Wow...I feel like I haven't been able to have a play date in months! Luckily, not only did I have time this week, I also so loved the colors! My muse was all but doing the happy dance! Ideas were jumping out at me since Thursday. Ahh, but the actual assembliage...now that was a bit tricky!
Since the goldfinch are back on the hill, I went with the yellow bird idea. The bird and cage are from Tim Holt'z Caged Bird die. Bird 1: tried embossing with a music texture plate. Image too big for little bird...didn't make any sense. Bird 2: Used the retro circles texture fade from Tim Holtz. Embossed too deeply, bird decapitated. Bird 3: Less embossing (no tabs, no bottom plate, folded paper instead) looked good, then got carried away with Frayed Burlap, now looks like a house sparrow. Bird 4...finally made it to the cage (meanwhile surrounded by kitties, thinking they were eventually going to get lucky with real thing).
The Background was made using the Wrinkless Distress technique from Tim's book, with Antique Linen, Frayed burlap and Walnut Stain. I wrote the maker of the stamp down, and then left it home...ask if you need it! Same with the saying...where is my memory!!! And there you have it! Now hop over to the Play Date Cafe and see what everyone else is brewing! Have a crafty week everyone!