Many birds migrate to the Arizona desert during the winter months and we call the humans that come here "Snow Birds."
Their presence is keenly felt right now--it's a big change from the slow quiet pace of summer and is my inspiration for making this tag.
I used a stencil (Stampendous) to create the trees which were covered with Crackle Accents (Ranger Ink) to give the illusion of bark.
It's been my experience that when you use this product on paper it's best not to use a liquid over the cracks for emphasis because the product may peel-off. So I used oil pastels instead.
The birds are from a stamp called Birds on a Wire by Tim Holtz and I used a gel pen to ink them individually before placement.
A bit of white from a Souffle Gelly Roll pen was used to accent the branches with snow.
I'm linking my tag to Simon's Monday blog challenge--
this week's theme is So Glossy.