I realised this evening that it's been a really long time since I visited the craftgrrl community on Live Journal, so I went over there to check it out.
I'm so glad I did.
Miss Maya (LJ username "missychacha") draws linework on fabric with her sewing machine, fills in the basic colors with gouache, then brings the whole piece into the third dimension with various beads. My favorite of the pieces shown in the above linked post is the first one, titled "Love and the Ocean," but I also love the more sombre "Hal," and there isn't a single piece there that I wouldn't love to have mounted and hanging on my wall!
Miss Maya also draws and paints in more conventional ways. Her work can be seen at her Deviant Art account.