Claritystamp new design club lookback – Alice #102

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.

Thanks for dropping in. I’m going to share this card over at Color Throwdown as I used this week’s palette, together with the layout from As You See It

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7 thoughts on “Claritystamp new design club lookback – Alice #102

  1. I love your avant garde approach to this sketch, Deborah! The pops of yellow in Alice’s dress and the sun are very effective as is the sponged in frame. Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It Challenges.

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