Autumn Is about to end and Winter is on its way!

Hi Everyone!  Its another beautiful day here as we fast approach the first day of winter.  In the past week the temperatures have somewhat cooled at night, but the days have been extremely pleasant.  I do love the sunshine at this time of year, and its a great time to get out in the garden.

One of the local (Australian) swap groups I participate in have an Autumn/Winter Themed swap currently running where you are required to create one Autumn Themed ATC and one Winter Themed one.  So here is what I came up with.

My favorite thing about autumn apart from some beautiful weather is the rich colors of the falling leaves.  They are not so common in these parts but if I was to travel a few hours west of here, I would be rewarded with beautiful tree line streets full of such colors.

So with this in mind, I've used my Darkroom Door Leaves Stamps, my brayer, and clear embossing powder and numerous autumn colors to layer this background and I found this Autumn Quote which I just love.

Thinking of Winter, makes me think of the cold!  I hate the cold and you can't get much colder than the North Pole can you. So for my second card I had this cute punch art penguin I had made ages ago, stuck on my desk next to my computer which I thought could use a new home.  I layered some white paper across the base of my card to look like piles of snow, dug out an igloo stamp that I had never used before and added some snowflakes and colored in the sky with my Blue Inktense Pencil.

Now I just need to get these to the mail box along with a few other things.  

Hope you day is filled with sunshine and warmth!


Julie Short said...

Those penguins Danie are much closer to home - Antarctica but then again it might just be Tenterfield :)
Both ATC's are terrific I too love that quote. There are a few deciduous trees out this way and they are only just starting to colour.

Nancy said...

Cute ATCs! I'm still waiting for summer to get here. We haven't even really had much a spring yet.


Lizzyc said...

Yes where are the days going??? I don't like winter much.. but I hope I can hide in my scrap room and create!! These look lovely, and autumn does have wonderful colors in the leaves.. and the little penguin looks so cute.. love his eyes!! Keep warm!

Lynn McAuley said...

Your seasonal ATCs are a delight, Danie!! They brought a smile to my face and warmed my heart! Awesome work!!

Tammy said...

We're hoping that summer time finally makes an appearance here! Fabulous ATC's, love the penguin, he's adorable!

Becky said...

Such cute ATC's..have a great weekend.

Dawn Barrett said...

I see you have been using the seasons as your muse!