Aino's Art Journal blog posting last week spurred me on to take time out to play with blending and brushes. Here's the link to check out her instructions for this challenge:

Art Journal Inspiration No. 03

Currently, my favorite author is Alexander McCall Smith. I decided to start with a quote from him and combine it with a favorite photo of birds in winter at our feeder. I love when there is a gathering of several different birds on the feeder at the same time. It's friendly!

designs by Katie Pertiet:
Ripped Vintage Photo Frames No 4
Alandia Noce Paper Pack
Wood Shop No. 05 Paper pack
Gesso No. 01 Brushes and Stamps
Wood Veneer Hearts No 3
Inked Twists No. 01
Woodlands Blendables no. 01
Times Up Brushes and Stamps No. 02
and parts of this template
Blendable Layered Template No 20

designed by Lynn Grieveson
Ripped and Stitched: Record It