Month: January 2014

Post Card Printables

I altered a few vintage postcards that I picked up at Graphics Fairy by adding my own art images,  some new text, and picking elements from a few different vintage cards to recreate my own versions here. I just love the look of vintage and it was great fun to mix and match different vintage images! Printable Postcards Have a creative day! Deena

CAS New Home

I made a CAS card for the CASology challenge this week… the key word was CONTRAST…which inspired me to use contrasting colors (coral and turquoise) to make my image pop. I used only four layered digital elements to create my card starting with airbrushed graffiti in coral. The next layer is watercolor paint spatters in turquoise.  Then I placed my Country Heart Chair image and finished with the sentiment.  Super simple and I love the painted background, as it makes me think of painting the walls of a new home! I created all the digital background elements I used here with Corel Painter Essentials 4.  An old version but fabulous nevertheless.  I love digital painting! I can get as creative as I like and use different medias (acrylics, watercolors) and brushes all without the mess! Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Deena  

Case Study Cherries

This week’s Case Study caught my eye! This is my take on it. Instead of a painted backdrop, I made a sponged grunge frame in green and added my cherries image. I painted the CHERRIES using Corel Painter.  I created the sentiment (computer generated), printed it  on canvas textured card stock and finished with a little red button . Have a creative day and thanks for stopping by! Deena

A Couple of Post Christmas Cards

Just before Christmas I cased a card from my friend Peggy’s SCS gallery; I loved all the layers!  She had suggested that we case a card from each other’s gallery when we got together last, which was a lot of fun!  So here is what I did… I used ACN’s Christmas Wreath for my image. and Peggy made this card casing a card from my SCS gallery…. I love the papers she chose! She also used an ACN Image called BELLS and HOLLY. Thanks for stopping by; I hope you are keeping well as I know there are alot of colds and flus around this time of year!  Try to stay healthy and have fun crafting!  Deena


Happy NEW YEAR to all of you and your families! May 2014 bring you health and happiness! OUR JANUARY CHALLENGE is here!  CHALLENGE # 15: DIE CUTS/PUNCHES Challenge  OUR DECEMBER (CHRISTMAS CAS)challenge WINNER is… NanaConnie!!  with this beautiful card: Congratulations!!  NanaConnie, please choose 2 images from the A Creative Need shop and e-mail your choices to! I would like to introduce our newest ACN Design Team Members… A warm welcome to Deb and Larissa! They are joining Lisa, Maria, Kren, Gail and myself  here at A Creative Need. Have a look at the creations we have to share with you this month…   LISA is using STUFFED BEAR WITH BOW KREN is using GET WELL LITTLE BEAR  DEBORAH LARISSA GAIL DEENA Now let’s see what you will do! Have fun and be sure to  link your creations back here when you are done! GUIDELINES FOR ENTRY: I would love to see what you do with any of my ACN images, and I’m making it easy to do so by giving you a FREE IMAGE every month! Join in the challenge ANYTIME THIS MONTH and …