Sunday, 24 July 2016

Clarity Challenge - July

I love Clarity Stamps and I have a few that I have not yer used so thought I would make an effort to join in the the Clarity Stamp Challenge. Here is my entry, a small canvas, for the July Challenge with the theme of Days Out.

1) Stamped the Small Sketched Lady and Large Eiffel Tower images with Adirondack Archival ink in Jet Black 
2) Each image was masked with Pebeo Drawing Gum.
3) Using a torn piece of paper the sky was added using Clarity Stencil Brushes and Distress Ink in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Festive Berries.
4) The land was coloured using the same stencil brush technique using Old Paper and Peeled Paint, ensuring darker patches were under the stamped images allowing them to be grounded.
5) The horizontal lines were highlighted by freehand doodle lines using a fine line pen.
6) The drawing gum was rubbed off and the images were coloured using distress inks (Festive Berries, Tattered Rose and Wild Honey).
7) "Summer in Paris" was stamped using the Letterbox stamps.
8) A boarder was added using Vintage Photo Distress ink and an ink applicator.

Ta Da!

Stay crafty,
Katie x


  1. The crisp stamping and colouring are greatly complemented by the background, making your images 'pop.' Thank you for taking the time to share your art work and best wishes in this month's Clarity Challenge. Looking forward to viewing more of your projects. ;~}

    1. Thank you Shelagh! I loved making it. I look forward to next months challenge. :)

  2. Love the stamping on your card. Thank you for taking the time to enter the challenge and the best of luck.xx

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    1. Thank you Janice. Thank you for popping over to my blog also!

  4. Very nice work good luck in the clarity challenge x

  5. This is lovely Katie, very elegant. The colours you've used really complement each other. Thanks for joining the Clarity challenge this month. Good luck! x

  6. Love this sketchy lady and you have put her in the perfect setting. good luck and thanks for entering

  7. A very elegant day out in Paris. A lovely piece of artwork Katie.
    Thank you for joining in the Challenge and sharing your project with us.
    Good luck in the draw x