Sunday, 29 November 2009

Soak away the ills!

It's the season of coughs and sniffles, isn't it? I've been having fun with some new images from the Saturday Evening Post line to make some pick-me up projects.

Masculine get well cards are even more difficult that average, I reckon - flowers are an easy fall back for feminine ones but the blokes are a bit more tricky. I think this would work though!

I was so pleased to find the sentiment fits perfectly on the end of the bath tub and I stamped the "Sorry you are ill" phrase to make a pattern on the paper at the top. A small scale Basic Grey pattern that's slightly reminiscent of old-fashioned tiling and a little Glossy Accents on the tub's feet and rim and you're done!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms): Common Cold (Saturday Evening Post line - releasing Friday 4th December)

Paper:

Prism Island Mist Medium

Simply Smooth

Offbeat patterned paper by Basic Grey


Ink:

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (Weathered Wood)

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)


Other:

Copic markers

Glossy Accents

Paper frill (Doodlebug)

Corner Chomper

Labels Four Nestabilities by spellbinder


Then I thought it would be fun to try using the same image for something other than a get-well project. This would make a great way to present a spa treatment token or dress up a little bottle of bath bubbles or massage oil.

I used an empty ribbon spool to make the base of the tube and stuck a strip of corrugated card (found at my local pound shop - any sturdy card would do) around it. Just tuck tissue in to finish off the top.

The bubbles are doodled and have dots of Glossy Accents over them to make them shiny.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms): Common Cold (Saturday Evening Post line - releasing Friday 4th December)

Paper:
Simply Smooth
Corrugated blue

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Fluid Chalk ink by Clearsnap (Ice Blue)

Other:
Copic markers and Multiliner
Glossy Accents
Silk ribbon
Dymo label maker
Labels Four Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Empty ribbon spool

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are not in need of a get-well wish yourself but take plenty if you are!

7 comments:

Janice said...

These are great, love the bubbles and the PP ;)

Linda Elbourne said...

These are fab ... that bath tub and the little feet are sooooo cute! That tag idea is really cool!

Hazel said...

I love the bath tub image - just right for the get well card and for the pampering treat x

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Hee hee! Great image Joanne, made me laugh at the peeking toes!

xx

Julie said...

These are both fabulous, Joanne! You're such a creative girl! Can't wait to see the rest of the stamp set--looks great!

Thanks for the visit--my husband can handle a LITTLE Austen--not too much! Guess they're all about the same, aren't they?!

Karen said...

hahaha love the toes!!! Brilliant card Joanne XXX

Traceyr said...

Love this project Joanne and what a great idea to "tart" up a bottle of bubble bath. :)