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Happy May all!!  It’s time for another challenge.

Please be inspired by 1 element from the picture below.
Twist : repeat a pattern

*Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of MAY 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.
*Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
*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.





Another Challenge here at CE today. This one I struggled with a bit. The inspirational photo was amazing to look at, but I looked at it and looked at it for weeks. I decided to do some background with the new stencils in the store, and just go from there.   Using distress inks and a dabber, I added various colours and shapes to incorporate patterns. Layer after layer of stencils, I covered the large tag with colours and patterns.  I found a resin frame and painted it black, I was really on the fence if I wanted to accent the frame or leave it bold and black. I actually tried a few accent lines and said “nope” it just took away from the boldness of the project.
I picked out the face relic and did some bold lines and dots, pretty clean and simple. I needed to add some type of title to the project, it seemed artistic so I painted a banner and added a quote to the project.

I did make a quick video of the process.

Jessica Larios


Hello everyone!! We are so glad to have you guys back with us again. It’s a new month so all new inspiration is in order. This time we are twisting it up with bright colors and repetitive patterns. I was super inspired by the image this month. I have enjoyed working with neon-type colors this year. I decided to keep it grungy, but with a feminine feel. I usually use paper dolls, but I wanted to mix it up. My repetitive pattern is obviously squares for which I used Retro Square Panel, Distressed Checker Pieces, Distressed Checker Stencil. I used the stencil first to give my background some added texture and color. The other pieces I altered using embossing powder and wax. I’m challenging myself to make more feminine grunge art this year. Plus, I know some pretty AWESOME ladies that inspire me!!! I know that we all hope you will join us this month.

Sandi Clarkson

Welcome to May Day, CE fans! Sandi here today sharing my take on the Challenge and its twist! The mood board is depicted in bright colors but my inspiration came from the circles and circle pattern as well as the swirls. I’ve created a feminine card and little tag using an old SOUS sketch. My base is stamped with the Small Bokeh Stamp and also has an inked pattern coming from the Small Circle Stencil and Vintage Photo ink. I punched out my circles with an old CM punch but I’ve used my Creative Embellishments Buttons to adorn them. They were embossed with BFS embossing powder in Petal. I did also repeat the buttons. Additionally, there are 2 or more circles within the buttons! 🙂 For a final statement touch, I’ve added one of the Flourish Butterflies which I inked with 13 Arts Navy water ink. My papers are from the 13 Arts Sunrise collection. Here are links to the CE products used: Small Circle StencilSmall Bokeh StampButtonsFourish Butterfly Set 2 Can’t wait to see your take on the Challenge! For close-ups, please visit my blog by clicking on my name above. And Happy May Day!


Dana Tatar

Lisa Simpson for President Vans 80s Inspired Neon Scrapbook Layout with Chipboard Embellishments

I’m supporting a favorite animated character and paying tribute to one of America’s TV families with this Lisa Simpson for President Vans neon 80s scrapbook layout. I recently picked up this pair of kicks and immediately thought they were perfect this challenge. I was inspired by the neon color palette of the challenge image. For the twist I repeated both circle and lightening bolt shapes. (I hope I’m not the only crafter that still has American Crafts vinyl pieces from 2008!) I used a Circle Doodle Frame around the photo of the shoes, that I colored simply with paint pens and embellished with yellow enamel dots. I used several words from the 80’s Slang Word Chipboard Set to create my title, which I embossed light purple to match the shoes.


Laura Gilhuly

Welcome to the May challenge!  This challenge really made me step out of my comfort zone and use brighter colors!  The image really made me think of a music album so that is the inspiration I chose!  For the twist I used many repeat patterns in both stencil and chipboard!  I used the Harlequin Stencil, Small circle Stencil, Small Squares Stencil, Circle Bokeh Stencil, Hexagon Panel, Hexagons, Music Note Border, and Title.


Debbie Sherman

 Hello and welcome to the Creative Embellishments May Challenge!  You will have fun with this one!  I repeated the butterflies on this tag for the twist.  It was a challenge for me but I gave it my best.  I made this large tag with some of the colors that are in the image and the used the butterflies for my repeat pattern. The chipboard pieces I used are the Monarch Butterfly Set and the Flourish 29 .



Debbie Burns

Hi everyone and welcome to the May Challenge. This challenge was a challenge for me with the bright colors and patterns, wasn’t sure what to go with and in the end I chose circles.   I created this canvas in hues of blue and purples.  I started off by stamping the background using the Circle Bokeh Stamp.  I then applied two colors of mist, blue and purple.  Tucked within my layers are pieces from the Circles Panel, which I embossed with some purple embossing powder and Distressed Punchinella Pieces, also embossed with purple embossing powder.

Hope you’ll join us.  Can’t wait to see what inspires you to create!


Maggi Harding – Scrap, Travel & Bark!

The minute I saw the inspiration photo I knew exactly the paper and chippy I was using!  I didn’t have an appropriate photo so I just made an inspiration piece using 2 ephemera cards.  I’ve had the Elephant Border  border for a while and was happy to have a great use for it! I painted the elephants with grey chalkboard paint.   In the corners I used  Large Flourish Corner 3 and painted them orange and then misted with a flourescent Lindy’s mist.  This is a great challenge to try something different, I dare you!!  xoxo Maggi


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