May ATC Challenge – Tea Party

4 May

Oops! I have been so busy this past month that I completely forgot to get the May 1st blog challenge post ready. But better late than never!

For May the ATC theme is Tea Party. Who doesn’t love a good tea party? This time of year seems perfect for tea parties. It is Mother’s Day and Spring is in the air and everyone is getting their outdoor patios ready and finding pretty spring dresses and sandals to wear. Yes – it is a Tea Party kind of month.  (The April ATCs will be shared in a few days – so if you didn’t get yours sent in yet, there is still a few days left to do so.)




Tea Parties are full of fun stuff. With Tea pots, tea cups and saucers, pretty table cloths and fancy napkins. Maybe some tiny sandwiches and little tea cakes and cookies and cupcakes. Of course you might need a pretty tea party dress and hat and shoes. There seems to be an attention to detail with tea parties that I am impressed with.


Tea Parties are reminders of by-gone days, when women regularly got together and had tea parties and it was an event and it was important (because women getting together is valuable).


My sister Teresa often hosts Tea Parties for her friends. They have little tables and fancy food and pretty tea cups and lots of laughter and fun! I wish I had some photos of her tea parties to share with you, but I don’t. 😦


And what little girl doesn’t have a tea party, probably with a princess tiara and tutu, or maybe some fairy wings, on little tiny chairs at a little tiny table, drinking tea out of little tiny cups. I’m pretty sure every little girl has hosted a tiny tea party.



Of course I’m reminded of Alice and the Mad Hatter tea party too. Which is more my style. A little bit out of control and crazy. And nobody knows what is going on. 🙂





The idea with doing the monthly ATC challenge is that you can interpret the theme any way you like and explore the various ways the theme can be used. It’s a great way to try out something new and play with new ideas. I find it very exciting to see how people choose to portray the theme.

I’d love to see what you create for this theme. Remember, you only need to send in one ATC (of course you can send in as many as you like), but you can’t win if you don’t enter.

Artist Trading Cards: A little bitty piece of art created by you. Here are the rules guidelines for the challenge.

  • your ATC needs to be 2.5″ x 3.5″
  • you can use any medium you like (paper, fabric, metal, clay, etc)
  • you can use any technique you like (a great way to try something new)
  • art work is on the front
  • your personal info is on the back (name, location, contact info, date, title)
  • all skill levels welcome
  • this is a WTA – winner take all – so one person will ‘win’ all of the ATCs submitted (if we get more than 20 entries, there will be 2 winners – if we get more than 30 entries, there will be 3 winners, and so on)
  • submit one ATC (you get one chance to win with each ATC submitted – if you submit more than one you get extra chances – but make them different since one person might win all of them)
  • you can’t win if you don’t enter 🙂
  • deadline is May 31st – you can drop it off if you are local or mail it to the address below

I’d like it if you could include your city, state and country on the back side of your ATC.  We have several Int’l participants as well as people from all over the USA, and I know they would love it if they knew where you were from. We don’t all know each other personally, so the info you provide is greatly appreciated. Another idea is to include your email or blog address as well. It’s not necessary, but nice for the winner to have in case they would like to contact you.




I look forward to seeing what you create for the Tea Party theme.  Turn your ATCs in by the end of the month to be included. Thanks to everyone who participates and sends in your ATCs each month. Feel free to invite your friends to join the fun. This is definitely the type of challenge that is better with more entries.

I’ll be posting the April winner in a few days.

For those of you wanting to plan ahead, the June theme is Summer Fun.


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7 Responses to “May ATC Challenge – Tea Party”

  1. Elizabeth Hansen May 4, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    Hi Deb, Will miss Technique Tuesday this week… I have Logan home sick today and it’s looking like Jaden is coming down with it and will be home tomorrow as well ! Elizabeth Hansen


    • Deb Prewitt May 4, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

      Hope everyone is feeling better soon Elizabeth. Take care.


  2. lynnk50 May 8, 2015 at 12:31 am #

    Sounds like another fun challenge!! i enjoy tea parties!!



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