Thursday, August 23, 2018

Snail Mail

Hi there.  I hope you are having a good week.

We are having a welcome taste of Fall today.
It will be hot again in a couple of days, so I'm enjoying this gorgeous weather.

One of my dear friends recently took a tumble.
(That's a nice way to say she fell.)

She is in rehab now and will have a long recovery
not being able to put her weight on her leg for 3 to 4 months.


So she's moving a little slow these days and can use a lift.

I hope this lifts her spirits.

I've stamped this on a snippet of watercolor paper with
Archival ink and did a quick watercolor with my Zigs.

The front die cut piece is mounted on a foam sheet holding
the acetate a little away from the design.

It's a little tight doing a shaker this way and the little
shaker thingys want to get stuck.

Actually I think I like that better than them all landing at the
bottom of the window.

Here's a close up.

I'll take this over to Penny Black Saturday Challenge
"Anything Goes - Optional On the Move"
(Feature some form of transport)

Now I need to get this in the mail.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Critter Party (PB), Thinking of You (Alt)
Ink:   Archival Black
Paper:   Daffodil Delight (SU), Watercolor (TH), Neenah
Other:  Zig CCRBM (#61 Lt. Brown, #94 Gray, #64 Oatmeal,  #65 Mid Brown, #220 Tea Rose, #47 May Green, #46 Mid Green, #302 Haze Blue), Rectangle Peek-a-boo Window Die (MFT), Foam sheet, Sprinkles (SU)


Liz said...

Lovely shaker card, Bonnie. Love the cute little image. xx

jimlynn said...

This would cheer up anyone. So cute and fun!!! Hope your friend recovers quick.

mycardattic said...

So adorable Bonnie my friend! Love that sweet image! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

Marcia Hill said...

This is so darn cute Bonnie and I'm sure it will lift your friends spirits! No weight bearing for 3 - 4 months is a loooooong time! We've been having a few days of Fall here too and I've been loving it, but it's back to the 90's this weekend...yuck! Darn, guess I'll have to stay in my craft room!! :0)

LesleyG said...

I'm sure she'll adore it and appreciate the effort. Such a cute card, and unusual "transport" teehee xxx

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, your little mouse and snail are adorable, your friend will love it :)
Wish her the best for a speedy recovery.

kiwimeskreations said...

Awwww - how sweet is this Bonnie - it's sure to cheer your friend! What a fabulous image and so beautifully used in the shaker element.

aussie aNNie said...

An adorable get well card, love that sweet snail and shaker style.x

Bunny said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. I know she will love this card. I do. [Bunny]

Sandy said...

This is so cute Bonnie and absolutely made me smile!! Your friend will love it and I too like the way the sprinkles stick.
Sandy xx

Doris said...

I cannot imagine anyone having to stay off one's feet for 3 months. This adorable card will certainly lift the spirits of your friend! Hot weather due here in New Jersey again next week, but we'll also have cooler nights so it won't be like the oppressive heat we had in July.

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my gosh, 3 to 4 months of staying off your leg is forever. She needs this adorable card to cheer her up. I love the shaker and the fun sequins in it. The little snail is so cute and the bright yellow is a perfect cheer up color.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This card will definitely cheer your friend up while she is getting better.

OH Babs said...

Your poor friend She will adore this precious card. I like how you use this die and I need to cut some and then make fun cards like this.

Susan said...

What a perfect card for your friend who's moving slowly after injuring her leg! I love the shaker, and I agree, it's nice that all the shaker pieces don't fall to the bottom.

Karen Dunbrook said...

oh your poor friend...sweet card to cheer her up Bonnie, sure it will be very appreciated.
xx Karen

MaryH said...

Sorry to hear your friend had a boo-boo, but oh, is this ever the perfect card to cheer her up. Love that window (and I have that die as a NBUS too!) and it shows off your shaker snail just delightfully. I like the way your sprinkles stayed on the acetate too. Hugs to your friend and have a wonderful wkend. It was cooler here today as well(low 80-s), but still felt pretty hot! TFS

Loll said...

This is adorable Bonnie. I'm sure this will cheer up your friend. It's so adorable and funny ... and the shaker element adds even more fun! :) Great design! xx

Nstiz said...

This is adorable, Bonnie! I can relate to the acetate being not high enough to let the sequins shake since the same thing happened to me. I do like the effect when that happens. That image is just adorable and gorgeous job watercoloring him!

Mac Mable said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. Your cute card will cheer her up Bonnie. Love the fun shaker element and yes I like them too when the sequins etc get stuck around the image and aperture X

Brenda said...

I'm so sorry for your friend Bonnie, recover is a long road but this card should give her the incentive to geter done! This is the problem I have with my shaker cards as well, but like you I kinda' like it because all the bits don't sink to the bottom. I love this image, it is so dang cute! Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so adorable, Bonnie! Your Zig coloring makes the cute mouse and snail even cuter. The perfect image for the occasion and the fun shaker element will sure cheer up your friend! I thought you glued the sequins and tiny beads on purpose (as some card-makers do). Happy accident! :-) Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Eeekkk! So adorable, Bonnie! It will definitely lift your friend’s spirits. Beautiful watercolouring and loving the shaker element. I usualky glue some random sequins so they still show even when upright... the fact that you difn’t have to do that is perfect. Lucky you!
Wishing your friend a speedy recovery. xx

BożenA said...

I also think that the tight shaker works very well. You can see a sequin game, not a sad pile at the bottom of the shaker. And your sweet image will certainly help your friend. I admire your technique of coloring the picture, this shell looks dazzling.
BożenA xx

Jo said...

What a sweet card, it will definitely lift her spirits. She'll probably laugh at the speed she's going. Hope she has an good clean recovery.
Love those colourful, tiny sequins, they bring life to your little darlings and the yellow card base brings sunshine :D

Bobby said...

I'm so sorry about your friend, Bonnie. I'm sure this darling little snail riding mouse will cheer her up.