Thursday, October 22, 2009
It funny how much kids notice. A few weeks back we bumped into our elderly neighbors downstairs and their daughter was visiting at the time. She was introduced to Syd and I. Normally she's a very out going girl and will say hi but she hid behind some stairs instead and kept calling my name trying to get my attention. I knew why too. Our neighbor's daughter had obviously gone through some chemotherapy and the lack of hair on her head did not go unnoticed. Now, this surprised me because her dad, uncle and great uncle all sport bald heads but a woman with no hair is not as common and apparently little ones know this. I handled this the only way I knew how to: I told Syd not to be shy and to ask her why she had no hair. I don't know if it was the right or best thing to do, but I didn't want to act like Syd never asked the question and make everyone feel uncomfortable. The woman was very gracious and told Syd that she was taking some medicine that made her loose her hair and that it would eventually grow back. Syd eventually came around and spoke to the woman. I didn't want to pry so I don't know what kind of cancer she had, but it sounded like she was doing much better. It just amazed me how perceptive kids are even at a young age.
So today's card is in honor of all breast cancer patients everywhere!
I really like how this one turned out! You can never have too much pink on a card like this, right? I used the bra from the Hanna Stamps 'Breast Cancer Hanna' set and colored it in with SU's Pink Passion and then added some of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to turn the bra from flashy to fabulous! I stamped the bra again onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper and used the Labels One nesties to cut it out. I started out sponging the piece with Tea Dye Distress Ink and it started to look like I had made a mistake, but the more ink I added, the better it got (in this case, more was better than less - go figure!) Then I cut out the bra with the rhinestones out and popped it on the cut piece with dimensionals, matted it with some pink cardstock and that piece was done. The background came together easily. No sponging, just yummy pieces of Basic Grey paper from the Lemonade collection!
Hope you have a great day! The sun is peeking through the clouds this morning. Hopefully it stays with us all day!
Stamps: Hanna Stamps! 'Breast Cancer Hanna'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Pink Passion, Cranberry Crisp, Distress Inks 'Tea Dye'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Basic Grey 'Lemonade'
Access: Ribbon, Labels One Nestibilities, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Sponges, Dimensionals