December 01, 2009

Get Well Kit For Whimsical Wednesdays

Wow, the sketch this week is a doozy. I am not usually stumped by sketches but this one was tough with no real space designated for a focal image. In case you want to play, apparently the corner circles are buttons. Very interesting Nicky. This was a true challenge.


So I scrounged around my alterables drawer until I found this recipe box from Michael’s $1.50 bin (we don’t get $1 stuff as much here in Canada). I’d been planning to use it for a get well kit to give to someone sick as a little gift.

I chose a pack of paper I hadn’t used much, strangely, I later noted that it actually coordinated with the bit of patterned paper that showed inside the box. Perfect, I didn’t have to cover it up!

Now my use of the sketch is pretty loose. I turned sketch 90 degrees, then turned the strip with the ‘ladder’ markings so it was parallel to the long edge and used a strip of DP with a double ribbon bow. I’m afraid I couldn’t quite figure out what to do with the lines and asterisks so I skipped ‘em. I used pearls in place of the buttons.

get well1

get well2

Cute bow huh? I used the Bow Easy of course. To make it easier to keep the two ribbons together, I used a new ribbon adhesive from Joan’s Gardens. It is quite thin, nearly invisible and best of all, it doesn’t affect the flexibility of the ribbon. It looks much prettier IRL.

get well3

I added tissues, a Mr Noodle, a little Jell-O fruit cup and I will add throat lozenges, Vit C drops, tea and one of those medicated hot drink mixes. I think it would be a nice gift to get myself so I think it will go over well for one of my friends.


Come on, PLAY with us this week! I am off to check out last week’s entries as soon as I post this. I hope to see TONS of SUPER projects!! Please be sure to link up to the Whimsical Wednesdays blog! Sign up with Mr Linky with your DIRECT link to your gallery page or blog post. I’d love to know if anyone reading my blog plays so please so after Mr Linky, leave me a message, here or there. I’d be so excited if one of my readers plays! Visit all the other DareDevils (except Debbie) to see their FABULOUS work! I always look forward to seeing whatever they make. HAVE FUN!!

Enjoy, Rebecca

DP, vanilla CS-SU!
Accessories: red line tape, thick glue dots-Thermo Web, Basic Grey chipboard, ivory paint, flowers-stash, Kaisercraft pearls, Copic (to colour pearls), sheer ivory ribbon-stash, celery ribbon-SU!, Quickutz alphabet


kris said...

OMGosh!!!! this is such an awesome take on the sketch!!! it's a wonderful creation! pretty colors... hugs, Kris

Maren said...

Love it!! :)

Cassie said...

what an awesome idea bec!

Randi said...

Such a cute idea! Very creative!

Jessica Diedrich said...

Wow this is so pretty! Great job interpreting the sketch to use w/ this box. It's adorable :)

Darla said...

What an awesome idea Rebecca! I think I should make some to be prepared for friends with all the illnesses that are going to be around the next few months. You did a great - creative - job with the sketch. I have some of that decorative paper left - this is a good way to use it up.

Kim R. said...

What a creative idea. The box looks great.

Sandra MacLean said...

Ok, THIS is a fantastic idea Rebecca!!! I love the idea of a get well soon box! How cute!!

Heather Schlatter said...

That box for last weeks creation is super sweet and love the colors you used on it so pretty!!!


Whimsicalnotions said...

what a sweet idea,Love your work am following,Off tovisit your etsy shop.