March Challenge


march winner



Wow I can’t believe we are in the 3rd month of 2014 already. Time just flies  by and I noticed quicker as we age. 😛

The challenge for this month is to simply use the inspiration picture and design team member Tammy’s amazing sketch. I know for some inspiration pictures are a bit intimidating but they don’t have to be here. You can be inspired by the colors, a small element such as a butterfly , flower, fairy etc. All you need to do is make sure to use 1 element from the picture and combine with the sketch of course. Easy peasy!! It’s all about the fun of creativity here.

Refer to the guidlines below for the challenge.

ce march mood board

The awesome sketch by Tammy Henderson for your continued inspiration.

ce march sketch


Now on to the amazing examples created for this challenge.



I have to admit, I’m not a huge mood board fan. I find I NEVER have the colours that mood boards have, and tend to design “outside the box”. The mood board was filled with turquoise, greens and flowers. Hence my flowers on this masculine layout. The sketch, I flipped it on its side and came up with the layout above.

be you by karan gerber for creative embellishments


Soft Side of Sandi

I adore working with sketches and this one was so much fun! I took my inspiration from the lime green in the inspiration photo. And of course, from the upward flow on the left of the photo and the butterflies themselves . I was able to get 5 fabulous pieces of CE chipboard  on my project. Enjoy!


Michelle Gallant

Scraps and Pixels

Hi everyone!  I’m so very excited to have my first DT LO posted for Creative Embellishments!  I had so much fun this month working with these amazing products.  I was very inspired by the soft colors in this photo.  The sketch was beautiful as well!   I love raw chipboard so I decided to leave it raw on my LO.

I love you

Tammy Henderson

My Scrapping Place

 Hi everyone! So excited to be here! I flipped the sketch to the left and I used the flowers, butterflies and t colors from the inspo pic (yellow, reds and greens). I used my fave chippie style and that is flourishes!! YUMMY!! For these I used Gesso and mists to cover them. While the gesso was still wet I added some seed beads and quickly dried then misted  with color. I also used CE alpha as well same treatment just no seed beads for them.

Emilia van den Heuvel

Few of my Favourite Things

Hello everybody! This is my first post for Creative Embellishments and I’m super excited to be able to share my chippy creation with you. I followed the sketch, but created a boyish layout. I got inspired from the blue and the green on the inspiration picture and the flying petals. To create my project I used the following CE products: chipboard elements – Social Hash Tags, Gears 1 1/2″, Gears 1″, Mini Gears 3/4″, Steampunk Hot Air Balloon,  Chevron Border/Background; rubber stamps – Distressed Chicken Wire background stamp.


Wendy Morris

Life. Paper & Soul.

Hello All! Wendy here and I was inspired by the whimsical feel of the fairy in the inspiration picture to incorporate along with the sketch.  So, I used the CE Wavy Music Note Border for a free flowing feel to my layout.  I attached a resin fairy directly to the music border. The yellow tones in the inspiration picture were my focal for watercolors in a bright yellow to incorporate the light and rhythm with my theme of dreams, the soul, and today “is a new day”.  I don’t really design much with florals, so I reflected in my layout how you can take a sketch and alter with other embellishments yet stick to the sketch design.  So, instead of florals, I used CE wood veneer Music Notes.  The texture of raw chipboard along with wood worked in a beautiful pairing.  Yes!  For the mini corked glass vials, I added sand (from the local beach) into the vials and attached to my layout.  Then, I added some rubons to the vials.  To wrap it up, I finished up my layout with a bit of bling swirls, stamped greetings on labels, and plastic letters.


Nicolle Kramer 


Hi Nicolle here and I was inspired by many different elements from the inspiration photo. I was most inspired by the springy  colors.  However the flow of the  background looked  so cool to me I went ahead to do my best to mimic it.  To create the  background I applied different colors of chalk all over the paper.  To keep with the flow of the petals I used a prima petal stencil and modeling paste. The fairy also inspired me. I had to add some wings to my page. Lastly I also added some yummy flowers.



Doris Widder


I’m so excited about the first Creative Embellishments challenge reveal with the new team! For my page, I decided to create a mixed media whimsical page with lots of fussy cut flowers. To create the background, I used various tissue papers that I crumpled and glued to the bg cardstock, mimicking the placement of the colors from the inspiration photo. I then brought out the wrinkles with gesso and doodled along the edges with a PITT marker. I was also inspired by the flowers and butterflies from the inspo pic and I carried over the wings from the fairy into my title.

Angel of Mine


Challenge Rules:

>Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of March 1st  2014.
>Please add your entry to our InLinkz box below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
>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. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please no back linking.
>Combining with other challenges is permitted.
>You DO NOT have to use CE products on your projects.
Can’t wait to see how you are inspired by our challenge. Link up your project for a chance to win a $20.00 gift voucher to the store.

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    • Ashley
    • April 13, 2014
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    Hello, I have tried emailing the above address - I was the winner! (yay!) My emails keep getting returned 'unable to send." Please help! Thanks Ashley

      • admin
      • April 14, 2014
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      Sorry, I will have my hubby check into things. I will email your voucher. Keep and eye out or it in your email and be sure to check your spam folder as well. xoxox

  • Love your projects! Thanks for the challenge. :)

    • CJ scrappy
    • March 14, 2014
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    These layouts are stunning, I can only dream of being that creative or even to find time as I am sure you ladies work long hard hours to create such beauties

    • Wendy
    • March 12, 2014
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    AWESOMEEEEEE entries peeps! Keep 'em coming!! :)

  • Stunning inspiration! I need to get this done!

  • Fantastic examples for the March challenge, ladies! You all did an AWESOME job! :-D

    • Karrie
    • March 2, 2014
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    Everything is so beautiful! And I am in love with that steampunk balloon! Wendy Morris

    • Wendy
    • March 1, 2014
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    Loved this challenge! Awesome job teammates! :)

  • Amazing Reveal team!! Whoot WHoot!! Stunning creations ladies!! :)

    • Sandi Clarkson
    • March 1, 2014
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    Fabulous Challenge .. and first Reveal! Woohoo!

  • What an amazing reveal!!!

    • LisaM
    • March 1, 2014
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    Gorgeous work ladies and fun challenge!

    • March 1, 2014
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    beautiful projects form everyone and the inspirational picture and sketch are awesome! thanks for featuring my layout in the other post :)

    • libeeti
    • March 1, 2014
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    What an awesome reveal! The DT made fab layouts, with different takes on the inspiration photo, so that everyone can find a way to relate to that photo. Great job, ladies! I really enjoyed looking at your works, and I put on my mojo hat to participate in this challenge.

    • Shona
    • March 1, 2014
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    gorgeous creations :)

    • admin
    • March 1, 2014
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    Whoot whooot! Awesome reveal ladies!! Ya'll rock!!! xoxoxo

    • Karan
    • March 1, 2014
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    beautiful projects everyone, awesome first reveal, love how everyone used a variety of the awesome chipboard.

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