Month: July 2014

Sweet Elephant Mixed Media

I’ve been using my baby elephant digital image  in different ways, and here is the latest result….a mixed media print. I painted and distressed a background in blue, teal and oatmeal  to create my paper…   added in my blue bird and stencil stenciled in my elephant using a digital stencil I created from my original drawing… then I painted in some of my long stem florals that you may have seen used a few weeks back in my  Long Stem Floral Digital Paper Pack. I gave a print of this to my friend’s 3 year old daughter who just loved it!  I’m quite sure the next time I go over it will be up on her bedroom wall and she will take me by hand to see it! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day! Deena Advertisements

Watercolour Illustrtation~Mini Mushroom Village

I’m so excited to share this illustration today! This creative piece just makes me happy! It just puts a smile on my face!  I really enjoyed the process of creating it, and now it holds a special place in my heart. This digital watercolour was inspired by Danielle Donaldson‘s workshop CREATIVE GIRL: LAND OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS .  Danielle works with traditional media, and creates her beautiful art in pencil, watercolour, acrylics and papers. I have been practising my digital painting techniques and was really excited about creating a ‘mixed media’ piece in a completely digital format. I approach a digital piece much the same as I do a traditional piece.  I start with a white canvas and build my paint up in layers. Here are a few photos of my process… I painted in watercolours for the background with different brush work, and then sketched in my mushroom houses in pencil.  I painted with more watercolours and white acrylic on the next two layers… …finishing my illustration with pen and white liquid ink. (All Digital) …

New Elephant Parade Digi Papers!

What’s new at A Creative Need?  A BABY ELEPHANT Digi Stamp and An Elephant Parade Digital paper pack! These cute little elephants are marching to the tune of 5 different cool safari colours…   I create my papers at a card (and printer) friendly 6″ x 6 inch size, but they can easily be resized larger or smaller.  All papers and images are created and saved at a high 300 dpi resolution so they look great even when you print them larger. SUPER DEAL TODAY ONLY!! Buy the Digital Stamp Image and get the Elephant Parade paper pack FREE!! Add both items to cart and use COUPON CODE : ELEP24 (expires July 24th midnight eastern time)     Baby Elephant Digital Stamp   I made a nursery room print using him…isn’t he a cutie?   Thanks for stopping by! You know I love your company! 😉 Deena 

Creative Blog Hop

Hello creative friends! I have been asked by Claire from CREATIVE MAKING,  to participate in a  blog hop.  This blog hop is unique in that it is not just among card makers or scrappers but has included writers, illustrators, and other creative genres as well along the way! Claire is a very talented cardmaker, quilt maker, cross stitcher and more!! It was very gracious of her to think of me to participate in this too! Thank you Claire! Here is a short bio about myself if you are new to my blog… I am an artist and crafter, traditional and digital painter, avid card maker, and miniaturist, and I am passionate about creating! I am happily married to my best friend and we have two beautiful boys who try our patience, but also fill our hearts with joy, every day! I have always loved to draw and I began creating digital stamp images for use in my card making, art journals, and scrapbook designs.  My drawing and painting style is influenced by simple, everyday moments and natural …

More DT Inspiration for our Vacation/Travel Challenge

Hello my creative friends! How is your summer going?  Any travel plans yet? Or maybe you’ve just returned from a lovely trip?  I have not yet had my vacation, but I am so looking forward to some beach time with my family!! Have you scrapped about your vacation, dreaming about your next exotic travels? Or maybe you need to make a  BON VOYAGE card for a friend? OUR CHALLENGE this month is all about VACATION and TRAVEL!  So get your travel groove on and share your summer vacation scrap pages, art journals, cards and crafts HERE! Now for a little inspiration to help motivate you from the lovely ACN ladies! Gail Gloria   Peggy Thank you for stopping by! I am always happy to see you!! 🙂 Have a creative day!! Deena x