I've decided to challenge myself too, as I much prefer to use as large a canvas as possible, and for past Craft Barn challenges I have always used a 10 x 8 inch format, which is the limit of smallness (for me!).
So, I considered doing ATCs - but no - a step too too far! I've compromised on the postcard format; time will tell if I struggle with it!
Anyway, the first couplet from the poem is -
January brings the snow,
Makes our feet and fingers glow.
There will always be an additional twist, and this one must include a bird in a wellington boot.
I've used all scraps from my paper box for this - one upside of the small format!
The background is acrylic roughly painted onto textured paper - this scrap is at least a couple of years old!
I've used acrylic sprayed scraps for the bird, stamping and die-cutting one of Tim Holtz's crazy ones. I then cut the legs off (ouch), but gave him a much better pair in boots which I hand cut from a really small scrap! Which just goes to show there is good reason to save even the tiniest piece of painted paper!
Also entering the current Craft Stamper Anything Goes challenge.