Thursday, 20 October 2011

Challenge 52 - Misting

This weeks challenge is a technique challenge - Misting! Sprays and mists are a huge trend right now and one of my my most popular products so we thought we'd give you lots of inspiration to use in your misting projects and be inspired by the projects you share with us! You can make your own mists using mica powder or perfect pearls and water if you don't have any to hand.

Some of the Design Team have been a lot bit naughty this week and used a product that is unreleased just yet and noone except them have seen - I love that they love it so much already! so you will find some sneak peeks in here of my new Christmas CD Tinseltown (more to come over on my blog soon along with release details - it will be available very soon, we are just waiting for the delivery!)

So here are all of the projects....

Claire C
I love these little houses and trees from the new Tinseltown CD (the first sneaky peek!) they are coloured with promarkers and glittered. The background is created with acrylic paint and loads of pearl glimmer mist. I couldn't resist adding one of the little houses from Tinseltown too (you can make a whole village of these!)
I made a wee card using my mist spray as the background and layered up the fab wee Tinseltown images (sneak peek number 2!) to make a little scene! Coloured with promarkers, added lots of glitter and gloss to finish

I used elements from Sarah's new Halloween Digi Kits

I used a backing paper from the Christmas Cheer CD, over stamped with a flourish and embossed in gold and mat and layered onto some brown card stock misted with bronze and orange mica sprays and a cute little teddy bear santa.
I made a journal page.  To create the distress effect on the background, I sprayed Sarah's Green ink through a stencil and while wet, blotted it off again with some paper towel.  It blended into the background really well I think. 
I used a Tim Holtz die to cut the cogs from chipboard then layered them up & glued them onto the box, then I  covered this old chocolate box in PVA glue & tissue paper then sprayed with Sarah's Sepia Spray ink, I worked the spray into the cover with a foam brush to cover the whole area & it created different shades of sepia as it went over the whole surface.
I then dry brushed gold & silver paints over the raised bits to pick up the detail of the chipboard cogs, I added some metal washers & a large pendant from an old necklace to the centre & added a Grungeboard keyhole which was also spayed with Sepia Spray ink.
The inside of the box is covered with black paint & paper from Sarah's Wonderland Collection.

I made a type of box card and made my own mister with water and mica powder in a spray bottle to make my sky.  The trees and robin are from the Christmas Cheer CD.

I used Sarah's teal in spray to create a background.I then stamped Sarah's cocktail and mitten stamp onto the background,cut,matted and layered with white cardstock and oodles of stickles. Cheers girlies! lol
I used Wonderland cd for tag and misting ink from Sarah. Used a butterfly stencil then painted with mica paints so the gold shines in the light, then added gold ribbon with fibres to the handle and used the Alice image from the Wonderland CD as a tag. 
To make this tag, I used elements and papers from Sarah's Wonderland CD, together with some items from my crafty stash. I then made the dimensional paper rose by punching out some flower shapes from white card and then misting them with a combination of Sarah's Tangerine and Valentine Ink Sprays.
I used Sarah's Teal Spray Ink to completely cover the Pink Paislee Mistables Paper. I sprayed some canvas with Sarah's Sunshine Yellow Ink.  I sprayed the flower with Sarah's Poppy Red, Pumpkin and Sunshine Yellow Inks.  The black droplets are from Sarah's Black Ink that i dropped on by unscrewing the mist bottle.
The yellow drips are acrylic yellow ink and the yellow brushstrokes are acrylic paint.
We hope thats given you lots of inspiration and that you enjoyed the (naughty!)sneaky peeks of the Tinseltown CD! You can get hold of any of my products used above from my shop.
We look forward to seeing your projects - you have until midnight on 30th October to enter - just click below to submit your link!
Sarah x

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Challenge 51 - *sponsored by Derwent* - Winners!

Thank you to everyone that entered, it was very very tough to choose a winner this week! And of course a big thank you to our lovely sponsor Derwent!

The winners are....

In first place winning the gorgeous wooden box of coloursoft pencils.... Sandie 
2. lis-m 

Please e-mail me here for your blog badges and prizes!

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow when a fun new challenge will be up!

Sarah x

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Challenge 51 *Sponsored by Derwent* - Halloween Horrors

Morning everyone and Welcome to another fab Challenge at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog!

This fortnight we are lucky enough to be Sponsored by the uber fabulous Derwent, the amazing pencil company! They make so many types of pencils for every type of crafter and budding artist! From watercolour pencils to sketching to graphic and not forgetting Inktense pencils and Charcoal too! If you need some type of pencil they do them all!!

A lucky winner will win a prize from Derwent themselves, a set of 24 Coloursoft Pencils (Sarah's favourite colouring pencils!) in a wooden presentation box, so wish it was me!!!

The theme this time is something fun, funky and creepy


Perfect for this time of year!!
The Design team have out done themselves and created some fantastic creations to inspire you all, all with Sarah's new Halloween kits - available here!

I used Sarah's Twilight Ink Spray set to create the background for this journal page and both the Whimsy and Vintage Halloween Digi kits, I printed and coloured in the witch.
I've used Sarah's Whimsy Halloween kit backing papers, image and elements. 

 I used Vintage Halloween Papers and embellishments.
Made using the Vintage Halloween kit and Vampire digi coloured with Derwent pencils onto Kraft card.
 Using the Vampire Digi and Whimsey Backing Papers.

created a milk carton treat box using elements from the whimsey and vintage collection. Sprayed all over using cc spray and sparkle (multi coloured)

Claire C
I've used elements from the Whimsy Halloween digikit and the cute little Vampire digi (he's a messy eater lol). I've coloured him with Derwent Coloursoft pencils
For my Halloween horror, I made a table centrepiece using an old beer bottle. I decorated it with papers and elements from Sarah's Vintage Halloween Digikit, in conjunction with one of the new Tim Holtz Halloween Alterations Dies.


I used elements from the Vintage Halloween kit, papers from the Whimsy Halloween kit and my pre-coloured vampire digi stamp


I used Sarah's Purple Ink Spray & a mix of the vintage and whimsy kits :) 

aren't they just the perfect wee Halloween Horrors!!

To enter just add your creation in the linky below before 16th October! Good Luck everyone!!
Melly xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Challenge 50 - Winners!

Thank you to everyone that entered (some really fantastic projects and I loved looking through them all!) and of course a big thank you to our lovely sponsor 'Altered Expression'

The winners are....

1. meg 
2. Shar B 

Please e-mail me here for your blog badge and prizes!

A fun new challenge will be up tomorrow in conjunction with another wonderful sponsor - don't miss it!!

Sarah x