Saturday 24 October 2015

2015 #19 Mystical Girl {by Clare Lloyd, PA.Signature Designer}

 2015 Topic 19: Faces

Evening everyone, Clare Lloyd here with a card simply using one face to create both a background and focal point.

Step One: I began with a nice crisp dark stamp of my girlie image from ECL07 ...

... and covered her with a paper mask. Then inking up my stamp I stamped firstly onto scrap then used 2nd, 3rd, etc generation ink to create my background. I did this process 3 times to cover the whole piece of Smoothy card stock using Black Archival Ink

Step Two: I then coloured that first stamped image using pencil crayons and decided to add just a hint of colour to the eyes/lips of the faded background images. 

Step Three: I trimmed the card down to size ready for my card blank but decided to mask off the main image once again and repeat the same process but this time with the little stars from ECL07.

And finally I created a background using the stars onto a small piece of card and added my sentiment mounted onto black card stock.

Although my new stamp design does have a Halloween vibe I wanted to show that she doesn't have to be a witch! I think with the stars surrounding her she does have a mystical air about her and not to get too deep into concepts but the many faces in the background seem to match the sentiment showing that we all have many things going on in our lives but we all need time to shine. I thought this card would be a perfect pick me up for someone feeling a bit down and of course, every girl needs a little neon pink in their lives...hence the hair!

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This is fab Clare! So many people have commented to us how they love the versatility of your face stamps, and it's the embellishments on this stamp set that make her potentially 'witchy', not the face itself - lucky you didn't give her a hooked nose with a wart on it! ~Leandra

We would love you to join in with Challenge #19: Faces. If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Faces link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 25th winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Kathyk said...

Fab make and cool stamps


lbwright22-loopylou said...

Stunning make. Great inventive way to use the stamps. Love it!

Kirsten said...

This is really lovely!

Julie Lee said...

Great idea for a card. It really displays how versatile these stamps are. xx

craftimamma said...

Well she certainly doesn't look witchy here Clare! Lovely idea.

Lesley Xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Ahhh...she's one of my favourites, this one. A really effective technique. It makes a lovely card and would make a great journal page too. Lx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This works so incredibly well, Clare!

Luçy xx

Giggles said...

Gorgeous and I love that's so perfect! Good job!

Hugs Giggles

catherine said...

This is wonderful Clare and love how you have used the stamp image for the background. Again another fabulous make using your fabulous new stamps
x catherine

Debs M said...

love her and great idea with the shadow stamping x