Month: April 2014

Printable Tags

I made some printable tags to match my watercolor art card for Mother’s Day.  Now when you buy the Mother’s Day card you  receive 8 printable ‘any occasion’ tags on each printed page as well.  Print as many pages as you like of course!   ACN PRINTABLE ART A Creative Need Digital Stamp Images

Goddess Tape Spring Card

My sweet friend recently gave me several rolls of Goddess Tape! Lucky me!!  I had some time to play today, and made a Spring card.  This Decorative Tape is gorgeous! It’s called Turn a New Leaf; I just love the pretty Spring colors and leaf pattern.       TIP: To get a nice clean punched edge and not have the tape stick to your punches, 🙂  stick the tape to white cardstock, then punch out your border and  shapes.I also made some super simple magnets.  All you need is the decorative tape, a magnetic sheet (Elmer’s or Avery) and some paper punches…   Hear what others are saying about this card!  Read more here: Have a creative day! Deena  

Watercolor Flowers for Mother’s Day

Have any of you tried Corel Painter?  I am playing with digital water coloring in the 30 day trial version of Corel Painter X3 right now and I have to say that I love the ‘real watercolor’ brushes!  I was inspired to play in this week’s SCS IC438 so I painted these flowers to get a feel for the different brushes and I’m happy with the results. What do you think?  I am really a beginner of course so don’t judge to harshly! 🙂  I have a lot to learn, but I still think it’s pretty! Traditionally, I’ve painted with acrylics, but I just love the look of water colors and painting and blending colors is so soothing to me, so I thought this was a great time to practice.  I used my new digital stamp illustration as a starting point for the painting and this is what I ended up with.  Now, if only I could afford to buy the software!   Here’s the Mother’s Day CAS card I made with it too…         and finally, here is …

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! Kren           Gail Peggy 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!! Deena

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.   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″”   Have a creative day! Deena 

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   “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! ACN PRINTABLE ART …

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! Deena   A Creative Need Digital Stamp Images   ACN PRINTABLES SHOP

APRIL New Release Digi Stamps!

  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!   Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Deena