I can't really explain my choice of a neutral background, although I have been wanting to work with whites recently. I suppose it's because I do not have any strong colour memories about my Nan. I could have used the colours I remember from the pickling and jamming that Nan used to do but I feel that neutral will give a feeling of times gone past. I shall be handsewing the images on with some additional gold organza for some golden memories. All I need to do now is find the cigarette cards I had sorted out and have put somewhere safe! Doh!