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Happy April friends!! I hope everyone is well! Time for a new challenge!

Our challenge this month is monochromatic and for the twist: use washi tape.

*Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of April 1st, 2021.
*It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.
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*Simply add a link to your FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
*Combining with other challenges is permitted.
* We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
*WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.



Welcome to another month at Creative Embellishments, This month is all about monochromatic. I originally was going to make this project for the month of February not totally thinking about the big picture. I had all intentions but then I pulled out the challenge for April and said “well what what was I thinking?”

This project started out with ATC’s and some mixed media paper. I wasn’t sure if I was going to do watercolour but changed that up quick. (I am not a big watercolour girl.)I used some matte black embossing paste and the Triangle, circle and Square stencils to add a bold background. I new I needed to have more texture and dimension so I dug in my stash and found some matching circles, rectangle and triangle panels.I painted each of them white and matched up twine and flowers. I picked out some mini leaves and painted them contrasting black and highlighted with some matching wax before finishing it all off with a sentiment. Thank you for stopping by today! Be creative and I look forward to the inspiration this month.

I made a short video of the creative process.


Lisa Moen

This months challenge is to create something monochromatic and the twist is to use washi tape. I have to admit, I struggle with monochromatic challenges, I always have and I probably always will. I chose my washi tape first for this challenge and added torn strips to my background along with some Heidi Swapp and Recollection mists. I added some more torn washi (Black with white polka dots) to the top of my page and then added the pink patterned paper. I tucked in a Chinese Lantern sprayed with mists. I sprayed a piece of the Lace Border 7 with the same mists and added it under and to the left of my photo. I added the “love” word from the Happy Word Set. I finished off the layout with adding some wood veneer Heart Clusters. I may have struggled with this page, but I love how it came out! I am looking forward to seeing your monochromatic projects:


Sandi Clarkson

Welcome to April and the April Creative Embellishments Challenge. This month our challenge is to make a monochromatic project and the twist is to add washi tape. You are allowed to use black and white, whew! I decided … finally … to go with a peachy coral. I’ve used a new paper from 13 Arts called “In Love” and it has a very neutral background that I felt would be within those rules. After adding some old Tim Holtz black and white washi tape and some random stamping, I selected my new  Intricate Floral chipboard piece and dabbed it with snowy white paint. Ultimately I decided to trim off a portion of it and added it to the opposite side of my layout. My title piece was painted with 13 Arts Coral acrylic paint. I used the coordinating mist for splatters around my page as well as to enhance the focal area. Lastly, I tucked in a Flair that has coral tones. Although this challenge can be intimidating, it is fun once you select your color. The specific additional products used are: Sparkle wherever youCircle Bokeh Stamp and Seasons Change Flair. Please visit my blog for close-ups and more details. Just click on my name above. Can’t wait to see what you create!


Jessica Larios “Star of my Eye”

Goodness me! It’s April already?! Where is the year going?? Thank goodness for crafty challenges to distract us. This month as the other girls have said it a monochromatic month with a twist of adding washi tape. You will see how I added washi tape. I thought it was clever!! I used Washi Tape Clusters as my added twist! I don’t think it’s cheating! I thought it’s CLEVER!! I just love how this chipboard really made this piece. Without it, I don’t see it as complete nor would there be a focal point. I altered the Washi Tape Clusters using some acrylic paint. The base is the Large Wood Star home decor piece. I altered this by first putting a healthy layer of homemade texture paste on the entire surface. Once it dried completely, I painted and grunged it up leaving my touch. I have had a lot of practice this year with monochromatic palettes. I wanted to use a color I hadn’t previously done. This minty blue color is so soft and fluffy, giving it the element of surprise. This piece is far from soft it’s hard and coarse to the touch. I hope you are inspired by all our creations and join us in the challenge this month! We look forward to seeing what you share.


Dana Tatar

Large Fresh Lemonade Chipboard Tag with Chipboard Lemon Slice and Sequin Filled Shaker Feature and Bright Yellow Flowers

I’m looking forward to slow and sunny Summer days where I have the time to enjoy a cold glass of lemonade on the patio. Until then, I’m feeling some summer vibes with this fresh lemonade tag. I used one of the Large Tags for the base. I covered the tag with lemon print patterned paper and a strip of yellow washi tape. I created my own shaker feature using a mason jar cutting die set. I filled the shaker with Lemon Slices and sequins. I finished embellishing the tag with a digital fresh lemonade sign, bright yellow flowers, yellow enamel dots, and yellow striped ribbon. I added a sentiment sticker that reads ‘find joy in the ordinary.’ If you’re interested in learning more about how I assembled my shaker, please stop by my blog!


Debbie Sherman

Hello friends!  April is here already!  I’m so ready for Spring and warmer weather!  We’ve had a long Winter here in Wyoming!  Today I’m sharing a large tag I made for the April challenge. I choose a Lilac background with hints of blue and green.  Lilacs always remind me of Spring and I love the smell of these beautiful flowers.  I added some black and white washi tape with  a dragonfly to mimic the large dragonfly on the tag.  This tag features Creative Embellishments Delphinium  and Flourish Dragonfly .

I embossed the chipboard with a dusty plum embossing powder and detailed it with acrylic flowers and crystal beads.  I added a ribbon and sentiment to complete.  You can see more details on my blog.


Debbie Burns

Hi everyone and welcome to our April Challenge.  I normally don’t create monochromatic projects and wasn’t sure what color to choose until I came across the Vintage Artistry Coral collection by 49 and Market.  I love how the colors compliment the photo of my mom and her little brother.  I first applied some stamping to the background paper.  Next I added some some rub-on transfers also from 49 and Market.  Love that rub-ons have made a come back.  Lots of splattering use various shades of coral with Shimmerz Inklingz.  One each side of the photo I used a piece from Wavy Film Strips which I embossed white and dabbed with coral paint.  Flourish 10 and Flourish 31 were embossed with a mixture of various shades of coral.  To finish off the layout I added some mini prills, flowers and lace.  I hope you’ll join us this month.  Can’t wait to see what you create!

Green Vintage Tag created by Tracy McLennon

Hello crafty friends! So happy to be creating along with another fabulous challenge from Creative Embellishments. This one was a little tough for me, but I love how my little vintage tag turned out. Here are the details.

Creative Embellishments Chipboard Used:

Arched Window Set of 3
Door Knobs
Quatrefoil Stencil

I covered the window panel using an embossing pad and white embossing powder. I covered the door know using an embossing pad and dark green embossing powder. Once I covered my tag base using green patterned paper I used the Quatrefoil Stencil, a stencil brush and brown ink to add detail to the top and bottom of the tag. The challenge TWIST this month was to use washi tape. I added my narrow green washi tape to the top and bottom of the distressed tag. For all of the details about my vintage tag you can see the full post on my blog HERE.


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