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August 2015 Challenge

Hello everyone!!!  Welcome to the month of August!!  I can’t believe we are back to school in a little while.  Didn’t school just end? Time isn’t waiting on anyone.  Don’t blink to long, you might miss the month!

Our new challenge will be so much fun and it might get messy!!  Our challenge this month is all about Texture!!  Adding texture to your cards gives them such great dimension.  The feel of the card is amazing too.

So what can you used to added texture?   You can use texture paste or embossing paste on your project, or using a technique such as embossing (either embossing powder or embossing folders). Textured card, papers or stitching could be used. Basically, anything that gives your project a ‘touchy- feely’ style!

Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product!  This will be fun and interesting.

The Design Team has created some great inspiration pieces for you.  Take a look:


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Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of September!!

Good Luck!!

We cant wait to see what you create!!

Supplies used:


Birds and Leaves stencil
Message with Flourish
Ranger Texture Paste
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers


Hero Arts Stencil Deco Design
Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments
Hero Arts Hello Sunshine
Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste


Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut Set
Ranger Textured Paste
Hero Arts Swirl Stencil
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock colors Whisper White, Island Indigo and Basic Black
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals
Black Rhinestone
Fun Foam
Big Shot


Stars Pattern Stencil
Hero Arts Flower and Butterfly Dies
Hero Arts/Basic Grey Anchors Aweigh
Yellow Ink Dauber
Pool Ink Dauber
Ultra Pink Ink Dauber
Silver Embossing Paste
Judikins Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder
Neon Yellow Ink


Hero Arts Holiday Houses Digital Kit
Hero Arts Four Snowflakes Stencil
Iridescent paste (Artist Loft)
Pattern paper (Recollections)
Sentiment (Lawn Fawn) 


Hero Arts Glorious Petal Stencil SA064
Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Cut DC150


Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Fruit Stamp Set
Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Cut Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up Brick Wall Embossing Folder
Copic Markers: R35, R37, R89, G07
Glossy Accents
Clear Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by!!




Hi Everyone. It is Sandra here.  I am here with my first post. I love my mixed media and love doing cards that way also. I saw these Digital Butterflies and knew exactly what I wanted to do.

For the background I used a stencil with textured paste and then added glitter over the top. You can never go passed a cute doily which I added next and added some lace and paper flowers.

Now the butterflies. I printed them out onto watercolor paper. I then sprayed a few colors of the same tone and started blending. Working from the darkest to the lightest. I added a different color to the circles. I then added crystal effects over the butterfly and added Glitter. When that was dry I added crystals in the middle as their bodies. Then made them 3d for only gluing the middle section down so they look like they were flying.


Just remember f you like anything head over and Quote – Sandra15 to receive 15% off you order.  Order needs to be over $25 excluding postage.


 Supplies used:

Hero Arts Mongram Background Stencil

Hero Arts Prisma Glitter

Flutterbies Printable

Rangers Texture paste

Tim Holtz Distress Watercolour Card stock

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