One Month to Go!

The boys and myself are on the countdown to our week in Melbourne, which is now only one month away.  'A' hasn't been before, and for Rod and I it will be about our fifth trip but we are just as excited as our first.  Melbourne really is one of our favorite destinations, with lots to see and fabulous food and wine to experience.  This trip plans to be a totally different experience having A with us and a crafty event to go to.

For the first two days the boys will be on their own as I am heading to a crafty get together with my fellow Australian and New Zealand AFA (ATC's for All Members) and I am so looking forward to putting names to the faces of those I swap my art with regularly as well as meeting some of whom I have yet had the pleasure.

Speaking of swaps and ATC's I have a couple to share with you today for one of the latest AFA Swaps titled Down by the Ocean/Down by the Sea.  All of which are mixed media collage (mix of stamping, Gelatos, Water Color Pencils and Collage) on Gelli Print Backgrounds which were created using stencils.


 Hanging Out

Wave Rider

 Lighting the Way

Rainbow Reflections



For this swap one card had to have an animal you would find in or near the ocean, the second card had to have someone wearing a bathing suit, and the third one was artists choice.  Whilst the forth card is for the host/hostess of the swap and is optional.

Challenges:

My Wave Rider Card I am entering into Wicked Wednesdays - #82 Sun & Surf

Anything But a Card - #18 ATC Extravaganza

12 comments:

Lizzyc said...

These look gorgeous Danie, have a wonderful time away too! The days just fly so it won't take long to be here!

Tammy said...

Your colors always make me smile!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous mixed media Dani! Beautiful sea colors and atmosphere!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh these are just lovely and your trip sounds like so much fun! Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday. :)

Salla said...

Lovely set of seaside cards, Danie! I bet the AFA Downunder meet will be so much fun! I'm a bit jealous though, being a European member who hasn't attended any of the live meets yet. We so have to organize a similar event of our own one day!

Denice said...

Ohhhhh, I just love mixed-media! Your atc's/cards are perfect for this week's sun and surf challenge at Wicked Wednesday, thanks for joining us!

Barbara Rankin said...

Love your ATCs. Your colors are so vivid and perfect for by the sea settings. You are having way too much fun with those gelatos and gelli print thing. But your results are amazing. TFS

Lynn McAuley said...

I am so inspired by these amazing cards, Danie!! They are stunning!!

Lisette Baker said...

This is a fabulous set of ATCs - I have been enjoying making a lot of sea themed things recently so I just love these. The lighthouse in particular is really original.Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this time. Lisette x

Jennie Atkinson said...

What a fabulous set of ATCs you have made Danie - they are all wonderful. Fantastic sea colours and your backgrounds are just perfect for the detail. Thanks for joining us at ABAC x

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous set of ATC's Danie! I love the backgrounds you've created using your gelli plate; they show off the main characters on each one perfectly.
Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.
Juliax

Dawn Barrett said...

wow...sounds like it's going to be/was a GREAT VACATION!!! I hope you are safe!!