Monday, June 9, 2014

New Release - Memento Mori

I am really excited to present to you today another showcase of the works by members of my DT, featuring a new digi, "Memento Mori".  I have many ladies on my team who love the darker side of life, and a while back, a request was made for a floral arrangement with a skull (with or without a spider LOL).  It took me a while to get to it, but I had an idea right away, with a theme that has fascinated me for some time now (Over the years, I have developed an interest in Victorian death photography and 'Memento mori' art.).

"Memento mori" is a Latin phrase, that means "Remember you will die" or "Remember your own mortality".  Artwork with this theme often depicts 3 objects, representing life, death, and time.  Life is often represented by fresh flowers (or live insects or birds), death by a skull and time by a pocket watch or an hourglass.  In my image, life is represented by the poppies (three phases - buds, blooms, and seed pods - to touch on the notion of time), death by the skull, and time is somewhat obscurely referenced here with a spider (Think of Black Widow with a red hourglass marking on its belly.).

Enough on the back story of the digi.  Now feast your eyes on the fabulous creations by the ladies of my DT~!!   Don't you just love it when you get to see everyone's unique take on a single image?


Aren't these stunning??  Please visit each designer's blog and leave some love for their spectacular creations.

"Memento Mori" digital stamp is available at my Etsy shop here and also at my online shop here.  It is a black and white JPG file at 300 dpi, 1800 x 2100 pixels, measuring 6" x 7"/ 15.2 x 17.8 cm.  Loaded with file details, with skull slightly shaded with stippling to make coloring easier, this is a fun digi for those who love the dark side or for seasonal occasions like Halloween.

You might also be interested in the poppies-only digi "Poppy".  This was used by Donna for the upper left corner to compliment the main image.  This popular floral digi is available at my Etsy shop here.  It comes a little larger, measuring 7" x 8" / 17.8 x 20.3 cm, at 300 dpi, 2100 x 2400 pixels JPG.


Cindy said...

I love using your designs for my daughter's cards. She loves every image I've colored and they seem to reflect her personality. This will be her Christmas card this year.

Natasha said...

So many awesome projects with yet another fantastic image, I just had to come have a nose at the inspiration even if I felt the eebie-jeebies creeping over me and almost found myself grabbing for my shoes with huge heels for protection when I saw the creepy crawly on the thumbnail on facebook :) Hugs xnx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW these are stunning!
Linda xxx

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Thank you again for yet another fantastic DT showcase, ladies!! I just LOVE seeing your different personalities come shining through in these showcases. Thank you so much for giving us all another treat for the eyes.

LisaVeronica said...

Wow these samples are truly amazing!!!! How are we ordinary coloring people gonna top that? ;)

Corinne said...

Fantastic job ladies.. AWESOME projects

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, fabulous designs.

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely stunning DT cards love how they are all different and all stunning -great inspiration
Carol x