feel - quite a change from my normal style - love doing something a bit different from time to time! :)

  4. Hi Linda, Your Journal looks stunning, fabulous tutorial and lovely die-cuts and embossing etc. This would be ideal for a male teenager.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. Thanks Patricia - yes I may be making some as gifts - they are so versatile! Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

  5. This looks amazing...luv Ursula x

  6. Hi Linda
    Not my type of thing but brilliant all the same. Would be great for a young man.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

    1. Thanks so much Jenny - it is a bit different from my normal but I have to say - it is a little addictive too! Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

  7. Love every single layer and detail of this piece!

    1. Awww thanks so much Setho - I am enjoying the journey your Collection is taking me on!! :D

  8. Great job with the grunge look. I pinned of course.

    1. Awww thanks so much Jean - I appreciate all of your support, comments likes and pins - thank you so much my friend! :)

    2. Awww thanks so much Jean - I appreciate all of your support, comments likes and pins - thank you so much my friend! :)


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