The technique I use is raw edge applique. The images are fused in place and machine stitched with decorative threads. The background is randomly quilted and this particular work has a heavy layer of batting to give extra depth and weight to the hanging. I used an interesting fabric to frame it with a border that is about 2 inches wide in a range of shadowy earth tones.
My fabrics of choice are batik's. This is currently available on Etsy at the Timeless Dog Studio.