Of course, it was obvious, really. I’m making a cloth book for these little cards, with pages about 7″ x 10″. I’m layering fabrics over a felt base, then stitching the felt-backed pages to a single leaf torn from blue hand-dyed cotton.
As you can see, I’ve stitched through the card to attach it to the page. This is much easier if you prick the holes first with a pin. I’m keeping the stitching very simple so that the cloth background doesn’t compete too much with the focal image.
The cool colour palette – blues, greens, purples – is the typical choice of an introvert. Extraverts tend to be drawn naturally towards warmer colours. A generalisation, but broadly true. I usually have to work hard to stay with reds, and very hot colours can make me feel decidely jittery after a while. We all have our natural place in the palette, and our natural sense of harmony with colour.
The bee is a little card-making charm, coloured with inks and glued to a cardboard Scrabble tile, also coloured with inks and coated with sparkly nail varnish. I can’t remember how long ago I originally made these; it must be 4-5 years ago, I guess.