Thursday, 10 April 2014

Tea in the Garden

Well, not today, I am way too busy stuffing my suitcase with all sorts of things to take to my craftavan in France tonight. But I hope to have a cup of tea or two in our French garden tomorrow, yay! Weather is supposed to be very good, temps in the low 20s and sunny, which sounds just lovely.

TEA IN THE GARDEN is the theme for Kimberly's latest ATC swap though, and I just had to get my ATCs done before we toodled off to France. I reduced a sepia copy of an Alice in Wonderland tea party to black and white
and then hand coloured it in with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens. Felt about 6 years old, lol. Gotta love colouring in. And then I raided my stash of fabric flowers and applied them to the ATCs -

Spot the difference!?

Back to packing. Oh the decisions to be made, what craft stuff to take, what to leave behind......... I just know that I will realise after a week or so that I have forgotten something vital and will have to ask my darling son to post it to me. Its happened before. Once. Or twice.....

Toodlepip xxx


Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Liz,
You did it again, they are perfection! Safe travels.
hugs and JOY,

Marci said...

ATCs wonderful. You sound so happy and excited to go back to your cottage.

morkaren said...

Oeee Liz, hvor er dine ATC kort pragtfulde, her i Danmark har vi også taget ATC erne op igen. knus morkaren.

Elizabethd said...

But just think of all those Brocantes you will be visiting!

Dorthe said...

They are all wonderful, dear Liz, and I spotted the different, :-)
You did a fantastic job colouring them.
How lucky you are to go to warmer France, here we have only 8 ,and it dosen`t seem to get much warmer for Easter!! Have a great time Liz, enjoy the sun and your tea ,together.
Hugs, Dorthe

Nook and Cranny said...

Love, love your tea party!
I wanted to join in on this swap but have family visiting from Nevada, will have to catch up on the next one.
Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda said...

We all long to be there with you, so just know we are there in spirit.
These fabric tags are amazing. Your creativeness is really flowing.

Safe travels and have fun!!

Marrianna said...

These ATC collages are magnificient and oh so colorful. Love them. And I love the new header on your blog. I'm guessing it's your place in France. How lovely. Enjoy and I look forward to more artwork and brocante finds.

Betsy said...

Such a fun tea in the garden!
Tea in any garden of yours would be a "sunny" afternoon. I thought you had gone to France already, you will be there by now, however. Hope all is well!
Enjoy your time there.

May said...

Your ATC's are fabulous love the image you have used... Love the colouring & beautiful embellishments...Have a wonderful time in France...enjoy your Tea in the Garden... Hugs May x x

Vicki Boster said...

Darling Liz--- the little Alice in Wonderland creations are precious.

How wonderful that you are off to your special place-- tea in the garden sounds delightful. I know the angst of trying to pack craft supplies-- like you, I'm always forgetting something!


Victorian Tailor said...

Not sure what you are going to, but sounds like fun, your creation is "stunning" Havve fun!! Celeste

Viola E. said...

Absolutely gorgeous ATC`s, dear Liz!
The colors are so great...Have a nice time in France!
Hugs, Viola :)

suziqu's thread works said...

I'm sure you have had many a cup of tea in your French garden by now Liz. Already a week there has passed!

These little tags from Alice in Wonderland must have taken you back there as a child as you colored in each
cup and saucer, hat and pretty blue dress! So much fun!

Hope you are enjoying some lovely sunny weather enough to get you planting out in your vegi garden!

Thinking of you with loving Easter hugs,

Sophie said...

Oh, liebe Liz.
Wieder nach Frankreich in die Wärme...
Ich beneide dich.
Lass es dir gut gehen dort :-)

ich wünsche dir ein schönes Osterfest

Sophie xx