Thursday, October 28, 2010
On How to Name a Baby
This is how the conversation all went down:
Grandma: What should Auntie name her new baby?
Grandma: (with an awkward pause...) Dot?
Cole: Yes, Dot.
Grandma: Why Dot?
Cole: Uh, I don't know.
Grandma: Can you think of another name for the baby?
Cole: How about Cole?
I used Limelight's Sketch Challenge with Halloween Colors for this Thank You card for after Baby Dot arrives. The mama wanted bright, bold boy colors for the layette and nursery, so I thought to continue that with the thank you's. I've decided that Halloween colors can be fun outside of Halloween too! I pulled out Lawn Fawn's Bannerific and Sophie's Sentiments and used Schlosser Designs Hexagon-A-Thon to fill in the banners with a solid and contrasting woodgrain pattern. I slightly inked the edges of the banners for a bit of dimension and then sewed them onto the card. Oh, and a drew some hair on the little smiley face to transform it into a baby! A flat card for a quick and easy mailing!
The other Limelight Gals also have a fantastic take on this sketch, so please check out the blogs of Mandy Lisa, Lynn and JenMarie! You don't want to miss out on playing along with this versatile sketch and color challenge, as one lucky winner will receive a Pink Paislee Father Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad and Artisan Tape Roll!
(I just ordered mine today!)
Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific
Stamps: (Bannerific, Sophie's Sentiments) Lawn Fawn, (Hexagon-A-Thon) Schlosser Designs
Ink: (Purple, Green, Yellow Chalk) Colorbox (Onyx Black) Versafine, (Basic Gray Pigment) SU
Other: (Thread), (Corner Chomper) WR Memory Keepers