Hello all, and welcome! I thought it was time we had something other than a sneak peek here at Words and Pictures.
Design Team work is pretty much all I've been able to squeeze in, but - with a hundred and one other things I was meant to be doing - I grabbed some time to riff on Tim's fabulous June tag.
I don't have the coffee cup die Tim used, but I have created a Coffee House. "What makes it a Coffee House?", you may well ask... read on and all will be revealed!
Apart from the choice of die, I've followed Tim's inspiration pretty closely. (All his making-of details are here - much the best place to find out how to do it all.) I've used lots of different materials in the cutting machine, and have adapted the other ingredients he included to suit the house instead.
I had a lot of fun with the background although I had to improvise a touch with how I did it. I plan to get some of the blank ink pads, but don't have them yet so instead I used the mini Distress pads to ink up my stencil for printing.
I was working with a larger size tag to give the house enough room, so I had to line up my printings pretty carefully.
I do love using the new Distress Spray water spritzer... it really does make it easier to create gorgeous spatter effects, though sadly they've mostly disappeared under my blue-green tartan.
So here's one thing which makes this a "coffee" house - the corrugated roof is cut from...
... yup, a cup holder from a certain coffee seller - recognise it?!
I used acetate behind the windows, and so that it would show up better, I tinted it with various shades of blue alcohol ink (Denim, Cloudy Blue and Stonewashed are all in there).
There's another coffee ingredient in the tinting of the metal elements...
Both the Muse Token at the top and the flowers have had a touch of Espresso Alcohol Ink along with the Mushroom.
I also borrowed the idea of the twine used on Tim's tag to wrap the coffee cup and deployed it instead as my flower stems. They're growing out of a grassy lawn which was made as Tim made his circular coffee badge.
And I've even used a straw, as Tim did, though mine is playing the role of guttering and down pipes. I painted the straw with Distress Paints - first Salty Ocean, then Faded Jeans and then a hint of Brushed Pewter for a metallic sheen - and then trimmed it to fit.
At the bottom, since I don't have the hashtag stamps, I've used one of the Simple Sayings on my banner instead.
So there you have it... finally, something other than a sneak peek - though I do thank you if you've been dashing all over Craftyblogland in search of my creations. Your visits and comments are so much appreciated.
If you missed my Flourishing Butterflies over at Calico Craft Parts, I hope you can check them out... and I wouldn't want you to miss my Butterfly Blogaversary Candy - just leave a comment there before the end of June and I'll put your name into the hat. Do come and celebrate with me!
For now I'll love you and leave you, and hope to see you soon.
I like coffee because it gives me the illusion I might be awake.
Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.
I'd like to enter this as my June Tag in Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015
And I'd also like to play along with Housey Housey at That's Crafty Challenges