As promised in yesterdays post, here is the mini book I have been working on, the pages of which have been created from the humble coffee filter.
Anita bought me a pile of filters as a challenge quite some time ago, and we sat and cropped at my house working through some ideas, we managed the bare bones of our books but then mine languished in a zip-lock bag, sidelined for more pressing projects.
I felt inspired to finish the book last night, the coffee filter pages have been stamped and hinged together with some large butterfly shapes. The basic shape was a google image printed out and used as a template on patterned paper, all papers used in this book are Cosmo Cricket.
Then I set about finding all my butterfly punches, dies and chippies
I used lots of quotes, typed up and printed out onto textured card, one of my fave quotes in the book is
"Butterflies are self propelled flowers" and I used this as license to add lots and lots of lovely flowers (not that I normally need an excuse!)
I added a few pearls and grunge-paper hinges to the outer covers which were crackle-painted.
We have our new Cuttlebug class starting tomorrow and I can't wait, the ever bubbly and brilliant Bonnie is benefitting us all with her expertise on all things die-cutting.
The classes are the third thursday in each month, they are £6.00 and we are currently running two sessions, 10-12am and 1-3pm, I have a couple of spaces in the morning but the afternoon is at present full
Dates are 18th August
Please ring or call into the shop if you are interested in booking a place.
One last thing before I bid you all goodnight, thankyou to Victoria who bought me a cute little bauble to decorate, even though the 'c' word is still banned I think I might just relent and have a play with my bauble, I promise to share when it is finished.