I keep a sketchbook of flowers and leaves and other design elements for reference, very handy when designing these pieces of work.
I have an urge to paint….. and to sew in neutrals… but, commercial head on, these colourful pieces will make better cards. 

First sketches and ideas.

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Adding in colour and thinking of fabrics, all very loose at this stage.

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Starting to applique silks and use free motion embroidery to shade the castle on the sand dunes, surrounded by the sea and sky.

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