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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Buds and Bugs (by Asha)

Good morning, fellow Chocoholics! It's my turn to play with the new Sketchy Doodle Flowers stamps. I've got two card projects to share with you today: Buds & Bugs.

Let's start with the Buds. This card features the big bold sketchy blooms coloured with alcohol markers before fussy cutting them. To create background texture without bulk I used thick water colour paper, Distress Inks and lots of water. When dry, I stamped the bubbly image from Texture Fragments with Distress Ink. The stems for the flowers are from the Wild Meadow sheet, stamped with Distress Ink.  To finish the card: a greeting from Birthday Words and a few tiny gems.


And now we move on to the Bugs. For this project, I'm showcasing the butterflies from Sketchy Doodle Flowers A4 stamp sheet. 

To create the background I did some emboss resist using the floral fragment from the Texture Fragments A4 stamp sheet and white embossing powder, followed by some good old fashioned blending with Distress Inks. For texture and shine I added Distress Glitter and went 3D with paper flowers from my stash. The scene is now set for the bugs. I coloured these sketchy butterflies with alcohol markers, fussy cut and adhered them to the background. To finish: a greeting from Butterfly Dreams. And voila!

I wanted to show you how versatile these stamps are by mixing and matching them with other stamps and materials from my stash. You don't need to go mad on technique to make these stamps shine. Keep it simple,  play with colours, break a few rules and have fun! You'll be surprised what you can do with these sketchy doodle stamps. As always, I have details of products and tools on my blog. Don't forget to swing by often for more crafty inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.   



  1. Two beautiful cards, flower stamps are always so versatile and useful

    Jackie x

  2. Love the cards. The buggy one is my favorite.

  3. Scrolling down the post I was delighted with your first offering, so very pretty, and then totally awestruck by the second! Great stuff :)

  4. Such unique stamps . Cute little bugs

  5. Beautiful backgrounds. I love the flowers in the backgroud and the stamps are simple and stylish. Greetings Janny

  6. That's a lovely use of your tiny gems in the first to echo the colour of the flower stems (I'd never have thought of that functioning so well with the doodle flowers. Your colours are a joy with the blue especially catching my eye.
    Your second card is my favourite with the lovely lilac background & the vibrant bugs which look almost luminous. The floral fragment gives a perfect backdrop for the butterflies & I particularly like the way you managed to blend your embellishing flowers with the background. There's so much to interest the eye in this & I absolutely love the pale blue border/mat along the edge.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. two great makes Asha - especially love those bugs - brilliant! Big hugs rachel x

  8. Two beautiful cards Asha. I love the vibrant flowers with the spicy background which is echoed in the centres of the two flowers, and I love the background detail too. The second has that pretty white embossing which goes so well with the lilac purple and deep reds of the floral fragments in the background, and the two bugs in tones directly opposite to those of the flowers which make them stand out so wonderfully well. x

  9. Such beautiful work. Both are lovely but I love the bottom one in all its splendor.

  10. Lovely designs Asha! Love how the blue pops on the first card and the colours are so pretty on the second.

    Lesley Xx

  11. Thank you for your encouraging comments, ladies. Hope you're all having heaps of fun with these fab stamps.
    xxx Asha

  12. Great to see the vibrani colours! Both beautiful, but the first is my favo; love the orange!


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