Actually I didn't sketch any of the parts so I don't know that it will qualify for that particular challenge. I did paint the background though with aquamarkers and posca pens. I'd been having a clear out of old art magazines and I thought I would use some of the images.
I first textured the fabric with Golden course molding paste and cut snippets from a page in a book which were glued along the hill line. It was painted with inktense blocks, apart from the sky. I used bamboo wadding to sandwich between the top and backing fabric. Stitching was applied around the main elements, then further stitching on the nearest meadow and the sky. I was a bit worried about the sewing machine stitching through the texture so more stitching was applied by hand on the hills. The binding was also textured and painted.
WIP - a collage. I painted the middle of the paper with gesso, then stuck on some paper from a book cut in the shape of leaves. I then painted it green. This was a mistake as I should have painted it before sticking as it puckered. But it doesn't look bad now that it is stitched.
WIP - page in a sketchbook. Drawn lines with real skeleton leaves stuck to it. I can't make my mind up whether to leave this as is or add more to it.
There is a design contest coming up on Spoonflower for a fabric design on the Great Barrier Reef. I've done two possibilities but which one shall I enter, the more realistic one or the doodley one, although they are both quite busy.
My A4 art quilts are finished and have been sent off for the Little Landscapes Journal Quilts challenge. They will be judged then go on a tour at the Spring Quilt Festival.
I used inketense blocks to paint the background, the hare was an inkjet print [t-shirt type] and I've hand embroidered extensively. The other quilt is similar except it is a view through a camera lens. The camera and hand was also an inkjet print and the background as the previous quilt.
This is a digital version I was experimenting with originally.
I went to visit family in South Yorkshire at the weekend and on the way back home we did a detour to York. These are a few of the photos I took there. We were lucky with the weather, it was cold but dry. Dry is an unusual word to use for weather in this country at the moment!