It was inspired by this book which I have now bought for myself. You can take a look inside with Amazon here. It involves putting a wash of fabric paint (I used Dylon Fabric Paint) on the material to create the background, then adding hand embroidery.
The skyline - the tree trunks are worked in straight stitch, their foliage in detached fly stitches. The hedge is in french knots in varying sizes.
The flowers - the cornflowers are worked in straight stitch fans with a green V at the base. The poppies are red horizontal straight stitches with a couple of vertical stitches in black in the middle. The daisies are straight stitches with yellow french knot centres. The stems and grass ae straight stitch.
It is finished off by adding some three dimensional flowers. These are created by using a mix of fabric paint and pva glue on some plain cotton, then cutting out the poppy shapes, crumpling them a little then fixing them on with a few black black stitches.
I absolutely loved doing it, very enjoyable. I added a few daisies to mine and kept my poppies small. It is not something I would have tried by myself, but now I have done it I think I would like to do more.
I mounted it on card and took it to be framed. We chose a deep frame so the poppies are not squashed, and a natural wood surround with a green backing. I think it looks great, and it certainly reminds me of summer!