Friday, 8 April 2016

Clarity challenge - April

I really like this stamp and have used it for both of the challenges this month. 
First I stamped the bird in black archival ink to give it a crisp, clean look.  I made a mask for the bird and added the moon and outer parts of the cloud masks.  I then used a stencil brush and stonewashed ink for the sky.  I made my own cloud mask from copy paper and inked these in with denim ink.  After removing all the masks I painted the bird with espresso.  I didn't want to use more colours as I wanted a clean, simple feel to the card.  I stamped the greeting and the foliage (first and second generation) in black archival.  I am (for once) really pleased with this and plan to make some similar ones as birthday cards for some of my family.


  1. Love your scene good luck in the clarity challenge xx

  2. Pretty artwork Sue. Thank you for joining in the fun with your entry to the Clarity Challenge.
    Good luck in the draw.
    Enjoy your weekend. x

  3. Hi there Sue a pretty card. Glad you joined in this month's Challenge and good luck.

  4. Lovely design Sue. The positioning of your bird leads the viewers eye to the sentiment. Good luck in the challenge x

  5. Beautiful Sue. You are right to be pleased with your finished card. Good luck in the challenge. xx

  6. It's beautiful Sue and the layout is great.
    Lynn x