I associate the word grey with colourless drab days - just what I'm seeing out of the window right now! I don't have any owl stamps but I do have the Sizzix Bigz die - perfect.
I started with some Brushos - grey and gamboge - on watercolour paper. The body is cut from a book page, and I let the gamboge Brusho drip down. The rest of Mr Owl's bits are cut from various pieces of painted off-cuts - I wanted to show him filling with colour - it kinda works!
"He respects owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right."
From The House at Pooh Corner
A A Milne