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Happy September!! It’s time for a new challenge!! Happy Birthday to us. We are 7 years old!! Thanks so much for all who have stuck with us through all the years. We appreciate you all more then you know. xox

Please be inspired by 1 element in the picture below that our own design team member Sandi Clarkson created for this months challenge. The TWIST: add rust to your project!

Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of September 1st, 2020.
*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.

Now onto the DT’s creations!

Sandi Clarkson ~ Soft Side of Sandi

Welcome to September, everyone! Today I’m sharing my take on the Challenge photo which depicts varying degrees of urban decay. I chose a photo by Bryon P. Davis who spent 6 years photographing deserted buildings and other forms of urban abandonment. Some of it is very haunting. The twist this time is to use “Rust” on your project. The various Creative Embellishments  pieces I’ve used are: Door Set 2, custom ,  Moroccan Lattice Panel, Large Clock Face 5″, Keys, Japanese Tea SetLife Documented, and Vintage Lantern.  Also the Distressed Moroccan Stamp. For more details and close-ups, please visit my blog. Can’t wait to see your Challenge entries.


Wow! I can’t believe it’s September already! For this challenge, I used photos from a church we visited on our trip to Germany last summer. I added rust to some chipboard pieces using some mists. I used these pieces: Industrial Light Hanging Chandelier, Industrial Hanging Light Bulbs, Adventure Word Set, Vintage Lantern. Check out my blog to see close ups and how I created this page. I am looking forward to seeing your take on this challenge! https://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/

Debbie Burns

Hi everyone and welcome to the September Challenge!  I love the moodboard this month.  So many elements to choose from. I was drawn to the windows and doors.  I used the Large Window for the base.  I used a mixture of paint and Prima Mini Art Stones to achieve the texture on all of the chipboard pieces, along with various colors of Prima Rust Paste, paints and waxes. Papers are from Craft O Clock Hazy Street  collection.  I love the rusted look of the Large Key, along with Door Knockers and Simple Key Hole Plates. The twist to the September Challenge is to add rust.  Behind the Tim Holtz Idea Ology Paper Doll I used a piece from Arched Windows Set 2.  I added a couple of pieces from Grunge Roman Numerals.  Lots of layering and fussy cutting to add additional elements.  I hope you’ll join us this month.  Can’t wait to see what you create.

Debbie Sherman

Hello friends!  Welcome to the September challenge!  The moodboard this month offers so many starting points, however the twist for this challenge is to use Rust.

I simply used the color Rust in various areas of my card set, the background papers, leaves and bow.  I stamped a sentiment and framed it with the Twig Frame and Fall Leaves.

I used distress oxide Ink to color them .  To finish off the cards I added flowers and a bow.  I hope you’re join us for the September challenge!  Can’t wait to see what you create!

Jessica Larios

Hello everyone! Jess here with some rustic September inspiration. Here I have a couple of large grungy steampunk tags to share with you today. The image inspired me to create some masculine art this month. As some of you know, one of my favorite themes is masculine. So when I saw this mood board, I was instantly inspired to use some Distressed Grid Pieces to which I altered using some of my own homemade texture paste. To add a bit more masculinity, I added some screw heads from the Screw Head Set with which I also altered using the same texture paste. The paper dolls help set in the masculine look. The quotes, I believe, tell stories about each doll that enhances their posture, body language, and overall look. The wings are in place to represent the freedom they’ve given themselves in life.

Maggi Harding

Scrap, Travel & Bark

Happy September!  Maggi here to share a masculine rusty layout with you.  The rusty truck reminded me of this photo of my Dad, after he rolled his Dad’s car in a ditch!  Oops!  I used the Steampunk Gear Panel behind my photo to give it prominence on the page.  I think the panel really makes the photo stand out.    I also used the Steampunk Clock Corner on the left side.  Both of these pieces were heat embossed with Stampendous aged copper embossing enamel.  To finish it off I added gears from the Gear 1 1/2″ (Set of 12)Gear Set 2 Medium,  and Gear Set 2 Small.  I used Prima rusting paste to age and rust the gears.  I love the effect!  Hope to see your challenge creation!
Hi everyone!  Welcome to the September challenge!  I love this months mood board!  It was perfect for this photo of Cody and his first day of college!


Welcome to another challenge and month over at Creative Embellishments. Today I have such a treat, this is a canvas I put together with lots of goodies. This months twist is to use Rust. And let me tell you I hit the brief on this one.

Steampunk Stamperia

 I had recently picked up some moulds and have been jonzing to use them. So I took inspiration from all the rush and vintage and the general colours of the mood board to put together my canvas.Using a canvas, I added a layer of rice paper. Covering and blending the rice paper with resist paste and chalk paints, I blending and patch the background. I added more texture on the background with the Rivit stencil and some bronze crackle paste.I started with the steampunk pipe corners medium gears, pipe works. Using a variety of acrylics and texture paste, I add texture and then did various layers of paint to blend to get the look I am striving for.As far as the mould goes for, I made the mould out of fast setting resin. I applied a white coat of gesso before painting and blending based off the colours of the photos. I loved the pop of blue to incorporate the background of the canvas.Using the Rivet Stencil I did add more texture to the background. I used a crackle paste to add to the aged look I was going for.

Here is a short video of the process.


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