This RR is taking place on CQ for Newbies. The first block I got to work on belongs to Lesa, who is also the lady who commissioned the little alien painting. Her block is titled Midnight in the Fairies' Garden and is done in lovely shades of green, blue, and purples.
She had the trunk and larger branches of the tree done and I happened to have a whole skein of a (7mm) hand-dyed ribbon called Carribean Evening that just screamed to be added to this block. So it became the leaves of the tree, done in ribbon stitches.
I also found some cute kitty buttons on clearance that I knew from experience could be painted, so I painted one to look like Lesa's kitty, Maddie (except Maddie is a pixi bob--short tailed cat). Maddie has just been granted her whimsical wish: to have a long fluffy tail for the evening. The fairy is shaking her finger at Maddie and Maddie promptly forgets why she wanted a tail in the first place when that wagging finger is so tempting. The fairy's wings are done in the same technique that I used for the donation block butterflies, but in this case, one wing is sewn down to the block while one is left up to flutter.
I also did the SRE leaves and flowers around the feet of the fairy and kitty, and the night-blooming vine growing up the tree trunk. Lesa isn't fond of spiders, but they're sort of my trademark, and surely a fairy garden would have at least one, so just above the kitty's head is a tiny web and an eavesdropping spider.
Lastly, I did three short embroidered seams in that same corner of the block.