Posted 29 January 2011 at 11:30 PM | Comments (0)
The stimulus for the Marsh* family’s birth announcement was an imaginary nursery. I imagined walls with a yellow-tonal stripe on top, solid blue on bottom, and white chair rail in the middle. Our first draft was essentially a simplified version of just that:
The Marshes loved the classic, happy-baby look but wanted it stronger and more elegant, so we changed the colors to blue and brown:
I like how it turned out but am reconsidering the diaper pin detail. I didn’t integrate it as well as I could have. Maybe each photo should have been pinned? Or at least pinned together? Maybe I should have dropped the pin altogether and kept it simpler? Or stretched the nursery concept and turned it into push-pins instead?
Another thing on my mind is baby Griffin’s adorable foot. Well, not his foot exactly, but his sock. Had we planned better, we could have ensured that his clothes matched his announcement, because when I look at the little red and black stripes, I can’t help but wonder what we could have done to echo those colors elsewhere.
*Names and details have been changed.