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!)

12 comments:

  1. hi angela! I can't wait to receive your cards! The paper on my card with metal letters is a dried tea bag!!! I love to see the other A tea C's that you have received! Thanks so much for hosting this creative swap!

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  2. All the cards you received are great - so creative. I received my cards from Susan in PA and they are wonderful. She even made her own special envelopes for them. Can't wait for the next swap.

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  3. These are wonderful!!! I have that same stamp - altho it reminds me of a chocolate pot- I have saved it to use in a tea themed creation!! Would love to join your next swap if you have one!!

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  4. Thanks Angela for the kind words! This swap was a lot of fun!
    I love the the other A-tea-Cs you received,so creative! I am glad you liked your treats (no tricks involved!)LOL
    ~Blessings~
    Donna

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  5. Lovely A Tea C's. What a creative group of ladies.

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  6. I like the lettery one with the wax seal and the stamp. A lot could be done with that them, a sort of tea love letter. --Spirituality of Tea

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  7. Oh, these are too fun! I wish I had more time to play along. Actually I wish I had the imagination as well! Great job ladies! I can't wait to see more.

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  8. Great job Lynn and Donna. I've never seen an ATC before so I really enjoyed the pictures.

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  9. What fun cards, each one of the is unique.

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  10. This is such a creative idea! I love it.

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  11. I've just used up my last crafter's card - with the four women. I LOVE those cards!

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  12. Hello Angela, what neat cards! Each one so different - such talented artists...I love your blog site! Thanks to you and all the artists, I appreciate seeing the work. Have a great week, Joanie

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