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Hello CE friends! I hope everyone is having a fun and safe summer or winter wherever you may be in the world!

It’s time for another challenge!

Please be inspired by 1 element from the picture below. The TWIST is to leave some white space on the page or project.

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Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of August 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.




This layout you should enjoy. It started out as a challenge from Maggi. She almost dared me to just create with no limits other than the “white space.” She gave me a white piece of paper. (Because I didn’t bring any of my own). And said “look at these hexagons, you could make this work” based on the sketch. If you could only imagine how this conversation went. Ok, I am always up for a good challenge, but white space isn’t really my thing. But a few drinks in me, I’m up for anything. Now you will find enjoyment out of the video. Nothing like epic fail, but in the end, it actually looks kinda nice. So a little back story of the photo. This photo is from our trip to Nebraska before Covid. Downtown Omaha is such a beautiful area. So many interesting buildings and after the background was figured out. Hahahaha this was by total trial and error. But I worked on the Hexagon pieces with a base of paint to match the photo. Then some patches of resist paste before a top layer of white paint. I heat set the resist paint and wipe away while it is still hot. I worked more on the background with white paste with the Hexagon Bokeh Stencil. I used the bold white to make more white space, I still wasn’t sure I had enough white on the page. I did the same background technique on the Hexagon Pieces as the attempt on the background. After applying a quick layer of paint on the Palm Leaves 2 and the Daisy Set, I put it all together. I think I made this in record time. Maybe 30 minutes. Inhibitions were not in the way here. Whiskey will do that. Nothing like the hot mess express here. But I think I came together rather nicely. I actually am surprised at my self that I actually accomplished white space, Or maybe I don’t know what white space means.

So with the video on how this went from white, to what is she doing?……to now what the heck is she doing? to Hmmmmmm this might just look ok.




Welcome to the August challenge- use white space. I was inspired by the colors, cacti and hexagons in the photo. I used patterned papers from Heidi Swapp September Skies and Ticket To Ride on the top half of my layout and under my photos. I decided the bottom half would be my white space. I added some watercolor and used black ink and the Distressed Crackle Stamp to add a bit of color. I colored few of the Succulents with Lindy’s mists and added them to both sides of my photos and used a partial one at the bottom of my layout. I added some Grunge Arrows and used the Chunky Alphabets for my title. I am excited to see your white space!

Dana Tatar

Clean and Simple Wander Far and Wide Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakefront Scrapbook Layout

Hi friends! The challenge this month was the perfect opportunity for me to document my hike over the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes in Glen Arbor, Michigan. I don’t always exercise, but when I do, I cram an entire years worth of activity into a couple of hours. This hike was a challenge! We climbed up and down 450 feet of loose sand during the 3.5 mile round trip hike. The crystal clear water of Lake Michigan felt like absolute heaven at the half-way point. I think I only survived the hike so that I could record this event for future generations! I left the entire left half of the page untouched to fulfill the white space requirement of this challenge. I went minimal with the embellishments to keep the design clean and simple, only adding a couple of stickers over the photo and an embossed cactus from the Succulents Set.

Tracy McLennon

Hello crafty friends! I love a good challenge, and this month’s is no exception. I wanted to create my layout with a similar light and earthy colour scheme, as well as keep it feminine. Then there’s the extra challenge of leaving some white space….no problem!

Creative Embellishments Chipboard Used:

Travel Word Set 1
Ornate Pieces

For this layout I kept treating the chipboard pieces pretty easy. I simply covered both pieces using a Lavender Sparkle embossing powder. Then I added some light green gems to the Ornate Piece that I used as a border up the left hand side of my layout. For all of the details on how I created my August Challenge layout, you can pop over to my blog HERE.

Be Wild, Be Free with Jess Larios

Hey! Welcome back! Today, I have some new inspiration for you. You know how much I love using my favorite chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments. I am inspired by the hexagon tiles for the shape that you see throughout the project. The color palette is also inspired by the tiles. When I look at the inspiration photo I got a desert lifestyle kind of vibe which explains how I came up with the composition. I’m not going to lie, this wasn’t an easy one for me. In the end, I do love what came of all the little pieces I put together.

First thing I did was using my Small Hexagons Stencil and some of my own texture paste. While that dried, I altered my Succulents and Distressed Hexagon Pieces using some acrylic paints and wax. Then I alter my wolf casting using impasto paint and a little wax. Now that all our pieces are done, we can begin laying down the hexagon pieces. Use some cardboard to pop us your succulent pieces. Finally, you can put down your wolf casting. To fill in all the spaces, layer some flowers randomly. Lastly, add some glass glitter and some flower pearls to add some glitz and glam. To finish it off distress the edges of the canvas and a couple of sticker quotes.



Good morning!  I am excited to see all your entries in this months awesome challenge!
I was inspired by the colors, tone and the hexagons!  I used the On The Beach Word Set, Hexagons, Flourish Set 14, and the Infinite Circle Frame.


Debbie Sherman  


Hello friends!  The August Challenge is here!  the challenge is to use white space and be inspired by the one element in the photo.  My element was the succulents and then I also found myself inspired by the turquoise.  I used the Succulents Set

I altered them by inking them with chalk ink and then going over them with Turquoise wax rub.

I used leather cording and a Turquoise tear drop shaped bead as and accent as well as small pink flowers to embellish.



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