Friday, October 30, 2009
The A Tea C's are here!
Several weeks ago I wrote about ATC's, or Artist Trading Cards, which are simply 2-1/2 by 3-1/2 inch pieces of art. A number of you good ladies humored me by signing up to swap tea-themed ATC's, or A Tea C's, as we call them here. Although I didn't get my cards in the mail to her until yesterday, my swap partner Lynn's cards arrived several days ago, and I was thrilled! Isn't this card lovely? That's just my color palette with the pinks and greens in the ribbon. I also like how she stamped a clock image since the card is titled Tea "Time." Love it!
She made the second card with a totally different look, with teapot and teacup punched silhouettes plus large metal letters spelling "TEA," and the background is some cool textured paper. She even inked the edges!
It was an extra treat that Lynn enclosed a card from popular crafter/artist Claudine Hellmuth, whose work I admire. I love the sweet smile on the face of the lady holding the teacup!
And as an extra surprise, Donna had e-mailed to say she would be sending me some A Tea C's just as a thank you for hosting the swap. Now how sweet is that? I loved this layered card, and I plan to totally borrow her idea of making mattes for the postage stamp, since I recently received a package bearing the exact same stamp. Lots of nice embellishments here, too! (And if you want a big smile, read Donna's Oct. 10 post about the tea party for the Brownies!)
And this "Tea Time" card looks so elegant with its black and white color scheme, doesn't it? Sparkly rhinestones and silver charms are another nice touch, and the black trim looks like tatting!
Donna also sent this fun Halloween card with three-dimensional bats. Pretty nice work, eh? I thought this one would be a nice note to end on as I wish you all a weekend filled with all treats and no tricks! (And a special thanks to the lovely ladies mentioned above who gave me A Tea C's as well as a topic for a blog post!)