The background is a direct to paper inking technique the demonstrator called swinking (youtu.be). I have used this technique before but didn't know it was called that and I have since been told that name has another rude meaning. The owl was given to me by a cardmaking buddy (thanks Val) and is stamped on cork.
Sentiment: Rosie's Studio
Leaf diecut: Poppy Stamps
Circle punch: unbranded
Scallop circle Punch: Paper Shapers
Also: D.Inks, Liquid Pearls, thread, DecoArt black mist splatter, white acrylic splatter
Swinking video here: youtu.be
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