This is all very new and exciting and I'm so chuffed to now be part of the Clarity Challenge Design Team.
For Challenge 23 "Things with Wings", Pegasus immediately sprung to mind!
I looked through my vast array of Clarity stamps and stencils and knew that the following would make the perfect mythical creature
Wooden Horse clear stamp
Large Blue Tit clear stamp (just one wing)
"Magical" from Word Chain set 7 clear stamps
The Clockwork stencil
Clarity stencil brushes, blending tool & make-up sponge
Black Micron pen
Few small silver stars
Ribbon & embellishment
I love blues & purples, so to get the effect, I used Eggplant & Raspberry Adirondacks & Salty Ocean Distress Inks through the stencil, and a selection of blue & purple Spectrum Noir pencils to colour Pegasus. Then I used Weathered Wood Distress Ink & Grey (Shade 4) Promarker for the shadowing.
So for the design, mask off the edges of a 7x7 gelli plate piece of card the width of the tape so that the line will be equal all round, then stamp the wooden horse in Black Archival Ink in the centre & mask him off, then ink up one wing of the large Blue Tit and stamp into position. Mask this off too so that the whole stamped image is covered.
Attach the stencil with masking tape and start to brush the Salty Ocean ink around & around the edge of the stencil with the Clarity stencil brush, gradually bringing in the colour to the centre. Darken around the edges using the blending tool with Eggplant, then brush over the Raspberry to give a purple effect around the cogs.
Once done, remove the stencil and lightly use a make-up sponge around Pegasus to give a bit of depth before un-masking him. Now go ahead and make him pretty with the Spectrum Noir pencils (I love my new pencils which were part of my Christmas prezzies this year and can highly recommend them - on special offer at the moment from Clarity!) Clad his hooves with the silver pen and outline around his upper lines with the white pen, then under him with the grey Promarker. Remove the masking tape from around the edges of the card and draw free-hand around each side of the clockwork square with the Micron pen. Stamp "Magical" in Black Archival ink, then re-ink the stamp again with the Salty Ocean and stamp over the top, slightly off-setting it to create an echo of colour - underline the lower part of the letters with the grey Promarker for shadow.
Use the blending tool loaded with a small amount of Eggplant around the 7x7 card edges.
Attach the ribbon, embellishment and jazz it up with a few twinkling stars and attach to a blank greeting card - you're all done!
Thank you for joining me on my first blog and I look forward to sharing more ideas with you over the coming months.
Happy crafting everyone! xxx