I was inspired by a layout by Jen Kinkaid which you can see here http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/91297-eden-11
She colored in some of the circles on this piece of Dear Lizzy paper. I loved that look and also her use of ruffles. The ruffles reminded me of bird feathers, so I punched some of them with a scalloped border punch and bent them up a lot to make them look more textured and not flat. I used lots of papers from Sundrifter since the colors worked so well with the Dear Lizzy papers and my photos. I also did quite a bit of stitching on this one. I had to use the feather paper and some wood veneer feathers since both of these photos happened to have birds in them. In my mind, they also reminded me of how my youngest is really growing up and becoming a strong and independant person who amazes me all the time. Thanks for looking at my page!