Well I've done it again - succumbed to buying a magazine which was giving away free stamps, and that was something I'd sort of decided I wouldn't do. It wasn't exactly a New Year resolution though so don't feel too bad about it because the set of Woodware stamps with owls is so appealing. They are a decent size and so suitable for paper piecing as I've done here, or for colouring in as required. The background paper was also a freebie from the magazine and I raided my scrap boxes again and found some toning bits of paper and card to build up the layout and the owl was cut out and layered for some dimension. The tiny flowers are 'waste' from some border punching and yes I'm sad enough to save these in a little container - fortunately there were some in just the right colours. The owl was popped onto a Sizzix die shape which in turn has been embossed with dots (Crafts Too folder), the sentiment comes with the stamp set and was cut out with an X-cut label die.The 'doodles' around the edges were done with a black fine liner pen.
Still very chilly this morning and I hear we can expect snow flurries today - hopefully they will be very light because I really want to get out for a brisk walk later.
Sunday Stampers is BIRDS so I'm putting this card in for that challenge.