I am trying to create a clipping mask, but am having difficulties as it seems that the mask is applying to background layers. Here is how things look before I create the mask:
and here is what things look like after:
And here's what things look like when I take out the background:
I'd like to confine my clipping mask to the orange area in the before picture. How do I do this while keeping the orange color and without getting the "sky background" coloring blended into the mask?