I made this ATC for the Theme Thursday challenge where the theme is birds. I absolutely love this image from a Teesha Moore collage sheet - he looks a bit of a wily old bird doesn't he? Makes me smile.
The background is made with Distress Inks on a linen finish card, and I took inspiration from the colour and pattern on the bottom of the picture for the zig zags on the sides, which I did with watercolour pencils and a permanent pen marker. The letters at the top are from a Tim Holtz distressibles sheet, and the wording comes from the title of American writer Maya Angelou's first volume of autobiography.
Perhaps these words are a quote from something else, so if you know where from do please tell me. I've always loved them and they speak powerfully to me, so perhaps for this reason I'm tempted to keep this one ... unless you want to get in touch and tell me why I actually made it for you??