Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Happy Healing with Pippa Price
It's a sad fact of life that "Cold and Flu Season" follows closely on the heels of the start of the holiday/winter season. We can't always keep our loved ones well, no matter how hard we try. But we can, as crafters, create fun cards and gifts to cheer them as they recover! :-) For today's share, our December Guest Designer, Pippa Price, has created one such card of cheer. Isn't this adorable?!? I know it would sure make me smile to get this if I were ill! (It makes me smile regardless -- hee hee!)
To make this card, Pippa used elements from the "Happy Healing" set. She layered the doctor duck image slightly over the sick-in-bed duck image, printed it out, and then colored this sweet scene with Spectrum Noir pens. Pippa has such a wonderful coloring style! Just look at the detailed shading on the pillow behind the sick duck's head, and on the folds of his blanket. Little touches like that really bring an image to life. Although it can be tricky to spot in the photos, this scene is also layered for dimension -- three layers deep, in fact! That's a lot of coloring and fussy cutting, my friends! When the card is opened, the recipient will also get a sweet little surprise in finding that it is an easel card.
The card measures 19.5 cm square (that's 7.68 inches square for our American friends), and Pippa positioned the sentiment to act as the stopper for the easel. Isn't this perfect for resting on a bedside table to bring smile after smile during recovery?
To see more of Pippa's fabulous creations, please visit her blog -- "Views from the Craft Room." Also, don't forget to stop back next Wednesday, when we'll have another no-doubt delightful project of hers to share her.