I have been working with a combination of wet and needle felting that, for want of a better term, I have been calling "felt painting." Above is an example of a decorative wall hanging. I wet felted the base, using prefelt (a pre-made, first layer of wool) and arranging a variety of greens and a few yellows on it. I used dyed curly locks that I purchased at a fiber festival. After wet felting and allowing the base to dry, I individually needle felted the pink roses and small purple flowers, attaching them to the base with a felting needle. I will begin working on the rose leaves, though I don't want to put on so many that it obscures the cool background.
Update: The felt piece is now dry and I folded it the way it will be when I make it into a bag:
It looks a little crooked, but won't be when it is done!