I completed this project using Tim Holtz's Caged Bird die. I bought this die a couple months ago and I am finally using it =)On Facebook (if you aren't my friend, go and add me - Jo Paperdrama), there is a post going around called "Pay It Forward". It reads: "Pay it Forward in 2011: I promise to send an original creation to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must, in turn, post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you, and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011." I thought this was really cool and I decided to join in on the fun. Now I have committed myself into making 5 handmade projects for 5 lucky gals. I was brainstorming and this is what I came up with:
The base is a frame that was purchased at Michael's. I then added some burlap, feathers, a skeleton leaf and a handmade flower. The birdcage is adorned with bronze brads. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang's Moon Shadow Mists on the cage and on the flower petals, as well as the bird. Both the bird and the birdcage were cut from chipboard. I adhered some dictionary paper to the bird. Then it was inked with Walnut Stain and Tea Dye distress inks. As a final touch to the bird, I sprayed it with Burnished Bronze Glitz Spritz from Lindy's Stamp Gang.
I truly hope that the girls love what I am making for them. One down, Four more to go. Thanks for stopping by and you can watch my video here.