Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Coffee Filter - A Little Booklet

Did you know how many uses a coffee filter can have apart from the obvious one? It is amazing! You will find a fantastic showcase of coffee filter art at the Gingersnap Creations Blog, the new Spicy Supply challenge is: Coffee Filters. My contribution is a little book made of coffee filters.
I used unbleached coffee filters which I dyed and stained them with tea and coffee. The results were a bit disappointing at first. The filters didn't take the dye very well and remained quite pale. I repeated the process several times and distressed the edges of all pages with Tea Dye Ranger distress ink.
The background is stamped with Elzybells stamps and Brilliance ink. The images are from the Graphics Fairy, Magic Moonlight Free Images and Flickr, coffee recipes from the Caffe Society. The cup is a free stamp from the Craft Stamper magazine.
This is definitely my dream: coffee and cakes (lol). Stamps are Hero Arts, Elzybells and Rogue Redhead Designs with a lot of paper piecing using Crate Paper.
Coffee and cake is even better when having friends around. Image from Night Owl Vintage, stamps: Woodware and Studio g. Cups and pots are cut with a Sizzix Die and Laura Ashley paper.
Enjoy your coffee and cake and the incredible coffee filter art at Gingersnap Creations! Petra.

15 comments:

Netty said...

I have been amazed at all the wonderful creations from these filters, who would have ever believed it..... Loving your booklet, pure inspiration Petra. Annette x

Sherry Edwards said...

It's fabulous Petra, a real coffee lover's book! Great shape isn't it.

Shar said...

I love your coffee filter book! So cool too that you used coffee and tea to create the warm rich color! Beautifully done! Do I spy some Rogue stamps?

Lindsay Weirich said...

that is fabulous in so many ways! love the theme, and the shape and the lovely stamps you used, well done!

Edie Schmidt said...

OMG I LOVE this!! Oh Petra you have out done yourself!!!

Laura said...

Great book! Love the coffee beans on the front. Looks fab.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fun little book and to think its made of filters! so creative!

Sarita said...

What a fab idea!! Love your coffee filter book, the detail is amazing.
Thank you for sharing,
Love Sarita xx

2amscrapper said...

what a clever idea for a mini album! Helene

JeanFB said...

Petra, this is so fun!!! Love the effect of the coffee filters as the pages. And you've made me want a cupcake..... ;)

~*~Patty S said...

Wonderful use of those great coffee filters...coffee and cake IS a perfect combo!
Love your book!
oxo

Terry said...

You really know how to use up coffee filters! This is such a brilliant idea. Love the little booklet you created!

Jan said...

Love this! Hopping over from Bella to say hi and I'm already a follower :)

Ali said...

I've never seen anything like this before, and I love it so much - you have a beautiful blog here P!!

Ali x

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Such a creative use of coffee filters. Congratulations on being featured in Whimsical Musings Magazine! You have a lovely blog and so many original and unique designs. Enjoy your week ~Connie

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