The flash from the camera washed out the color a little. I can't wait for winter to be over so that I can get natural lighting again. I love this little girl. The original photo is below. I cut and pasted her into a Word document, sized the picture and printed it on card stock. I did the same thing with the birds and the mushrooms. The cage isTim Holtz "caged bird" die. I embossed it with "aged silver" embossing powder. Then I gave it a patina look by rubbing "Broken China" distress paint and then rubbing gold "rub n buff" randomly. The leaf branches are from a Martha Stewart edge punch that I cut and colored with distress markers. I added a flower that I made from the Tattered Flowers Die, cut from white card stock, colored with distress marks and attached with a brad. I added buttons to the coat from "adhesive faux pearls" by "Recollections". The background was created by gluing Tim Holtz tissue paper to the page. The page was then given a wash of color by spraying the page with water and covering it using distress paint daubers. I added some molding paste through a stincel in various areas. I used a white Signo pen to outline some items and added the phrae "A bird's song is sweeter when he is free". The doodles covered my phrase a little.
This was inspired from a pocket folder that my sister gave me. When I was cleaning my work space I found the pocket and opened it to see what I had put in it. Low and behold, it was a pocket full of posies that I punched from Tim Holtz "Tattered Flowers" die. I put them in the pocket to use at a later time. Seeing them spill out onto my work space gave me the idea for this page.