I didn't have much time today but what I did do has made such a difference already. I stained the collage parts with Distress Ink (the background with an orangey ink, the dress with a red ink). Looks great I think and brings it all together nicely. I also started working on the skin tones with acrylic paint. I only had about 20 minutes due to son no.2 waking up from his nap, but already she is looking quite good I think. Hopefully I can work on her a bit more tomorrow and start working on the bird also. I'm thinking of keeping the bird quite dark otherwise he might be lost in the collage.