This is what I made...
The first two attempts were just not quite right but the third was exactly what I was looking for so here is the final choice.
My favorite, I hope my swap-ee thinks so too.
It is now in the safe hands of Australia post, making it's way to the UK. Pity it is going by air I think by sea would have been more fitting.
Thank-you Ms Flowerpress for organizing the swap I really enjoyed the challenge.