I am really enjoying stamping these days. When Melissa Mann issued this challenge, I had an idea. I decided to use all the word blocks to create my own grid. I inked, stamped and tried out my idea...I did not like my design.
Back to the drawing board. Sometimes this happens. When it does, I walk away. It is like a fight with your spouse. Leave the situation, give it space. You love it so you will return with fresh eyes, ready to fix things.
Often times, a new idea presents itself in the time I have walked away. Such an idea popped in...I was determined to make my own spider web using the Lily Bee stamps. I looked up how to draw a spider web and discovered that you should start with an X.
Off I went, back to repair things with my layout. I feel like we made up.
To create this web, I drew my X with a pencil and then added other straight, diagonal lines. I grabbed the dotted line stamp from the Christmas Cheer line...that stamp went right over the pencil marks to form my straight lines.
I decided to make the curved lines using a line of hearts stamp from the Persnickety collection. I placed the heart stamp on a curve on my stamping block. Then I just planned out how many hearts I would need to ink. The top curve required 8-10 where the inside curves only needed 3-5 hearts inked. It really was a piece of cake.
Out for Publication!!
With such a big element, I kept the rest of the layout simple. A journaling index card and some banner triangles...just a few patterns and colors.
Lily Bee stamps offer so much...how will you use them on your next project? Head to the blog to see how to participate in the challenge!