This is the one I thought I'd begin to share a little with you because it bridges the mediums of carving and printmaking with fiber art.
First, I took some muslin and painted on the blue, brown and black loose stripes with fabric paints, heat set that and cut it into the sizes and shapes I needed. I don't plan these steps in advance. I do it as I go along. Of course, I sometimes screw it up royally and rip out scads of stuff, but that's what happens in my little domain!
Then I took another piece of painted muslin and transferred a clip art tree design onto it using Leslie Riley's TAP (Transfer Artist Paper). I made a pocket out of that and sewed it on to the bottom half of the page.
For the tree branches I sewed up some fabric scraps as you would do to make a binding and I wrapped that around and around and quickly stitched it as I held onto one end by my teeth. I shoved the other end and dropped it under the presser foot of my machine freeing up my other hand to hand to guide it through the stitching process. Then I just sewed it by hand onto the upper half of the page and attached a print of my crow carving on muslin and covered that with a bit of organza, so it's a little shimmery and exciting ( of course some of these things just don't read as well on the computer as they do close up and in person. For the finishing touch I added hand embroidery and beads.