Two current challenges had themes that I loved : "Metal" at Inspiration Emporium monthly challenge for September and "Steampunk" at Simon Says Stamp and Show, and I finally had some free time which means play time! I love the Steampunk style and have made projects from an inventor point of view, but this time I wanted to make a Steampunk creature and created my bird. She is constructed using metal foil tape on a chipboard diecut which I then embossed, alcohol inked, and sanded. I added gears, eyelets, brads and wire springs to her tail feathers. She's layered on top of stacked cabinet card diecuts - the smaller one is covered with paper that I first clear embossed with a blue print design and then inked with chipped sapphire Distress Stain. The type charms dangling from the bottom just seemed to be a good fit - and more metal!
Stamp credits: Oxford Impressions and Stampers Anonymous