I started with a paper from the Prima Ledger pad (which just arrived yesterday), which I inked with TH Walnut Stain, then used a TCW template with coloured homemade texture paste to add a bit more interest. The shimmer on my page comes from the Bella Glitz glittered cardstock that I've used to matt the photo on. In my mind beforehand I'd imagined a large square of this after going thru my Round the Page punches, but alas the card was too thick for the punch to handle, so back to good ole trusty scissors. A bit of lace, zig zag trim, IAR flowers, TH Alpha tiles add extra interest to the page.
I've used a couple of the dies from our sponsor Marriane Design here which I use quite regularly, the flourish & the mini roses (which I absolutely adore, they are so easy to make).
The bird & birdcage are chipboard pieces from Imagine If. . .. The birdcage was painted then embossed with TH Distress Embossing Powder, whereas the bird was flocked with several different colours to give this mottled look. Again more Marrianne Design diecuts finish this top corner.
I love how this page has turned out, as it is so different to how I first planned it. I hope you'll find it a bit different to all the other gorgeous DT examples, and will come along and take part in our challenge.
Thank you for visiting, I can't wait to see your entries.