My research on lapwings told me that they are found on farmland and in Winter they flock on ploughed fields.
That gave me the idea of using the Old Mill stamp, with its ploughed fields, as the background. It fits quite well into the Cottage stencil, although I did have to extend some of the fields with a black Micron pen.
The black outside was done in the same way as my Halloween card with black Archival ink.
Stamps and Stencils Used