I covered the background with a piece of Thorndon Hall, and a scrap of TH lost and found... Some time ago, I bought some Stamp in the Hand stamps from Stamp Addicts, in one of their fabuloso sales and I dug them out for this project. There is a cute ickle birdy nest as well as bird stamps, but I only used the wren, as it happens. The sentiment, which is stamped on to the tag is a list of birds, and one of them is a chickadee. Now that won't mean diddly squat to you, but my daddy used to call me that, and I thought it was a made-up pet name all these years... now I know it is an ickle bird!! Awww (oh shut up , Gaywood and get on with the tale of the piece..!!)
I LOVE, LOVE this letter technique (well Hels wanted us to do stuff we LOVE, eh!!?) and had great fun making the letters look distressed, using vintage photo and victorian velvet inks... I also sprayed with a fast-becoming-fave perfect pearl mist, in forever violet colour, which gives the black letters a wonderfully burnished glow...
A grungy rosette completes the decs, stamped in the middle and embossed to stand proud and look like a pebble (cos I don't have any of them...) A TH wing, and a key finish off this project, which was such fun to make... Thanks for looking, and coming back (those of you who actually DID come back!!! tee hee)
I have a couple of other things on the go, so off to play with them, and post at least one of them later...
Love and light