Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cuttlebug Embellishments

The Cuttlebug Machine has been around for a few years now and I don't know of anyone who has bought one that hasn't just loved it! For adding embellishments to atc's, it's excellent. Whether you're using the embossing folders to emboss chipboard pieces or shapes, or embossing the background papers for added texture, or using parts of the various die-cut shapes and colouring them with different techniques, it's all quick and kinda technique!!!

Firstly though, here's the last one from the previous technique - Shimmer Spray Backgrounds. This was made using Broken China Distress Re-inker, water & Turquoise Perfect Pearls. It was sprayed on a black background so you don't actually see the Broken China dye colour, just the gorgeous shimmer of the Turquoise P/P. Love this fish stamp too! (The black diagonal thing on the front is a piece of black bridal tulle that's been heated with a heat gun to melt/distort slightly and stapled's to represent the netting of the fish in the ocean. I know, you just NEEDED to know that didn't you!!! lol)


Onto the Cuttlebug samples.

"Nature Study"... (corner off-cut of "Dandelion" cuttlebug die that's been embossed & painted with Smooch Inks then added a little Milled Lavender Distress Stickles)

"Despair"... (piece of "Peacock" coloured Ten Second Studio Metal cuttlebug embellishment up the top)

"Architect/ure"... (off-cut of "Ironworks" cuttlebug die scroll that's been embossed with Verdigris embossing powder)

"Vintage Dreams"... (background Shimmer Spray that's been embossed, up the top is a piece of Ten Second Studio Metal embossed and an off-cut of a Cuttlebug circle die that's also been embossed)

"Spiritual"... (section of "Ironworks" Cuttlebug scroll die painted with acrylic metal paint)

There is no atc class in a fortnight's time as I'm going to Rotto (Rottnest Island) for a 10 day break with hubby & brother-in-law & his wife. 10 days spent relaxing, reading and just generally chilling. The next atc technique class will be on Saturday 19th of April and we'll be doing watercolour backgrounds, using watercolour crayons and Twinkling H2O's!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Shimmer Spray Backgrounds

This is one of those techniques where you just can't see the effect on the computer. A similar effect to Glimmer Mists but you have the advantage of using the 36 colour range of the Distress Re-inkers and the whole range of Perfect Pearls to mix and match to your heart's content. I sprayed mine onto ivory, buff and black card stock and the colours are amazing! Love having multiple uses for products, re-inkers and perfect pearls can be used several ways and it makes having all the colours that much more necessary......well okay, in my little world anyway. ;-)

"Stylish"... (Broken China re-inker & Turquoise Perfect Pearls). Another twist to this one is to use white embossing powder first before doing the spray thing as the embossing will act as a resist.

"Forbidden"... (Brushed Corduroy re-inker & Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls)

"Melancholy"... (Weathered Wood re-inker & Pewter Perfect Pearls)

"Falsetto"... (Brushed Corduroy re-inker & Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls)

More of these samples to come.

Here's the last couple of Distressed Coloured Gloss Card atc's from the last class.


"Something Wicked"...