Monday, 27 June 2016

Clarity Stamp Challenge June 2016 - Masculine

I have created this card with a Winter theme that I thought suited the masculine theme.  I believe some people start planning Christmas cards in June too!?

The birch trees were the first part, which were then masked with a paper mask extending the birch trees to make a square frame.  A small moon mask added, with a "ripped hill" mask to define the sky.  Forest ridge stamped trees used for the background trees.  I then stamped "Santa's car" NDC97 back issue, however I did not want it too Christmassy.  So, I stamped the car on to a post-it, then cut this so the Star which was on the top of the tree was remaining with space to top right, then using the beauty of clear stamps, I stamped the car and tree, so that the star was over the post-it, thus removing the star from the stamp (kind of a reverse mask!)  It was a little tricky and I did have to redraw the top of the tree as it looked slightly odd without the star!  The base of the birch trees were hand drawn grass tufts using a fine liner.  The car and shadow (in front of the trees and the middle of the trees) was coloured with Spectrum noir pencils, with extended car tracks!