Tuesday, 16 September 2014

I Have Got Mail!

From Scotland this time! How fun is that! I had no idea what I would find inside the envelope, which one of the Artist's Trading Cards would make it all the way to Australia. To my greatest surprise the card turned out to be from Catherine of KnottedCotton, my secret partner for this round of VeryBerryHandmade Artist's Trading Card Swap. The theme for this swap was "Getting Away From It All" and Catherine made this beautiful card for me, a picture of the Bass Rock. You can read about it here and here. I absolutely love the simplicity of the scenery in this tiny card and the way Catherine created the sea. A few different shades of fabric stitched together on top of each other using threads of various colours. So creative! Thank you, Catherine, SO MUCH!


When I saw this card on Flickr Swap Group, I made a comment "it's a view from my childhood... wish this ATC was coming my way".  I had no idea that my wish would come true. Let me show you a photo that I found on Google Images, unfortunately, I don't have my own photo of this place. That's what I saw on every train trip we took when I was little in the city I was growing up in. A small, uninhibited island, not far from the shore that was filled with magic and mysteries in my imagination. Don't you think that it looks a bit like Catherine's card? To me it does. It was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw that ATC.


As a memory of my birth place, I have an oil painting of this island made by a local artist. A constant reminder of my childhood, of a very sweet and dear place to my heart.


So, as you can see, Catherine's card turned out to be not only a beautifully made little piece of art but also a very sentimental reminder for me. Thank you very much, Catherine! Larisa xox

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for the kind words - it looks like it was definitely meant to be:-)

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    1. Thank you once again, Catherine! There can't be too many "thanks", right? :-)

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  2. the little ATC's are little pieces of art!! i am so glad you received such a thoughtful, meaningful swap!!!

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    1. It is! It looks even better in real life with all the textures that you can touch. I really enjoy Ali's swaps.

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  3. It's a lovely ATC and truly represents the rock. I am so pleased for you that you received something that evokes such memories for you.

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    1. It's so great, Dina, that you can compare the real rock to ATC. I am really happy to own this card. :-)

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  4. How amazing is that, it was clearly meant to come to you.

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    1. It seems like it was. I am so happy! :-)

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  5. Hello Larisa, My ATC was waiting for me when I got home from holiday. It is the cutest thing I've ever seen, I love it!

    Thanks :) Jude (www.cocojude.wordpress.com)

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    1. Hi Jude! Thank you for letting me know, I was getting a bit worried about the card but Ali mentioned that some people were still on holidays. I am really glad that you like it. Happy crafting! :-)

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