This blog was formerly titled "Sentiments and Scrapbooks."

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Minibook Page-Apothecary Theme

Joyful Heart minibook page w border.jpg

Long before Reader’s Digest included “Laughter is the Best Medicine” as a segment in their publication, the wisdom of this adage could be found within the pages of the Old Testament (the likely source of this age-old “proverb”).

I was recently reminded of this truth. While we are usually sentimental with our cards, my birthday card from my son’s family this year was hilarious. Inside, he wrote, “Laughter sometimes really is the best medicine.”

It was fun to use this theme for one of the pages in my minibook that will eventually be a scripture for each month of 2012. I started with paper from Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe and used some coordinating chipboard pieces and rubber stamps from the same line. The metal knob attached to the medicine cabinet door is also from Graphic 45.

It’s difficult to tell dimension from a photo, but the frame of the medicine cabinet, as well as the medicine bottle, are lifted from the page with foam tape.

The accent color happens to match my current favorite TH Distress Ink (Peacock feathers), so I used that to dye the trim. For the pills in the corked vial, I colored some glass beads with Stream Alcohol Ink. I finished off with some lace and ribbon trim.

My husband thinks a project depicting the last part of the verse might be interesting as well. However, I’m not that much into Halloween-looking projects (LOL)!

The complete verse:

A joyful heart is good medicine,

But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

-Proverbs 17:22 (NASB)

7 comments:

Gloria said...

Love this Scripture verse, and your page depicts it beautifully! Thanks for sharing. I, also, benefited from the suggestions you received on ATT. I really enjoy being a part of that great group of people!

Tiger said...

OH, Lovely! I think the second part of the scripture would be a fun second page, back to back. Will have to give that a try! It certainly would be a great art journal prompt. Nice work, and thanks for sharing.

Tiger said...

OH, Lovely! I think the second part of the scripture would be a fun second page, back to back. Will have to give that a try! It certainly would be a great art journal prompt. Nice work, and thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Actually, I quite agree with Tiger! I may do an art journal spread using this very idea!

Kristy said...

Barbara,
Your tag is BEAUTIFUL and so right! I especially loved the way you used this theme as a platform to share about the Great Healer :) You go tech-saavy girl!

Anita Houston said...

FABULOUS!!!! What an amazing cover!!! Love the scripture as well!

Buttons said...

I love this. If laughter isn't available, seeing the love everyone pours into their projects can lift the worst of days. Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x