I have thoroughly enjoyed this challenge, it is something different that does what it says challenges you.
I started by using images from 'Hope', I used Vicki Stegals paper as my background layer, on top of that is a paper by Viva which I added a mask to and brought some of this image through. Next I added a paper by Simplette and gave it a Divide blend mode, then the last paper was one by Crafty Button and I gave this a Darker Colour blend mode. I then flattened them and added a Topaz Clarity.
I then used the birds and foliage from the Hope folder. Lastly I put it through Topaz Impressions Chalk Smudge but mask some off the birds.