I decided to play along and do something very different for me.
I made the bird from scrunched up newspaper held in shape with tape, added wire feet and cardboard tail and beak. It was then covered with tissue paper and lots and lots of modge podge.
The sentiment was stamped on the tissue paper with stazon ink, and then pasted onto the body form.
I need to work on my basic bird shape - the head looks a bit big in the cold light of day, but it's certainly something I've never tried before and isn't that what challenges are supposed to be!