Saturday, 20 March 2010

Easter chicken

Only two more weeks to go until Easter, so I thought I'd better make a start on some cards before it's too late! I took the picture of this beautiful chicken last summer whilst on holiday in the Isles of Scilly, and had always intended to use it on an Easter card - fortunately, I remembered it just in time!! However, try as I might, I could not get all of the chicken's 'comb' into the oval mask I had created for the card. (My fault - I had not held the camera quite high enough when I took the picture.  But the chicken was moving about at the time ... well, that's my excuse!) Anyway, I thought of something that my father used to tell me: "If something goes wrong in a design, make a feature of it", and I have always found this to be excellent advice. So I decided to quill the missing bits of the chicken's comb - perfect solution! And I think the addition of little yellow quilled chick makes a nice contrast with the colours of the photo overall.

My cards are starting to sell down at the cafe now, so I've put this card in the sales basket that I have down there. And I'll be working on a few more Easter cards to take to next Friday's market.


  1. Hi, Philippa,

    Your Easter card is cute, cute, cute! I'm sure it will sell quickly.


  2. Fantastic!
    The detail of quilling the rooster turned it into a 3D image.

  3. coucou, c'est ainsi que les enfants français appellent les œufs....ton idée est très plaisante j'aime
    cuckoo, that's how the French children call eggs your idea am very agreeable to me like

  4. Thanks to you all for your comments, my dear friends.



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