The cloud picture started out as fabric for some new throw pillows and quickly morphed into a frame-filler for the mantle. In this winter light (or lack thereof), I couldn't get used to the gold frame/jewelry setup. This is much better for us. What?! I mean, this is much better for me. The background is linen, the clouds are a combo of freezer paper stencil and applique. The fabric for the applique is a double gauze which I like a lot, but its loose weave made it a bad choice for that particular technique. I stretched the whole thing over the glass that came with the frame, taped it down, and slid it all back together.
If we get tired of it I've already staked out a nail for it in the upstairs hallway. Hello, mid-February! You are lookin' mighty fine.