So many great stories from history are little more than myths or legends, Robin Hood, King Arthur, Merlin, to name a few. There is a lovely story about Robert the Bruce which may never be proved with historical evidence but still makes an encouraging read.
The story goes that having fought the English armies six times and lost six times Robert the Bruce was in despair hiding in a cave. As he thought about whether to continue the struggle against the English or give up his attention was grabbed by a spider trying to build a web across the mouth of the cave. She launched herself off to cast a thread across the cave on which to build her web but fell too short. Six times she tried and six times she failed. Robert watched to see if she would give up as each failure meant a long climb back up to the cave roof to try again. However after six failures she climbed up again for her seventh attempt. This time she successfully crossed the mouth of the cave and had her first thread safely anchored. Now, at last, she could build her web. Robert took inspiration from the spider's unwillingness to give up and went out to meet the English armies for a seventh time. This time he won a decisive victory. The battle was fought at Bannock Burn forever remembered as a defining event in Scottish history.
crackle texture rubber stamp
X-Press It card
7" x 5" card blank
Ground Espresso Distress Ink
eyes - G17, BG09, BG49
body - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
leg stripes - W5, W7, W9 + BV body comb
mouth - E79, E71, E74
teeth - E53
The card blank has been stamped with the crackle stamp using Ground Espresso and the web is drawn it using a black micron pen.
I know there are a lot of people out there who are not keen on spiders so I have tried to made this one look friendly, not easy with the open mouth and teeth!
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