Tuesday, May 2, 2017

T Stands For Tea and Seconds



This ATC is from 2006 when I was doing a monthly ATC exchange with my friend, Lambie. At the time, I was blogging on 360 Yahoo. There were some buggy problems at Yahoo (like buggy problems on Blogger) and the community was a closed group, like a combination of Facebook and Blogger. When I moved the blog (2007), called The Compost Heap, to Blogger, there was no way to port over content  from Yahoo to Blogger so I don't have the original text that went with this ATC

In case you're not familiar with ATC, it stands for Artist Trading Card. It is a small work of art 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches. Made to be traded and not sold. It's a bit like an artist's calling card.


The theme according to the back was Altered Playing Card. Around this time, I had discovered Paint Shop Pro by Jasc Software (Jasc was later bought out by Corel) The front of the card was created using the picture tube tool (like adding digital stickers or rubber stamps). The back of the card is an image scanned from the back of a Bicycle brand playing card. The images were printed front and back on cardstock. I'm not sure what the paper is, but it feels like cardstock which would have easily gone through a printer.

The teacup is a real sticker and the text "Tea for" was written with Ziller Glossy Black ink. The nib used for writing would most likely have been a Gillotte 1068A, possibly a Gillotte 303 or 404. The corners  of the ATC were rounded with a corner punch.

This post is to do double duty to fit both themes of T Stands for and Second on the Second (the post includes tea and this would be the second time I showed off this ATC).  Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang and the Second on the Second group are up to. If you want to play,  link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

16 comments:

  1. That is so cool. I love your lettering.

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  2. Very clever! (....now I'm going to hear Doris Day in my head for the rest of the day! LOL) ;)

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    1. I could have given you a worse ear worm :-D

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  3. The ATC is lovely, and the writing is really fantastic. The tea-cup is lovely, too, great pattern! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Valerie. I had a whole sheet of old-fashioned teacup and teapot stickers, but I forget where I got them from.

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  4. Love your atc I started with yahoo 360 too and loved it-and then ended up on multiply with a similiar and better blogging platform.
    I remembered I had copy and pasted allot of my material from 360 to multiply but that is mostly lost now too

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    1. I really liked 360. The platform had a lot of nice features. Too bad, it didn't catch on and reach a wider audience.

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  5. Love your ATC -haven't made any for ages! Thanks for reminding me how much I love to make them! Chrisx

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    1. They are fun and can make a big statement in a little package

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  6. wonderful ATC! i love your tea for 2 :)
    happy belated t-day!

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  7. A fantastic ATC - so beautiful!
    Happy belated T-Day to you!
    Thank you for visiting me!
    oxo Susi

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    1. Let's see if I can get this right. Danke sehr. Es freut mich dich zu besuchen.

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