Thursday, April 25, 2013

ANZAC Day ~ Lest We Forget



They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
Lest we forget


Today is ANZAC Day here in New Zealand and Australia. It is a public holiday that honours the soldiers of the Australian and Zealand Army Corps who fought in Gallipoli in 1915.  My husband got up this morning to go to the Dawn Service.   

I spend the day pottering around in my craft room.   I did a couple of cards for some design work, finished off my ATC's for a swap that I'm involved in.  The theme was was "Text" ~ to use a book page on your ATC.  Here are my three
#1 ~ used some papers from a telephone directory that I tore up and glued onto the card.  I added some white and pink paint and some green distress stain.  My heart was die cut and stamped with some text and painted with some white paint.  The wings are stamped onto some pearlescent paper.  

#2 used some MME PP.  My book page was used for the photo corners and my flower.  I added some iridescence medium to the birds.  Added a flourish.

 #3 totally uses book paper from an old book on Roses.  I tore the page and distressed the edges and rubbed a white acrylic paint across it.   The rose was trimmed from the page and coloured with Gelatos and some pink and gold stickles.   The sentiment

I'll be posting these off in the morning and will be looking forward to receiving three in return. 

I'm also having a day off tomorrow.... I've got an appointment at the Dietician's at the hospital and then one with my own doctor to review my blood glucose levels.  It wasn't worth going back to work for the afternoon, so I'll be enjoying a long weekend.   And I'm going to Sandie's to stamp.  Yes, a good weekend!!!

  

7 comments:

MaxineD said...

That sounds like a wonderful weekend you have planned Dawn.
those ATC's look fabulous - love the way you have incorporated the printed page in them all.
Blessings
Maxine

judkajudi said...

Dawn, these ATC's are awesome. I especially love the bird!! What a great design idea to use book pages.

Barb said...

Gorgeous ATC's, Dawn! Have a great weekend! :)

sheila said...

it sounds like you had a delightful weekend Dawn. And you have produced mini bits of art here! So wonderful.

joy said...

Love your ATC's, Dawn. So artsy and very well done!

Greta said...

Sounds like fun--enjoy! Your ATCs are lovely. I especially like the one with the bird--so beautiful!

Brenda said...

Hope all went well at your check ups Dawn! As for these ATC's, they are really beautiful Dawn. I have to say I love that second one with the birdie on it!