Challenge 66 (the last one for this year) at Arty Girlz blog is Home Art - create something that you can display in your home..
I took a little frame from the poundshop to bits and created this. I covered it in Gesso and put Distress ink over that . The birdstamp is from Crafty Individuals it has several layers of UTEE on it.
The strings at the bottom are jute and the ashbranch is from a McGill's punch