Thanks for stopping by and checking out the challenges. Hopefully I won't be so neglectful to my blog in the upcoming weeks! I should have some more work later in the week as I do have two planned scrappy night both Wednesday and Friday with the ladies!! Have a great Day!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Coffee Filter Fun!!
It's been ages since I've posted anything. Between not being able to get pics uploaded and being sick I've just been neglecting my blog. Actually I been neglecting my creativity all together. However, I'm back and what bettter way to get moving again is with a challenge. For these challenges, I've been using coffee filters! OMG, they are so much fun to play with and since I don't drink coffee, but have the filters sitting around the house I might as well use them up. Cut'em, fold'em, ink' em , or emboss'em-- you will have a blast playing with them!!
This first challenge is for the Cuttlebug Spot weekly challenge. Challenge # 31 was to embossing something other than paper metal, vellum, plastic, etc....I always try to be very unique, and I like you use things that aren't suggested. What I did to it was cut a piece from the coffee filter 2.5"x 4". I ran it through my CB using the Textile Folder. I inked it with my red Studio g pigment ink. Then I folded it back in forth ( making like ancordian or a fan), tied it in the center with a piece of ribbon to make a "flower like" embellie. Them I just snipped the ends off with my "wave" scissors.
This LO was for a Challenge on Treasured Scrapbooking called "Pretty it up". Again, I used the coffee filter. This time I cut it using my Fiskars Threading Water Punch to go around the edges of the half circle of the coffee filter. I inked it with Tim Holtz's vintage photo distressing ink; then misted it with H2O and it gave it that cool blending effect and turned yellow in spots which was the feel I wanted since this is an older pic.