This week, my DT romantic teammate Jackie Payne is at the helm, and she is thinking about another day--Valentine's Day. Here is a bit of history on the holiday, as well as Jackie's inspiration:
In Ancient Rome, the 13th, 14th and 15th of February were celebrated as Lupercalia, a pagan fertility festival. By the mid 18th century, the passing of love notes had become popular in England, the precursor to the St. Valentine’s Day card as we know it today. Early cards were made of paper and lace. By the 19th century, they became so popular that factories started to mass produce them. So, as the February 14th approaches, it's time for you to put a heart in our Art, and then show us what you have made. I am looking forward to seeing all the different ways you add a heart to your art!
Here is the journal page I was inspired to create. I have used a stamp by one of Stampotique Originals' newest stamp designers, Linda Peterson. Hazel is Linda's "signature" character and is involved in many activities, this one is called Hazel Heart! I also used Daniel's Hearts, by a more seasoned designer Daniel Torrente. Take a look:
I hope you will join me in creating something for the Stampotique Designers' Challenge each week. The use of Stampotique Originals' stamps is not required. You can use any rubber or clear stamps (no digital stamps) that you have to participate and gain a chance at the end of the month to win one of two $30 gift certificates for your choice of Stampotique products. Details for submissions are here.