This fortnight the lovely Deena is asking for a school themed project.
Both my sons cycle to school and one of them cycles past a wood with ponds in it, and this is what he sees when he looks around.
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It's a 12 x 16 inch canvas and the stamps are Octopode rubber stamps, aren't they great characters?
I like to paper piece so I prefer to buy rubber stamps but Octopode have a huge range of digi stamps that are all fabulous.
Here's a link to the digi stamps Octopode Factory.
I bought the rubber stamps direct from the owner Lily through her blog FrillyUnderwear.
The owl on the right is in an unusual pose. Then I realised it's because something is poking him in the ear.
Don't these little birds look dapper in hats?
I had to draw this little bird a worm to hold as she has that look of frenzied excitement mixed with obsession that only finding a juicy worm gives you (if you are a bird that is, not me personally..or you).
She's thinking "Mine, mine, MINE!"
What better than a swim on a hot day.
Now these flamingo's have a very smug look about them and are thinking "Aren't I just the dog's bollocks?"
(Which is slang for exceeding handsome and lucky or the best over here in England.)
I got mirror images of the flamingo and the duck by stamping onto a sheet of plain rubber and pressing a piece of card onto the plain rubber. I think the technique is called reverse stamping.
I'm also entering this canvas in the Octopode Challenge "How does your garden grow?"