Thursday, 29 August 2013

Challenge 84 - Autumn Glow

Hi All,

It's Jess here with September's challenge - Autumn Glow
I love this time of year, still hanging on to the warm sunny days of summer but that lovely feeling as the leaves begin to change and show off their golden tones.

Whatever your Autumnal inspiration is - we want to see your creations!

Thank you so much for visiting and joining in our fabulous Challenge.  Don't forget to have a look around all of the DT's Blogs for some amazing inspiration.

For my Autumn Glow project, I've used papers from the Farmers Market and Scrap Basics Earth Tone Polka Dots Digital Kits to make my sun-ray background.  I've then punched leaves in the same papers to create an Autumn Wreath.  I've added die cut shapes and ribbon too.

For my Autumn Glow card I have used the leaf from the Odds and Ends set
and the small leaves from the Be Amazing set to make flower which I have stamped in assorted inks and coloured with a waterbrush. The sentiment is from the New Sentiment set. For more instructions on the card please check out my blog.

For my project I have used the Hexagon mask using orange ink over orange card to give a two tone orange 'glow'! I also used some Burlap from a Sarah Hurley kit and some wooden shapes from the Sarah Hurley range too. I used texture paste through a small hexagon stencil on the Kraft tag and when dry swiped over it with two colours of orange inks for more warm glow.

I used a piece of green spotted paper from the Picnic in the Park digital kit and the stamps are all from the In the Garden stamp set. 

I decided to make an "Indian Summer" themed Autumn card. I made a little Indian Girl, complete with feather headdress using "Be Amazing Girl Stamps", stamped her dress with stars from "Wish Upon A Star Girl" set. I made the background and the banner for the sentiment using "Borders, Corners & Banners" set. The sentiment came from "Sentiment Stamps". Full details are on my blog.

I have random piece of felt in my craft stash and most of them reflect the colours of autumn. I then took the autumn leaves in Sarah Hurley's Farmers Market Autumn Fall themed digital scrapbooking kit as pattern to cut the leaves. I also used combined digi papers from Farmers Market and the Bookworm digi kit, you will see this in the bottom strips of paper and the background.   

I coloured a manilla tag using Dried Marigold & Scattered Straw Distress Inks, then ran it through a Tim Holtz Alteration Embossing folder & rubbed Cinnamon Stickles all over the tag. I used the Dream a Little Dream Doodle Doll stamp & coloured her in using Blush, Spice & Saffron Promarkers. I stamped the Be Amazing from the Be Amazing Doodle Doll stamp set & attached it to the tag, I also added some Hero Arts felt leaves& some little gems. I added on of Sarah's teeny chipboard starts to the girls dress & a butterfly to her hair.

I made a tag using Sarah's New Home and  Mini Background stamps.The tag itself is a Sizzix die using white card stock and acetate. The acetate was coloured using Tim Holtz alcohol inks. For more details please check out my blog here!

I have used a mix of papers from Sarah's Digi Kits. The dotty papers are from the Farmers Market Digi Kit and the woodgrain paper is from the Kissing Booth Digi Kit. For more info please visit my blog here.

When I think Autumn, my first first thought turns to squirrels and them foraging for acorns. So I have used various elements of Sarah's  repertoire, to create this mixed media card. The tag, faux washi tape and acorns are printed from Sarah's Farmer's Market Digi Kit along with the lettering. The background paper is from Sarahs range of 8x8 papers, and over stamped with three stamps (arrows, zig-zag and polka dot)

I have used a mix of papers from Sarah's Farmers Market, Curio and Bookworm Digi Kits and also 
a couple of the fab stamps from Sarah's Everyday Sayings Set.

We look forward to seeing your projects - you have until midnight on 29th September to enter - just click below to submit your link!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Texture & Dimension Winners Post

Hello there, Claireliz here to announce the top 3 from our last challenge - Texture & Dimension.
Thanks to all of you who played along, there were some fantastic entries & picking just 3 was really hard.

So the top 3 for August are:

1: Riti

Congratulations to you all, please email Sarah for your Top 3 Blog Badge using the email address in the side bar. 
Stay tuned for a new challenge coming tomorrow & once again thanks for playing along with the Hurley Girlies.
C xx

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Challenge 83 - Texture & Dimension

Hello there & welcome to the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog.

It's Claireliz here bringing you this month's challenge which is:


We want to see all your chunky creations, whether you use ruffled ribbon, texture paste,embossing powder or a full packet of 3d foam pads or whatever you like to use to add a bit of oopmh to your projects.

Check out all of the Design Teams creation below for loads of different ideas...


I used a 3d alterable theatre & covered it with papers from Sarah's A few of my Favourite Things monthly kit for July. I then used the chequered border stamp from Sarah's Dream a Little Dream Stamp set & some embossing powder to add texture to the outside of the theatre, finally I used the I {heart} the 80's stamp set for the main image, words & roller boot. I've added Stickles onto the roller boot skirt & trainers of the girl image, the roller boot & words are also coated in Glossy Accents & all are attached with 3d foam pads.


I have used Sarah's new Butterflies  stamp, which I have stamped into a triple embossed twinchie mounted onto a embossed layer distressed. I have also used the silhouette butterflies stamped in versamark and clear embossed then cut out. For more information check out my blog .

I've used my special editions Beside the seaside stamp set to create this card with a textured background and dimentional embellishments.

All the elemenst I have used for this layout come from Sarah's 'A Few of My Favourite Things' club kit from May, 'Caught on Camera'. To add extra texture and contrast I used an embossing folder on a couple of the journalling cards. Included in the kit was a balsa wood frame, a pin badge and a plastic frame, all adding to extra texture and dimension.


I have used three of the fabulous Sarah Hurley stamp sets. The Polaroid frame comes from the Stamp and Stitch! Snap! set and the crackle effect on the frame is from the Mini Textures set. The cute little sentiment is from the Wish Upon A Star set.

I had great fun altering a frame into a little mini notice board for this challenge. I used Sarah's Hexagon mask and smeared texture paste through it. I used acrylic paint to make the texture paste teal blue first. I then stamped with the excess on the mask over the rest of the frame. I used some ticket elements and some stars & arrows to embellish. The paper inside the frame is from Sarah's paper. I inked it up to age it and stamped Sarah's crackle background stamp over it. I used two of Sarah's journalling cards also inked up and stamped on to embellish the inside also. 

I have been eyeing Sarah's Stamp and Stitch stamp set when it came out. I'm so glad to use this lovely camera in this month's challenge. I used a fabric (backed with cardstock) to stamp the image first then do my stitching with embroidery floss, then adhered them using foam adhesives. I silver embossed the Smile! sentiment from the Picture This! stamp set. For additional texture, I used a strip of fabric that I have in my stash, attached them in the card by machine stitching. All the papers I used are all from Sarah's paper packs.   

I have used an interesting card fold and the super elegant Gatsby Digi Kit to make my dimensional card.  To add a bit of texture, I've created a little pleated rosette.

close up!

The red diagonal stripe paper, wood grain paper, wooden buttons and the documented badge are all from a selection of Sarah's 'A Few Of My Favourite Things' monthly club kit. I used 12x12 white hammered cardstock for texture and the buttons and badge for dimension.

I've used papers from Sarah's 'Say Cheese' Digi kit, Sarah's Personal Impression 'Baby Feet' stamp set and as I don't have proper texture paste I created some...see my blog for details.

I love Sarah's stencils!! I adore the chevron stripe stencil and have used it with modelling paste and inks on this layout.  


I used Wish Upon a Star Girl, my new day book and a mix of journaling cards from some of my A Few of my Favourite Things kits. Of course I had to get messy fingers and this is where Sarah's chevron stencil and a bit of gesso came in handy!

You have until midnight Sunday 25th August to enter & winners will be drawn on 28th August.
All you have to do is link up your creation to the linky thingy (official technical term) at the end of this post.
Good Luck.