This month's calendar challenge on the Craft Barn blog has to use the colour red and have hearts on it, so far so predictable. I wasn't in the mood for a traditional Valentine's Day page so I had a play with a new Katzelkraft stamp set with the beguiling title of zigouigouis. I have coveted this stamp since I first saw it and as Katzelkraft were having a sale I decided to succumb to temptation.
Whilst playing around with the curly tentacle shape I thought I could make a heart shape by reversing it so I used a mirror image stamp (basically just a flat sheet of rubber). I used some of the other stamps in the set, cut them out and added them to the page. I was going for a very graphic, bold effect so kept the background plain. I used a heart corner punch on the calendar and added a few gems.
I finally managed to finish binding my book of last year's challenge entries. You can see it here.