Tuesday, 23 August 2011


Welcome to Inky Exploits. I have created this blog so I can rattle on about my long standing addiction to stamps and everything inky and share some of the projects I have made for no better reason than I wanted to.

This little project was the result of playing with Ranger Distress Stains on Grungeboard and Grungepaper with stamps from the wonderful Wendy Vecchi.

Some of the pieces were inked with Distress Inks, including the backs of all the flowers and butterflies which I always do as I am a bit (!!) obsessed about the finish on pieces.

My younger daughter added the little beaded bodies to the butterflies as I lost patience with the fidly bits, and the words are from Wendy Vecchi too.

I finished it off with some shrink plastic letters inked with
co-ordinating colours of Ranger Alcohol Inks. I rather liked the finished piece and I certainly loved the way the distress Stains covered the Grungeboard and Grungepaper so easily.

p.s. checkout the Snazzys DT blog here next Monday where a little bird tells me Gillian will be sharing some very useful info on Distress Stains 

Hope you liked the project, at least enough to pop back tomorrow to see what I made with the Design Team's first project pack lol! 
Thanks for looking.
Val xx


  1. Well hello and welcome to blogland Val, I look forward to more rattling (lol) and some more projects. Now you know anything with Distress Stains/Inks,Grungeboard/Paper and Wendy Vecchi is a winner for me hope and this is no exception. Boy that birdie spread the word fast lol.

  2. Yay its nice to see you blogging...shall look forward to seeing more of your work. This is a fab project and just to shock you, Ive never used distress stains on grunge board or paper....must give it a go now.

  3. This is great and lovely to have you join our blogging world, lol! The project has lots of my fave stuff on it not least of which is anything by the Wendy Vecchi.

    Can't wait to see what you show us tomorrow although I'm away until Thursday late so might have to wait till then :(.

    Lesley Xx

  4. Welcome to blog land Val, great to have you with us. Brilliant project this, love all the details.
    Like Paula, I have not used the stains much yet, well apart from paper.

  5. Great colours on this project - love it