August Challenge

August Challenge

AND THE WINNER OF THE AUGUST CHALLENGE BY RANDOM DRAW IS………………………….

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KIKI HALBERT

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Please shoot me an email with your  email address so I can set up and email your voucher.

Thanks to everyone who played along this month!!

Wow we are halfway through summer already! It’s August challenge time! This month be inspired by the picture and for the twist use a song title  for the title of your project. Easy peasy!! Don’t forget to mention in your blog post how you were inspired by the picture. (challenge rules at the end of the post)

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Now onto the amazing DT reveal!!

Michelle Gallant

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I love song lyrics challenges and I even found a perfect title piece in the store for this challenge!!  My favorite part of this LO is the cute little film strip on the photo!  I added a couple hearts to finish the LO.

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Karan Gerber

I was moved by the yellows and browns in the inspiration photo and the song that inspired this layout is “My Wish” by “Rascall Flatts”  I did a lot of background work on this project so i incorporated four of the stamps into the background along with  one of the 6×6 Panels and the Together Frame Set.

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Our August challenge photo looks very musical and I was inspired by the wavy lines in the music staff.
 So, I opted to use a photo of our granddaughter playing the piano right before her wedding. After using a stencil and molding paste on my background, I started with the Simple Quatrefoil Panel as a layer beneath my photo and wanted to also use something wavy as in the photo. Since it was something I’ve been meaning to use, I chose one of the Wavy Film Strips.  Both of these pieces of chipboard were painted with black acrylic paint.  I don’t often go with black, so this was a little twist for me. I created a bit of a shine with some Prima Vintage Metal Bloom spray. My song title was computer generated: Ode to Joy.
I took more time with the Flourish 22 that I’ve tucked into my floral cluster. It was gessoed and then misting with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Green with Envy Green. Next, I inked it with Ranger Distress ink pad in Peeled Paint. I ran my dry green gelato over that and rubbed it in with my finger. This gave me some texture. I finished up the piece with some Sweet Alfalfa from my Twinkling H2Os. While I tucked in flowers and cheesecloth here and there, I added my I Love Music Flair. If you look in the bottom right corner, you can see that I’ve used my faithful Distressed Crackle Stamp. My apologies! It’s my fave!
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This months inspiration photo inspired me on this little card I have made. I loved the swirl of flowers on the inspo photo and the gold tones of color. My title is from Pharrell Williams song “Happy”. I have used a frame from the Fancy Rectangle Frame set and cut it into 4 pieces…one for each corner of the card. I also tucked in pieces of the Moroccan Lattice Panel with the clusters.

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Emilia van den Heuvel

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When I saw this month’s challenge, I knew in an instant which picture I’m going to use! To create my layout I used the color palette from the inspiration photo, but I added also red and black to match the colors of my picture. And for the title of my page I used one of my favorite Michael Jackson’s song “You Rock My World”.

I sprayed my background with brown and red Glimmer Mist and when the paint has dried I stamped a random pattern using black ink and Creative Embellishments Distressed Chicken Wire Stamp.

Embellishing my picture was easy. I altered my center piece – the Steampunk Guitar – with bronze embossing powder and I added a few extra cogs using Mini Gears Set 3/4″ and Gears 1″ set.

For my title I used the large frame from the You Rock Frame Set, which I altered with red glittery embossing powder. To finish off my design I added a subtitle #CUTE, using one of the words from the Social Hash Tags set.

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Tammy Henderson

Hello all! I love the inspo this month! Music is one of my favorite things next to scrapping! Last month was mine and my hubby’s 21st Anniversary. We took a little trip alone and celebrated it. We actually got off course on our journey to our destination. It was a good thing tho. We found this wonderful park in Mammoth Springs AR. This photo was actually taken at the park. I used the twist part of the challenge this month and used the song “Faithfully” by Journey as the title to my LO. This was our dating song. Seemed to fit together like peas and carrots! The yummy papers from from Flying Unicorn’s August KOM and the yummy Creative Embellishment chippies danced together to create a wonderful magical page to remember our special day together!

For the purple BG I used the Grunge Music Note BG Stamp. I just used a Prima Little inker in pastel Violet to ink up with. Keeping with the Music theme.

The Wavy Music Note Boarder was colored with a Faber Castell big pen brush (Manganese Violet) then I used the little inker in the pastel violet to highlight in a few areas. For the final touch on this piece I used some versa mark ink and some Pearl Ex Gray Lavender to dust with in random areas.

I used one of the Iron Fence set for the fence area. On this piece I first colored it with a little inker in pastel brown, then stamped with a tatter angels stamp that was a small crackle. Then I went over again with Cloud White Dew Drop inker. I loved the way this turned out. It looks so distressed and yummy!

The Lamp Post was done in the same manner as the Music note border. Just with a little addition of some pearls.

Hope to see you playing along this month with us!

NICOLLE KRAMER

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I had a ton of fun with the inspiration picture this month. Music is a big part of my life. Pandora is playing on my sonos almost all day. No TV for this chick. The pictures in this layout were from my sons 21st B-day. It tickles me when everyone is having a good time. One of my fave songs is Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince.. I was inspired to use  the colors and the music elements from the picture above. I stamped our music sheet note image using black soot stain to the background paper. I altered  the Summertime title piece woth and ombre effect using prima chalk edgers in yellow and orange. The chicken wire panel I cut apart and applied Tim holtz brushed pewter stain. The wavy music border I heat embossed using weathered wood distressed powder. I then applied a bit of black ink and gesso here and there for more of  a distressed look. I altered flourish 14 the exact same way. The hexagon pieces I framed the pictures with I simply added black with a Faber castell big pitt pen. The wood veneer music notes were altered with a yellow and orange Faber Castell big  pitt pen.

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Challenge Rules:

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


    • Heather Thompson
    • August 3, 2014
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    LOL the only songs I can think of are Dora the explorer. These projects are amazing.

  • Awesome reveal everyone!!! xoxox

    • Geraldine
    • August 1, 2014
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    Wonderful inspiration from everyone, and great challenge.

    • Tammy Henderson
    • August 1, 2014
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    Soooo Stunning everyone!!

    • Lynn
    • August 1, 2014
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    Ww oh wow great reveal.

    • Shona
    • August 1, 2014
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    wow everyone..amazing reveal! gorgeous creations!

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