Monday, 6 June 2016

Majestic Highland stag

Hiya and here we are again 

Hope you had a good weekend..... was a busy one for me mainly in the garden 
and went for a walk yesterday. 

Must try to do more walking and a little less sitting down .... but that 
would mean not so much crafting. Suppose it is balance? 

I would like to welcome Victoria to my blog and do pop over to see 
her .... 

Here is my card for today

I have used Ken Oliver Burst powders for the background - so love the way the
powders do their own thing.

Then used the lovely Stag Stencil from Clarity Stamps using first
black archival inks and then used an alcohol pen to colour in to make the stag
much darker.

I used one of the grass Clarity stamps to make the foreground in 2 different shades of
distress inks.

Used a mask for making the hills in the background - shading with blue for the furthest hills and green for the hills which are closer.

Used the Clarity brushes to shade the edges with yellow and green.

Mounted onto black card onto a card blank

Very majestic Highland Stag

Hope you like it and would like to enter it
for the following


Clarity Stamp Challenge - 40 - Masculine

Stamping Sensations - June - Creature

Sweet Stamping Challenge - Father's Day or Special Man

Just off now for a quick walk so bye for now 

thank you for popping over to see my in Blogland

I look forward to your visit again

Crafty hugs



  1. The intense 'blackness' of the stag silhouette is a fantastic foil to your 'Burst' background. Thank you for taking part in this current Clarity Challenge and best wishes. ;~}

  2. The stag looks beautiful on your lovely background Pen. A lovely card. Barbxx

  3. Love your background then your grasses are well done goes well with stencil good luck in the clarity challenge x

  4. Love the colorburst background, it really makes the stencil stand out. Good luck in the challenge and thank you for entering. Xx

  5. the background is a n ideal dramatic scene to show case the magnificent stag, stunning Pen

  6. Beautiful card pen love the stag stencil xxx

  7. Definitely a Monarch of the Glen And a dramatic background to set him against. Fabulous colouring Pen and a beautiful card Kate x

  8. Love the way that you built this up. Such a great scene you've created. Cara x

  9. Fab card. Love the background. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  10. Fab card. Love the background. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  11. Super card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


  12. Doesn't he look fab! Such a statement piece with beautiful background colours.
    Good luck in the Clarity Challenge this month and thank you for joining in with us x

  13. Beautiful background for your stag silhouette. Good luck in the Claritystamp challenge x

  14. Hi Pen,
    Doesn't he look majestic? Really love the burst background too. Well done and good luck. Love Alison xx

  15. Oh I love that Pen best of luck my friend ..Hugs ..Dot.xx

  16. How fabulous! The stenciled deer is amazing! Gorgeous background too!

  17. A fabulous background for the stag Penny. Thanks for joining the Clarity challenge this month. Good luck! x

  18. Such an effective card, and a great background. Thanks for joining Stamping sensations. Good Luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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Crafty hugs Pen