I was pleased to see Country View Challenges had a Seaside theme as I have been wanting an opportunity to use the stunning papers from Antonis Tzanidakis for Stamperia. A very dear friend had very kindly made me up the octopus mould that goes with the papers and I had this idea in my head of using it with the Venus stamp by Indigo Blu.
It seemed fitting to use Greek mythology, and I have called my sea nymph Amphitripus. She was the first wife of Poseidon, God of the Waves, and they had a son together, Triton, who was a merman. When Poseidon cast her adrift in favour of another, he gave her the legs of an octopus so that she would be forever prevented from coming ashore. She lost her arm crashing against the rocks when he created a terrible storm. She was known by sailors as the queen of the sea, as they often spied her great beauty from their boats, swimming with the dolphins.