Friday, 23 October 2015

Highland Fling by Fliss Goodwin

Hi there, I have another Christmas card idea to share this week which was inspired by the recent repeats of the Monarch of the Glen TV series which immediately sprang to mind when I saw the stag stencils so I decided to showcase the single stencil image with my take on tartan fabric which is a bit more checked than tartan!



Distress InksCrushed Olive, Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy
Coloured Pencils – Spectrum Noir Essentials Set is great
Ranger Embossing Powder – Copper, Gold Tinsel
Scrap of Deep Green Cardstock
Large Acrylic Block (mine is 6x6)




I made the background paper by applying stripes of the green Distress inks to the acrylic block and then misting with water. I cut a piece of card to fit my card blank and pressed this on the inked block to pick up the colour.

I dried the ink off with a heat gun and then added coloured pencil lines to form a checked pattern. I drew the first lines with a ruler but added the rest freehand. I used shades of green, orange and blue. I distressed the edges and then glued the paper to the card blank.
I cut a panel of stamping card and used the stencil to add the stags head with the brown Distress ink and heat embossed the image with a mixture of the 2 embossing powders as I wanted a coppery colour but with some sparkle. 
I trimmed the image to a panel and added it to a deep green mat. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of stamping paper with the fern ink and added this to the card with the stags head panel to finish.
There’s a new challenge today over at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog and it’s one you’re going to love so don’t forget to check it out at 8am.
Have a great weekend and see you next week.
Fliss x


  1. Brilliant idea Fliss, loving the highland feel to it all :)
    Donna xxx

  2. Loving this Fliss. Fab background xx

  3. Stagtastic! What a brilliant background love it!
    Amanda x

  4. I love the background Fliss, great technique! A fabulous, festive card! xx

  5. A fbulous background, a great result from a play session. Caz xx

  6. Really like the way you have done the image and the background.

  7. Great card and the stag motif is so very "on trend"

  8. I am completely amazed at that background, so clever and definitely represents tartan, certainly to my eye!
    Fliss, this is a wonderful design, placing the stag (in my ignorance I called it a reindeer!!!! I know, I really should know better!) as the focal is really dynamic and I love the colours you worked with.

  9. Very clever back ground and a great design!

  10. Loving the shaded colours in the background - a great setting for the stag.
    Alison x


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