I wanted more clouds. As it is allowed to add stuff outside the challenge package, I decided to use cheesecloth to create more clouds. I got this idea from the wonderful book by Judith Baker Montano: "Free-form embroidery".
I folded the cheesecloth double to form a solid edge.
After some manipulating and sewing I got this result.
The sky was very blue, too blue. To tone it down I added a densely woven transparent fabric. I tried tulle first, but I felt the texture was too plain.
The misty result will create an impression of distance. I think that will become more clear when the rest of the landscape is appliqued.
All about the "Message in a bottle challenge" can be found here.