On Mixed Media Misfits, I've signed up for the Bird Ornament Swap. We down loaded the pattern from Vintiquities Workshop blog. Used the pattern to cut out thick cardboard pieces.
Used some of my paper scraps to decorate the bird.
Cut out the bird body a bit larger than needed out of the work sheet paper. Added some tea dye & seedless preserves Distress ink. Also stamped some flourishes on the paper with gold acrylic paint.
Adhered the paper over the cardboard, trimmed to size, sanded the edges and colored the edges with brown color box ink. The paper on the wings is textured paper, ran through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and colored the raised areas with brown ink. The crown has bought paper covering it. The hanging charm is a Tim Holtz fragment adhered to a scrap of work sheet paper with the word "dream" written on and some gold acrylic paint rubbed around the word.