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!


Lesley said...

Beautiful as always Kelsey.
Enjoy your holiday, ah warmth and sunshine, my kind of holiday.
PS love my CB too.

Linda Cain said...

Absolutely love these!


Queen Of Toys said...

You are amazing coming up with this all the time, thanks for sharing.

Jen Crossley said...

Really beautiful Kelsey

Sherry Goodloe said...

You've been one busy lady Miss Kelsey! Love everything!