T Day ATCs and a Big Thank You

I had a lovely surprise in the post, some happy mail from Bleubeard and Elizabeth which contained the napkins from the napkin swap to celebrate T Stands for Tuesday 9th Anniversary – thank you so much!

Although it wasn’t part of the napkin swap, I created an ATC for each of those taking part; so today I’m sharing how I made them (smile!).

Using some old playing cards as my base, I started by covering the front of 9 cards using some Pébéo white gesso with a brayer and left them to dry. Next I added some torn Dictionary page pieces over the top using Liquitex matte gel medium. When dry, I coloured them using washes of Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Kuretake Watercolour paint and then I stamped them using a Fragments stamp by Tim Holtz and black Archival Ink.

I used a couple of die cut sets to cut out the teacups and saucers, the flowers and little bird from some coloured papers. The teacups and saucers were stamped using the Fragments stamp and Moonlight White Brilliance Ink. Everything was arranged onto the ATCs using Liquitex matte gel medium along with various DoCrafts stickers to create the “T Day” wording and a number “9” which was die cut.

For the reverse of the ATC, I covered the back of the cards with black DecoArt Acrylic paint and I stamped the Fragments stamp using the Moonlight White Brilliance Ink. The wording was printed using a Dymo Letratag Label Maker and I stamped the “Handmade with love…” using black Archival Ink; everything was stuck in place with some of the die cut flowers.

As you may know Bleubeard and Elizabeth kindly sent some amazing postage stamps as part of the napkin swap which you can see here – thanks so much, they are so beautiful!
It looks like I may have the pink flowered international stamp that was mentioned on Bleubeard & Elizabeth’s blog post last week – yippee! Also the black and white washi tape was holding the ATCs together which I plan to recycle.

Of course all the napkins are fabulous and I received so many that I couldn’t fit them all in one photo (grin!).

I can’t wait to get creative with them on my art journal pages – thank you so much to everyone who sent napkins for the swap! Also a big thank you to E and Sharon for organising everything – you’re both stars!!!

I had such a lovely surprise when I found all these stunning ATCs amongst the napkins; from top left to right we have Sharon, Elle, Lisca, Bleubeard & Elizabeth, Chris and Mia). It was so kind and thoughtful of everyone – thanks so much!

All the teacups featured on this post allow me to join this week’s T Day – wishing you all a very Happy T Day!

I hope that you’re all staying safe and well! x

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Challenges

I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

Paperbabe Stamps and their #176 – Anything Goes challenge with my ATCs.

LTSCB#157 – Anything Goes over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my ATCs that I created from old playing cards.

Challenge #62 – Anything Goes at Ally’s Angels with my handmade ATCs.

MIUCB#61 – Anything Goes + Optional Smooshing over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog with my smooshed watercolour background my ATCs.

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15 thoughts on “T Day ATCs and a Big Thank You

    • Thanks so much Leslie! I had fun making these ones! I don’t tend to make ATCs that often as I like detail and as such they take me quite a long time to make, maybe I should simplify my designs …smile 😊. Happy wishes! Hugs Jo x

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  1. It took forever to finally happen, but the nice thing is, it happened. Sorry I didn’t bring any Daisy global stamps. Sadly, you got one like you got two years ago. I wish the PO had been a bit less heavy handed with the canceling.

    Thanks for letting me know which of Mia’s ATCs I sent you, since I can’t find mine. I thought holding the ATCs together with washi tape was a great idea until I noticed how many ATCs there were!

    I was in awe of how you created your ATCs. I LOVE that teacup stamp and I love how each ATC is slightly different, too.

    I’m delighted you got your package already. What a huge surprise. Thanks for sharing your ATCs and received napkins with us for T this week, dear Jo.

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  2. That is mail you really love to receive! Super beautiful napkins and the ATCs are gorgeous as well. I’m glad that you solved the “mystery of the pink stamp”. The ATCs that you made are gorgeous. Happy T day!

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  3. Jo, I am so glad you liked your ATC. I loved mine from you and so fun to hear how you made it, too. Thank you so much for the ATC and the napkins. It was such fun for me to get to see all the napkins, because there were so many different ones. That pink flower stamp came from me. 🙂 Happy T Day!

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