I made this card using the Tim Holtz Sissix Alterations dies, and the Bird Collage stamp all from the Artistic Stamper. I used the Caged Bird, the Flourish, and the Tattered Florals dies. I cut the pieces in grungepaper and inked them with Distress Inks, embossing the bird cage in gold and giving it a shabby, patchy look. I made a piece of background paper using Distress Inks spritzed on a craft sheet, and some water flicking, then stamped music script with Archival Sepia Ink all over. I then stamped the words 'Sing Bird, Sing' from the Bird Collage set in black. I cut away the branch from underneath the bird but used it to cut feet, stamped her with more music script and added some feathers. Her eye is one of the holes from cutting the bird cage, coloured with black marker pen and I have given her feathers and a gold princess charm for a crown. I shaped the cage a little so it was convex and added a bit of the gold leaves braid I had left from the previous project, and also the left over bit of chain for the cage to hang from. I then added a Flourish and small Tattered Flower, the centre of which is the 'hanging bit' I cut off the top of the crown charm. I should admit to something embarassing at this point. You know 'What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday'? Well, for ages I thought it meant you had to make something with the bits floating around on your workspace from your last project. Well, this is what I often seem to do because I am so messy. So that is why I have used up all these little bits but fortunately I never went ahead and entered the 'challenge' and showed myself up!
The final fun bit of my card is that I thought my bird should not only sing, but play the Saxophone too! I have had a novelty button for ages that I didn't want to part with, and when I had my blitz with Mould N Pour recently, I made a mould of it so that I could replicate it in friendly plastic. Both my brother and his little girl play the sax, and I love jazz, so it would be a fun card for them. Hope it makes you smile!