All posts tagged: cardmaking

Sweet Mother Daughter Image for Mother’s Day

My dear friend Peggy suggested suggested last week that I draw a Mother Daughter image for Mother’s Day and I took her up on it!   …and just in time for Mother’s Day! It’s available in my ETSY SHOP. Today, for my favourite blog friends and followers (yes, that’s YOU!)  I’d like to share a COUPON CODE to get this or any other images in my shop this week for 10% off! expires May 10th 2015 Use this code at Checkout:  BLOGFANSRGR8 Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a creative day! Deena

April’s Creative Challenge: Collage it!

This month we are challenging you to make a collage!  Interpret ‘collage’ as you see fit…  Simply put, collage refers to an assemblage of parts such as paper or other materials that are glued or applied to a substrate (canvas, paper, wood etc.) I’ve made you a short 1:25 minute  timelapse video to show you how I used my mixed media painted flowers to create my collage piece.  I’ve listed the supplies at the end of the video.  You can make your own flowers by visiting the FREEBIES page for the download.  I hope you enjoy the video! and here are some beautiful samples for you from our lovely, creative ACN team…! They are using the new digi image Bird Flourish and Script Collage available in the A Creative Need Etsy Shop. Peggy Kitt Merlina Gloria Come join in the COLLAGE challenge. I want to see what you are inspired to do! Have fun, try something new! 🙂 Be sure to link your project on the CHALLENGE PAGE!

February Challenge Winner

WINNER OF the FEBRUARY CHALLENGE!  LOVE AND DESIRE…What FILLS YOUR HEART? Thank you for all of your entries!! The WINNER of our FEBRUARY Challenge is: LISA from Congratulations!!  Please choose your 2 images from my SHOP and send me an e-mail at with your choices!  **There will be no March challenge, but we will be back with a new challenge for APRIL!!

Yellow Watercolor Flower

Painting again…  I was playing with shades of pale greens and washed layers of yellow and ochre. This painting is available as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD in my ACN Printable Art shop. and here is the CAS Card that I made using the flower and background  here. I am entering this card in these challenges: Addicted to CAS– Off the Edge Less is More– Flowers CAS Card Mania– CAS The Paper Players– CAS Floral Thanks for stopping by! You know I love it when you do! As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have.  Have a creative day! Deena

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                

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here are a few mini VALENTINES that I made this week… I’ve made my own paper for these minis… you can see them all below. SPONGE DOTS  6×6 digital paper pack Making digital papers is something new that I’ve been working on.  I enjoy playing with different textures and colors and trying them out in paper form. These were created using a digital sponge brush and creating a pattern that I could then re use in multiple colors in photoshop. Three of the 5 papers are on a neutral color textured background. When creating the papers, I keep in mind that although they can be used in digital form, I may want to print them too, so I choose simple designs and less ink intense patterns and colors. I will have more to show you soon! Have a creative day!!  Deena