Tim Holtz demonstrated several fun techniques in his April 2012 Tag. I've used some of them on my ATC.
I had to make some adjustments going from tag size to the small ATC size. I used the smaller branch and bird in the movers & shakers dies to cut out the grunge board.
Colored the bird with honey, stormy sky and gathered twigs Distress Inks.
It is hard to see with this thin image, but the stamped text shows up on the background, and not on the raised areas, cool!
Tim's blog for his gorgeous tag with lots more details on how to use these techniques.