Welcome to my crafty blog and another lookback into the Claritystamp new design club. This week I’m using the ‘Alice’ stamp from April 2015 – she looks like she’s deep in thought, so I decided to sit her out on a hillside as it’s a Sunday afternoon.
I started by stamping her in black Archival onto a piece of white card that I’d trimmed to fit on a 5×7 card blank. I then covered her with a mask that I’d cut from a sticky note and added the hillside using the mask from Clarity’s ‘deerscape’ set and a sponge with ‘shadow grey’ Archival ink.
I left the mask on ‘Alice’ and swapped the hillside one for the lower part, to cover up the area I’d already inked. I also masked off a border with low tack tape, and then used ‘mustard seed’ Distress Oxide and a blending brush to add a light layer of yellow. I also blended the yellow ink across a Clarity circle mask to add the sun.
I coloured Alice’s dress using the ‘mustard seed’ and a waterbrush, adding a little shade into her hair with a grey alcohol pen. Finally I stamped the sentiment in black Archival, adding one of the little Clarity birds so she wasn’t too lonely, before attaching the whole piece to the card blank.