Monday, April 5, 2010

Today we battle in the tub!

Handmade envelope: bathtub battle

Here's one of the envelopes I've made so far (using the PaperSource envelope templates I reviewed a while back) from a wonderful, fantastical children's book called King Bidgood's in the Bathtub. The premise of the story is that the King doesn't want to get out of the bathtub, and calls all of his daily activities to happen with him in the tub. I really, really love Don Wood's illustrative style. Oh, and I tried to continue the theme somewhat in the stamps, where I used a 29-cent Columbus landing in America anniversary stamp that showed a similar kind of sailing ship.

Tub battle envelope, back

Above is the back of the envelope as you would open it; I reinforced the seal with some deco tape and gold stickers...

Today we battle in the tub!

...and now you can see the illustration continue, with the envelope upside down.

I had a lot of fun making this one! It kept making me smile, to look at it.

8 comments:

  1. I love that envelope, it reminds me of greek mythology which is one of my favorite things in the world!

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  2. wow that is awesome you make such cute envies ,.

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  3. That's hilarious, and so fun. Go you on the envelope making!

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  4. Hehe,I noticed the stamp right away! Very nice match to the book! Great envelope (admittedly, the king kind of scares me)! Did you make it the standard way, that is, the way you posted on the blog a few months ago?

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  5. Eliza - the kind kind of scares me, too - and yes, GREAT question: I did make the envelope with my PaperSource templates. I'll edit the blog above to indicate that.

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  6. That envelope is AMAZING. It's so frighteningly perfect! And the quote on the back, the "Today we battle in the tub!" :D Makes me really happy.

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  7. Beautiful! I remember that book and tape set it was great!So yeah I like that!

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