This is a 5 x 7 card (A7). I started by stamping the chickadee onto white cs using black archival ink. Once this was dry, I used colored pencils to spruce him/her up :) Well, any well-rounded chickadee cannot be seen in public unless he/she is sitting proudly on a branch. I cut several branches from light brown cs using a Memory Box die. Then I added a bit of marking with my trusty colored pencils. The branch the chickadee is standing on is doubled up and offset just slightly. After all, this is quite a plump little chickadee. Guess it takes after me ha,ha,ha.
I wanted the chickadee to look like it was a caged bird so decided to use a Spellbinders lattice die. I cut one from rust cs and grunged it up a bit with brown distress ink. I turned it over to the back and penciled a line to cut out of the center area. I attached the lattice piece onto muted blue cs and then added the branches. This was then popped up onto another cs mat and then onto pewter-colored mirri card to add more light and depth to the card. The chickadee was added last. It was first formed by pushing down into the middle from the back to give some dimension. I added some pop dots in the middle area to make sure the dimension stayed that way, then glued down the tail, beak and feet areas. Here is a closer look ......
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