Well, to be honest, I don’t think I have a favorite technique, per se — I like to play, using whatever comes to mind, and see if the image in my mind actually can be done using what I have at hand. Now, as for my favorite product, heck, that’s easy these days! Anything Tim Holtz! sad to say, I’m a “Tim Addict” and not about to enter any 12-step program to “cure” me of this addiction.
Now, as for the back story on this piece…
We were on the road for the last three weeks, spending a lot of time in hotels and at friends’ houses throughout the southeast United States. While I abhor living out of a suitcase and am not a big fan of hotel food and prices, I will sit at a coffee bar and sip a latte while checking my email or reading a good book when I have down time at a hotel. This time, in the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA, I was on my own for three days while husband attended the National Hemerocallis Convention (that’s dailyness for those of you who aren’t heavily into gardening) and so I started the first day off with a latte at a coffee bar that, while it wasn’t a Starbuck’s franchise (they wouldn’t take my Starbucks card!), they did serve Starbuck's coffee.
Now the Tag of the Month over at Tim’s blog featured a coffee cup die and I was trying to figure out how I would accomplish this challenge without that die. Well, in my hand was a Starbucks cup, size small, that might just work…
First, I cut the cup, the cup lid and the cup holder so it would fit the tag:
Now for assembly. I gathered various ephemera, the partial cup and started gluing and ended up with this tag:
- Distress Ink - “Vintage Photo”
- Alcohol Ink - “Clover”
- Stencil - “Splatters” (THS009)
- Idea-ology ephemera - Alpha Tiles, Small Talk stickers, Mirrored Stars, Word Bands
- Paper Studio Mixed Media Burlap Ribbon
- Darice Finishing Accents yarn
- Adhesives: Multi Medium Matte, Glossy Accents