Hello. I have finished the picture, here it is. I am pleased with it, though I can see one or two things which could be better. But this is as far at it goes, end result.
The backing is a hessian type fabric from the Scrapstore, I chose a frame before I started and outlined the backing board indicating the edges I needed to work to. Starting at the bottom I chose random pieces of fabric and hand stitched each one to the back, separately.
Shades of blue skies added and a tree in the foreground. I did the trunk first, then cut extra pieces for the branches. The fabric is mainly cotton. You might remember the tree fabric, it was a set of curtains I got from the Age UK shop for £1. I got a lot of shopping bags out of it, now I am down to the last few bits.
I was going to put one big blob of green on the tree, but it would have blotted out the sky, so I went for the leaves instead. I turned the edges under like elongated Suffolk puffs, and ironed them flat.
This is the frame I have for it, a light wooden one with a gold strip around the inside. I took the photo's before I put the glass in, to eliminate glare and reflections.
It hasn't let up raining all day, so I found a use for all the rainwater I have collected in buckets and bowls. The car hasn't been washed for ages, so I put on a jacket and went out in the rain and washed it. The dirt came off really easily because it was already loosened. The job only took about five minutes, plenty of rinsing water to chuck over it. I didn't do the wheels though because I was getting quite wet.
Right, dinner time. I won't be walking if this rain doesn't stop. Maybe stay indoors and think about my next art project. Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon.