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.


  1. Fab DT inspiration. Love the challenge. Regards Meighan

  2. There are so many inspiring creations here! Thanks Meighan for link to this challenge blog!

  3. Thanks for a great challenge and stunning dt creations...TFS!!
    hugs and xxx