Background is from an old dictionary that was gessoed and sprayed and inked and stamped... let's just say, there is plenty of mixed media goodness there. With the colors I went out of my comfort zone, it would never enter my mind to combine yellow red and blue - but it did work nicely.
As for the words, I went with a combination of crossword puzzle and scrabble. Here are the birds and they have all something to say:
This blackbird is trying to be scary (imitating an owl), but he knows he is not scary and so he tells us to 'fear not'.
And love? It is inexplicable...
Anything but Cute: #14 Birds and Bees
The Artistic Stamper: Red, yellow, blue
Mixed media Monthly: #25 Anniversary celebration. I chose #15 Get Texty