Mid Month April Challenge Inspiration!

Are you all enjoying APRIL?  Has it been warm? cold? wet? dry? As for my experience here in Montreal, Canada, it’s been cold, wet, snowy and not at all like Spring should be! :(  BUT today I will smile for in my heart I know it will come… eventually!!   It’s also my sweet husband’s birthday today so I am in a cheerful mood! :)

We do have some lovely SPRING inspiration for you for a little boost to this month’s APRIL CHALLENGE: SIGNS OF SPRING.  I hope you will come and join us!



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Aren’t they all super cute?!! I just love the colors and inspired designs! I am seeing those signs of Spring and hearing those birds chirping! Thank you, ladies, for brightening our day!


JOIN IN THE CHALLENGE HERE and have yourselves a lovely and creative APRIL!!


Easter Printables and A Freebie!

I have made a couple of Easter Prints to decorate the house and for sale in my ACNPRINTABLEART SHOP.  I thought I would share one of them as a free printable for you today too.

First up is my HAPPY EASTER CHICKS Digtial Printable that I’ve made using my Digital Chicks image.  I painted the chicks using watercolor brushes in Corel, and created the typography using My Memories software.  If you look closely, you can see that the letters are filled in with my Digital Sponge Dots dp.


ACN Easter Chicks Art Print Preview

Now for your FREEBIE!  I made this Easter Poster with my Digital Image Easter Bunny.  Click on the Image below and Save the .jpg file. Print as large as 8X10″”

ACN Happy Easter Bunnies Print Preview


Have a creative day!


Hello Spring!

I was starting to feel like Spring might never come!  It has been so cold for this time of year.  BUT today I saw a sweet sign of SPRING!  A bunny sat in the sun in my backyard all day, only hopping around occasionally to dig his nose into the grass for food.  So CUTE!

Today’s post is a mixed media digital art piece that I made inspired by  JOURNAL 52‘s Week 14 Prompt was RAIN or SHINE. It rained all day yesterday, so I was truly inspired to make this!  HELLO SPRING!!  You can join in our Signs of Spring challenge until the end of the month, HERE.

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”
― Neltje Blanchan

ACN Spring Rain Art Print Preview

Spring Rain Digital Mixed Media Art


“I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.”
― Millard Kaufman

Celebrating the opening of my Printable art and cards shop!

15% off for my Blog Friends all month long on my printable art and Cards!



Have a creative day!!



For the Love of Coffee Digital Art

Do you recognize the image? It is one of my earlier sketches that I digitized for use as a digi stamp. It is one of my original favorites, probably because of my love for coffee!

I used the image here as a reference for my painting in Corel Painter. I used a captured bristle brush and smeary palette knife with some blending tools for most of the painting and detail work.  The backgrounds were created in Photoshop with use of coffee stain brushes and layered colors in cream, orange, and blue. I so enjoy painting like this.  I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for stopping by!

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For the Love of Coffee Digital Painting

For the Love of Coffee 2 Art Print Preview 1


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Love Me a Cup of Coffee

A Creative Need Digital Stamp Images


ACN Sponsoring Crafty Creations!

Looking for another challenge to get you motivated?  My friends at CRAFTY CREATIONS are having a BLUE and YELLOW color challenge and A CREATIVE NEED is sponsoring this week!

PSST…You could even combine our April SIGNS OF SPRING challenge with theirs and make a  creation in BLUE and YELLOW to enter two challenges!

ACN Bunny Blue Blossoms

APRIL New Release Digi Stamps!

ACN Bird House and Willows Preview

ACN Bird House and Willows

ACN Bunny Preview

ACN Spring Bunny


ACN Spring Bunny and Bird House Preview

ACN Spring Bunny and Bird House

These are a few of the new ACN images for SPRING… and I can tell that I was so dreaming of Spring when I drew them!  I’ve also been playing with paper patterns, coloring, staining and aging a beautiful vintage floral pattern.  So here are two new vintage floral DIGITAL PAPER Packs just in time for spring crafting too!

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Vintage Floral Stain Paper Pk 1

Vintage Stain Floral Paper pk 2

Vintage Stain Floral Paper pk 2


Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!










ACN April Card/Craft Challenge



Our MARCH COLOR challenge WINNER is … WYVERN and here’s her sweet card:



Congratulations Wyvern! Please go to the A Creative Need SHOP and choose any 3 digital images you would like! It is wonderful to see you use the March freebie in your creation!  E-mail me your choices at deenaperreault@gmail.com

Our creative team came up with some really wonderful inspiration for this challenge using some of the new ACN April IMAGES


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Gloria Embid | Intuitive Painting





Happy Easter Three Polka Dot Bunnies

New Release Images are available at A Creative Need Etsy

Bird House and Willows


Spring Bunny and Bird House