This week's Mix-Ability challenge is an inspiration challenge - be inspired by the flower that represents your birth month. Mine is a carnation... I don't love carnations, but I found a pretty digital stamp for free at Bird's Cards, so I went with a literal interpretation of the theme. I found a speckled variety of carnation that reminded me of our Pointillism tutorial, so I used that technique.
This is the image as I colored it... after I finished the blooms, I decided I didn't want to add any more color to it, so I left the stems white instead of moving on to green.
The image was cut into 9 squares using a Sizzix Gridworks (retired) die... I traced each opening with a mechanical pencil while the pieces were still in the die. Each square is layered onto a 1.5" Art Square from Inchie Arts. I intended to fit the image back together like it is above and put the sentiment in the upper left corner, but it didn't look right, so I did some shuffling until it looked balanced. The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set.
I've been working again this week on trying to index my unmounted stamps so I can catalog them using Evernote. I finally enlisted my daughter's help to stamp each image... we are up to almost 1200 stamps in the index, and we have so many more boxes to go... *sigh* But I'm hoping to have a system that is easy to navigate so someday I can have a sort of library and more open studio. We'll see what happens!
Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Valentine's Day to you!