Saturday, 20 March 2010
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.