Illustrated Note Card
This illustrated note card is called ‘Ivy & Gold’ and it was inspired by my bike ride last week after I rode around Cheshire taking photos of flowers whilst the sun was going down. I saw a glow of gold light from the sun shine over an unlit street lamp covered in ivy and thought it looked beautiful.
It’s a small 210 gsm folded card and envelope, handmade in India from recycled cotton rag. It’s 5.7 x 6.2 cm when folded. I created it by cutting out the cover design freehand with a scalpel, drew a swirly pattern on the inside with a soft pencil, painted a black outline, coloured in the background with watercolours, and added ivy leaf details and swirls with Indian ink.
Here's the link if you'd like to see the Creaturemag article about this piece: http://www.creaturemag.com/happy-friday-29-04-11