Just a quick post today to share Gloria’s DT project this month! Gloria used LAZY DAYS Digital Stamp to create this lovely vacation scene for the May Challenge: Favourite Moments with Mom . I hope it helps inspire you to make your own creation. There is still time to join us for the challenge and maybe win a few digital images! 🙂 Have a creative day and thank you for stopping by!! Deena x
The WINNER of our January Challenge is: 2amscrapper from LOTSA SCRAP! Congratulations!! Please choose your 4 images from my A Creative Need SHOP and send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your choices! 2amscrapper used the ACN freebie this month so she will receive 2 free digital images for being our winner PLUS 2 BONUS images for using an ACN image in her entry!! This month we are asking you to tell us what your heart desires… LOVE AND DESIRE…What FILLS YOUR HEART? LINK UP YOUR ENTRIES HERE Now for some love from our team!! They are sharing their Love and Desire projects with you to fill your hearts with inspiration! Kitt Merlina Larissa Gloria Peggy Deena The new MY HEART NEEDS ART DOODLE FLOWERS and DOODLE FRAME are now available in the A Creative Need SHOP! Have fun creating your heart’s desires!! Have a creative day!! Deena x
Hello again! Did you miss me? I apologize for not posting more regularly, but it’s been a busy summer. My boys are going back to school this week and I am a little sad of it. The summer flew by and I will miss the long warm days and not having a schedule or routine. I’m sure we will adapt again quickly to the bagged lunches, rushed mornings, and homework routines! As summer is waning, I know many of you are still working in the garden and enjoying those late summer blooms and trying to rejuvenate others. These images are for you, I hope you enjoy them! This is the best way I have found to enjoy the garden as I do not have a green thumb! Click on the image to take you to the Etsy shop. This month’s FREEBIE is a lovely GARDEN URN, so don’t forget to pick it up for your scrap booking or card making! Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!! Come back Friday for our SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE and DT INSPIRATION!
If you haven’t heard yet….our JUNE CHALLENGE #20 is Anything Goes! AND even better… all challenge takers featuring an ACN IMAGE in their creation this month is an automatic winner! At the end of the month I will send you a brand new ACN Image directly to your e-mail inbox. Be sure to include your e-mail when linking up. 1 image/ person. So go back and find an ACN freebie that you’ve already downloaded or pick up this month’s FREEBIE and play with it! Keep those fabulous creations coming, I love to see them and visit your blogs too! Our MAY challenge WINNER is ART and SOUL Creations (BARBARA BRUDER) with this lovely card… Congratulations BARBARA!! Please visit the A Creative Need SHOP and e-mail me your 2 single digital image choices at email@example.com! Thank you for playing everyone!! Here our the lovely creations from our DT this month for your enjoyment and inspiration! Have fun creating! GLORIA used ACN’s SCHOOLBOY to create this beautiful path filled with sunshine and happiness! GAIL has a jump start on her Christmas cards using ACN’s LAMPLIGHT SNOWMAN image. Larissa is jumping …
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
I’m slowly getting my Christmas cards made! These are my classic Christmas Wreaths in traditional colors of red and green. How are your Christmas cards coming along? Visit A Creative Need ETSY SHOP to use this image in your own unique creations! These are the CHALLENGES I am entering: My Heart Pieces-red and green CAS-ual Fridays– CAS Christmas Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! Deena
This CAS card is accented with 4 scored lines across the top, and colored in traditional red and green, the SPRIG OF HOLLY takes the spotlight and finishes with a simple sentiment. Not much more to explain here right?! I do so love a simply festive card! I colored the image using airbrushes in COREL Painter Essentials 4. My hand drawn digitized image SPRIG OF HOLLY is available at A Creative Need Etsy. The sentiment is computer generated. I’m entering this CAS card in the following challenges… CAS on Sunday– One Layer Wonder! CAS-ual Fridays: CFC120-Curtain Call CAS-ual Christmas Speedy Fox and Friends #186– Red Christmas The Crafty Bloggers Network– Christmas Dream Valley Challenges– CAS ACN Challenge– Ribbons or Buttons (ribbon on image) Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day!!
DESIGN TEAM CALL If you are interested in designing cards, journal pages, scrapbook pages or other paper crafts with A Creative Need digital stamp images I would love to hear from you! Digital, hybrid, and traditional designers are welcome! What would be asked of you… Create and post 1 or 2 projects (card, scrap page, journal page etc.) on your own blog using the A Creative Need images provided to you, in keeping with the ACN challenge of the month. E-mail me a photo of your creation(s) so I can post it here on the ACN blog, on the first Friday of each month. Provide links to the monthly images and to the A Creative Need shop in your project post. Invite others to come and play in our ACN monthly challenge. Add the A Creative Need badge and link to your blog sidebar. Have fun! What you would receive as a DT member… 2 free images each month (provided to you approximately 2 weeks prior to posting date) You may choose to use only one a month in your …
HAPPY SUMMER!! Our August NEW RELEASE Image is here!! LAZY DAYS is my newest digital image of a woman sitting in her sun hat and bathing suit. Perhaps she is dreaming of the sea or a romantic summer escapade? Here’s a little inspiration from the team… A sunny summer card by me 🙂 A summer scene that has me wishing I could be that woman in the hat!! by Maria ….and a beautifully colored ATC by Lisa OUR CHALLENGE THEME this month will be Lazy Days of Summer so go on, get inspired, and come back with your own creations for your chance to win some ACN images!
Hello!! Do you ever feel like you’re just not being heard? Well….that’s how I must have felt when I made this card…It must have been sometime after having told my son to put something away for the umpteenth time!! The new release images for JUNE are almost here….come back on Thursday to have a look at what the ACN team has been up to with brand new images! Have a creating day!! Deena