Friday, 19 April 2013

Ally Pally stash

Managed to have a play today with some new goodies that I bought from the show at Ally Pally. I made a bee line for the Paper Artsy stand to watch the demos by Leandra and Lin. My offering has a background demonstrated by Lin at the show and if you hop over to her blog she gives a step by step tutorial. I used a small piece of 4 by 4 greyboard which I bought so I could use it as a practice piece before breaking into my packet of full size pieces. I applied grunge paste through two different crafters workshop stencils, then layered with fresco finish paints. The main stamp image is a Chocolate Baroque stamp plate which is sadly discontinued now. I bought a pot of the luscious treasure gold to try - I have discovered you only need a tiny bit lol, I have added way too much here. Even though I think this piece isn`t perfect by any means, I`ve decided thats ok. After all, how are we to learn unless we try things in practice ? I really think I am guilty of spending too much time on the internet lately and not spending enough time trying out new things myself so I intend to spend more time DOING instead of looking.


  1. Oh it's brill Vinny :) and we have a stencils challenge at Artful Times at the moment :)
    Yes come on get doing more ;)
    Von ♥

  2. Love Peper Artsy and this is a great project. sounds as if you had a good time at Ally Pally.

  3. This is great, I love the stamp you used. I really love Lin Browns work too and have spent hours watching her demos over the years.You have made a good job of this background, lovely textures. I also took inspiration from her tutorial for my Quintiles this month. If you would like to you can see them at
    Jean x

  4. Wwo , Very special and beautiful background, your card really looks chique!!! Great ART!! Thanks for your nice commands for my fairies on the CB blog!!