Month: March 2014

Digital Art Print

I was inspired to create this art journal page by a book that I read when i was a young girl, called The Secret Garden.  Have you ever read it?  I remember falling in love with it! I so enjoyed the mysterious, magical  garden and how it awakened my love of nature.   “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett “SECRET GARDEN DREAMS” ~Bird and Floral images are my original digital illustrations- FEATHERED FRIEND and PEAR BLOSSOMS ~Background is VINTAGE STAIN PAPER IN BLUE with added paint splotched edges and water stains. ~Young girl is a digitally altered vintage image with a digital paper pieced nightgown, using my own DARE TO DREAM Digital Papers. Have a creative day! Deena

March Challenge Inspiration

Hello.  I hope your schedules are not too busy because there’s still time to join in our MARCH CHALLENGE!  Here’s another lovely creation from our DT member Kren to inspire you! Kren I love her colorful background using this month’s challenge colors: Yellow, Pink and Blue. Join us and don’t forget to pick up your FREE IMAGE here! Have a creative day, my friends!

New Digital Stamps and a Giveaway!

March is always a sweet month for me, with my birthday celebration on the 2nd, and the promise of Spring in the air! Now I want to share the celebrations with you!  I think the new ACN release brings some sweet treats for everyone.  As in keeping with my blog and shop name, A Creative Need, I am always trying to think of ways to satisfy everyone’s needs!  I love drawing and designing and I work hard to create new images that card makers, crafters, mixed media artists and scrappers will enjoy using in their own unique way!   I hope these will please you.  I am always open to suggestions and ideas from my creative and crafty friends! 🙂 So, I have thought to sell some of my digital images as sets! An economical way to purchase digital images, as with anything, buying in bulk is often the way to go!  I’ve made available a complete set of digital stamps for less than you would  pay if you were to purchase each image individually. …

ACN MARCH Challenge

 This month we have some fun color inspiration for you! MARCH CHALLENGE #17 – BLUE, YELLOW, & PINK Thanks so much to all of you who entered the February challenge!  I can’t wait to see what else you have to share with us this month! Keep that creativity coming! Pinterest Inspiration Photo TO JOIN IN THE CHALLENGE CLICK HERE OUR FEBRUARY WILD THING challenge WINNER is …  JENNIFER SCULL Congratulations Jenn! Please go to the A Creative  Need SHOP and choose any 2 digital images you would like! E-mail me your choices at Here is what our creative team came up with for this challenge using some of the new ACN MARCH IMAGES… Deborah Gail Gloria Kren Larissa Lisa Peggy Deena Find all the new MARCH RELEASE IMAGES in the ACN ETSY SHOP! CELEBRATE WITH CUPCAKES  SERVING CUPCAKES TO JOIN IN THE CHALLENGE CLICK HERE

Happy Day!

Happy Day! This is my interpretation of the sketch challenge this week on SCS. I made a hybrid digi card. I printed and cut my image and popped it up on dimensional foam tape in place of the main image panel.  I added a button for the circle element. I used digi papers for my paper strip panel. They are printed directly onto the main card frame, along with the sentiment at the bottom. Challenges: Crafty Creations – Happy Birthday Have a creative day! Deena

Inspired CASE Study

Hello friends!   March is finally here.  The sun kindly came out this weekend and just in time for my birthday which I celebrated Sunday!  Although it’s still cold, and will be for a little while yet here in Montreal,  I am hopeful that Spring is not too far off in our future! To share my hopeful spirit with you, I have another CAS card to show you today.  I’ve combined two challenges;  CASE STUDY #180 and the Inspiration Challenge on SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS. First up is Danielle Flanders‘ card inspiring us at CASE STUDY this week…SO PRETTY! I chose this photo as my inspiration from the IC430 site POLYVORE : and fell in love with the colors! and here is my card that is a result of being inspired by both challenges… I hope it puts a little hope in your hearts for the forthcoming Spring! Have a wonderful day!  Deena