It's time for another fun supply challenge over at Gingersnap Creations, and since the theme this month is "Hot Beverages," the CG86 Challenge is to use Coffee Filters. I love playing with coffee filters - it's so easy to stamp on them, and I love, love, love the effect of Glimmer Mists on coffee filters. The filters are strong enough to withstand a decent soaking, so you can combine colors and get a really rich feeling.
I don't really have much in the way of Valentine's-themed home decor, so I wanted to make a romantic little hanging for this challenge. I sprayed my coffee filters with Glimmer Mists in Creme de Rouge, Bubblegum, and Coffee Shop (of course!). I then used them for both the ruffle and for the sentiment at the top. I wanted lots of shabby chic yumminess, so the base of the hanging is cardboard that I tore to show the corrugation and painted with ivory paint. The next layer is some vintage sheet music, then a swatch of fabric with some zigzag stitching around the edges. The Tattered Angels frame is sprayed with Creme de Rouge, and that romantic image is from Scrolls Work (it's called Deb & Rick). Some upcycled lace from a thrift shop blouse and some crinkly seam binding give it some more romance. A key, a blossom, a decorative pin, some more silk ribbon, pearl, a rusty hanger - aaaah, I had so much fun, LOL!
You can check out all of the creative ways the design team used coffee filters over at Gingersnap Creations. I urge you to try this - it's such an inexpensive supply, and even if you're strictly a tea drinker, you probably know someone who could give you a few coffee filters to play with. Stamp 'em, ink 'em, spray 'em, paint 'em - lots of possibilities. We'd love to see what you come up with. ;)