This birdcage cushion design was created in response to a brief made up of elements of a trend board called Greenhouse. The inspiration for the trend was bird, birdcages, butterflies and insects with old scriptures featuring heavily throughout the visual examples.
One element I was sure I would include was a hand script. Across the Road fit the bill nicely. It's free for personal use and can be downloaded from dafont.com (commercial licence available). This typeface flows nicely and has beautiful capital letters and strike-throughs.
Layering was key to adding depth to the image and I contrasted the opacity and ability to see through several layers at once with solid blocks of detail to emphasise the arrangement and make the birds stand out more obviously as being in the foreground.