Friday, September 26, 2008

Follow the butterflies






Guess I am still in a butterfly state of mind.....actually I just did my first coffee filter book for Spellbinders Gallery (coffee themed) and it inspired me to make one butterfly themed. I thought the shape of the filters looked like a butterfy when the book is open, so butterflies it was! This project was great fun.....it used my favorites of quotations, diecutting (Spellbinders of course), watercolor and photography. I stamped the filters (Spellbinders stamps also) with watermark ink, embossed in clear, dunked the filter in water and then dribbled watercolor paint on the white filters. I allowed them to dry and then ironed them. I love the "batik" look it leaves. Then I added the quotes and diecuts. Since the filters make little pockets, I used those areas to file photographs of butterflies I had taken and used an oval nestability to make a little file folder type pull. (The filters actually have one built in the design) On the cover linings, I stamped with the watermark ink and added chalks. The covers of the book consist of cereal box cardboard, covered with scrapbooking papers. Thought it needed some frufru, so I added the ribbons. I used Bind It All to put it together, though on my coffee themed book, I used coil binding. The image stamped on the back cover of the birds nest is Serendipity.
It was fun to do a project just for the enjoyment of it....hope you will let me know what you think.

13 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

WOW.....WOW.........WOWEE!!! Amazing!

Anonymous said...

I concur with the last comment, WOW! It is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.....I love butterflies.

Nise said...

I am in awe! This is stunning! I came back to post after I looked at some of the other stuff you've been doing. You're going to be one of my "favorites" from now on. Thanks for posting the link on the GW board.

StamperSharon said...

OMG, Holly -- I didn't realize these were REAL coffee filters . . . how amazing! I love the batik look, too -- such a gorgeous book!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love the whole book!!

Heidi said...

WOW- this is beautiful! Beautiful!Heidi

scrappinmominky said...

Wow! What a beautiful book. This is amazing!!!

Heather
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Niki_Meiners said...

Love, love love what you have done with the filters! Maybe I need to give mine a try again.

CraftyC said...

This is totally gorgeous!
Clairex

Amy Johnson said...

This is totally gorgous! I've never seen a coffee filter book before! Its genius! Love it. I saved it in my files so I could try it sometime. Great job!

liannallama said...

This is gorgeous! I love the watercolors!

Toni said...

Holly you are just awesome with all your projects. I love this butterfly book.

Marianne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!