I made the bird cage using Tim Holtz's enameled stamping technique. I really like how it turned out - it might be hard to see but they are tiny orange stars embedded in the cage. The background was lightly distress stained and then stamped and clear embossed with a Dina Wakley heart stamp plus more distress ink. An embossing folder at bottom seems to give the cage for the little embossed birdie a place to rest. More distress stains and a sentiment mounted on grunge paper along with the tiny key and flower finish this off.
My sister Marjie Kemper is the guest artist at the Art Journal Cafe this month and their challenge is a 30 minute spread. I like the time limit - it quiets the voices in my head that over analyze and worry that things are not working out ~ and I am happy with the finished project.