Saturday, January 21, 2017

New release post inspiration from Crafting Vicky

Hello!  It's my turn to share with you what I made with the fabulous new released images that you can find in Oddball's etsy store.

For the 1st one using image 363, I made a process video so you can actually see how easy it was to make!

And here is the picture for you.

I really do love to have alone time to be able to craft :)  So this was pretty representative of how I feel!




The next image that I used is image 359.  It was absolutely perfect to make a birthday card for a friend of mine.

The paper has been in my stash forever.  I used some flourish embellishments that were found at a dollar store.  The dies used are from Quickutz.

The image was colored with copics.
Finally the last card that I have to share with you is using the image 360.

The paper for this card is from Momenta cardstock.  I used Quickutz nesting squares rounded die and my Spellbinder deckled rectangle small and large to make this.

The image was colored with copics and the background with some pebbles chalk.

I hope that you will be inspired and that you will go and get the images to make your own crafty projects!

Have a great Saturday everyone.

Friday, January 20, 2017

New Release Inspiration by Penny

Very happy to be sharing a new release image from Lizzy today - Sugar Puff #360.  I was trying to make a scene and then somewhere along the lines I decided a shaker background would be kinda fun to play with too.   I coloured up the image with copics and then layered on the glossy accents to add some pop.   This image also comes with the cutest of dragons.   Be sure to check that out when in the shop.



Have you played in any of our challenges this month on the blog or over on Facebook?  We love looking at what people make and how differently people interpret each image.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

January New Release Inspiration by Sarah using #361

Hi Oddballs!

It's Sarah here and Welcome to my inspiration post for January's New Release! 

I have used the fab digi Charlie's Gone Fishing #361 and have created this card ready for Valentine's Day. I just love the wording that comes with this digi stamp :)


For this make I printed onto smooth white cardstock, then used Distress Inks for the background, as I wanted to create a night time sky for the stars and keep the forground simple for the fishing. I splashed drops of water onto the background to create a mystical / starry / snowy look and went over the stars and heart in the ink to make them pop. I coloured Charlie using ProMarkers and matted onto red cardstock. I die cut the heart and star and used gold thread and yellow gems to finish.

Don't forget to join in with the blog and facebook challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah x

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A WINTER'S TALE CHALLENGE

Hello everyone, and happy Sunday - also I know it is already the middle of the month, but Happy New Year to you as well since we have not been back yet in 2017 prior to today!  Hope you all had a restful, happy, safe and blessed holiday time.  

Welcome back to our challenge here at Oddball Art Stamps.    Thanks so much to all our participants from our Christmas Time (Is here again) challenge.  We had so much fun visiting your blogs and seeing your amazing creations.  We hope you will come join us again this month in our New Challenge, but before we get to that, we have Winners and Top 3 to announce!!

Our randomly chosen winner receives 1 image of choice from ODDBALL ART STAMPS!  Please contact Audrey to claim your prize.



Our Top 3 are:




Remember to take you badge and claim your prize. Winners listed in descending order so first place is top image and so on.  Please contact Audrey to claim your prize.

First place wins 3 digis
Second place wins 2 digis
Third place wins 1 digi

 

Our New Challenge is WINTER'S TALE.   When creating your projects for this challenge, we are looking for you to use our challenge theme as a prompt to create whatever the challenge theme inspires you to do.  We encourage thinking "outside the box."  We offer our monthly challenge with the hope that joining us will push you to create something unique and amazing, perhaps something outside of your comfort zone.  Can't wait to see what you are inspired to create this month!

You have until February 14, 2017 at 10pm EST to come play along.  For quick reference, you can find our challenge rules in the sidebar.  1 Random winner will get to choose 1 digi from ODDBALL ART STAMPS and  a Top 3 with prize format as listed above (provided at least 15 total entries).....

Other than that, you are free to use images from any company, however, in order to qualify for the Top 3 prizes, you must use images from ODDBALL ART STAMPS.  Lizzy, our amazing owner/illustrator, has so many wonderful images in the shop.  Here are some other useful links to help you become more familiar with the awesomeness that is ODDBALL ART STAMPS!!

Some Useful Links:)
Company Website ♥ http://www.oddballartco.com
Art Blog ♥ http://oddballartco.blogspot.com
Facebook Fan Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballartco
Facebook Friend Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballart
Twitter ♥ http://www.twitter.com/oddballartco
Flickr ♥ http://www.flickr.com/photos/oddballartco
Zazzle ♥ http://www.zazzle.com/oddballartco
Fine Art America ♥ http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/lizzy-love
Tumblr ♥ http://www.oddballartco.tumblr.com

Don't forget our Anything Goes with Oddball Art images challenge on our ODDBALL ART FACEBOOK GROUP CHALLENGE.    We have a new challenge on the 1st of every month, so still lots of time left to go play there:) We also have some NEW features happening in the FB group - tutorials, planner pages, etc. so make sure you check that out!

Sadly we are saying see you later to our super talented DT gal Andrea NorrisAndrea has been part of the DT for a while now and we are certainly going to miss her fabulous creations.  We wish you all the best Andrea and hope you will come back one day!  Hugs:)

Our DT gals have certainly outdone themselves by creating some fabulous samples to inspire you.  Hope you will pay them a visit on their personal blogs by clicking on their names.


Suzi

 No automatic alt text available.


No automatic alt text available.


Hope you will join the fun!!  #ODDBALLARTCHALLENGE

Thursday, December 29, 2016

CHRISTMAS TIME (IS HERE AGAIN) Reminder Post

Hello and happy day!  Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying life in whatever part of the globe you reside.   Cannot believe that in a few short days it will be a new year!  We here at Oddball Art would like to wish all our friends/followers a very Happy, Safe and Blessed New Year.

Anyway, I am here to remind you all that our Current Challenge is CHRISTMAS TIME (IS HERE AGAIN) - any Christmas, winter or winter related holiday creations.  You can create anything you like for our challenge - you are not limited to cards.  We love to see your mixed media and altered projects and any other crafting projects you share - just make sure there's an image on it somewhere:)  You can scroll down to add your link or click HERE and you will get to the post with the Inlinkz tool.

Looking for an image to use for your creation???  You're in luck b/c Lizzy is constantly adding fabulous new images to the Oddball Art Etsy Shop - watch for new releases each month on the 1st and 15th, so New Releases will be out soon!  Also be on the lookout for INSPIRATION posts from our talented DT members right here on the blog in 2017!

We have a few simple rules for you to follow if you want to play along in our challenge:

1. You must follow our theme
2. Please mention and link back to our challenge on your personal blogs/galleries
3. Creations must be NEW, no backlinking
4. Limit of 3 entries per person
5.  At least 15 entries total required for Top 3 prizes to be awarded

Challenge runs until January 14, 2017 at 10pm EDT.  1 Random winner will get to choose 1 digi from ODDBALL ART STAMPS and a Top 3 with prize format as follows.....
  • First prize wins 3 digis
  • Second prize wins 2 digis 
  • Third prize wins 1 digi 
Other than that, you are free to use images from any company, however, in order to qualify for Top 3, you must use an image from ODDBALL ART STAMPS.  Lizzy, our amazing owner/illustrator, has so many wonderful images in the shop.  Here are some other useful links to help you become more familiar with the awesomeness that is ODDBALL ART STAMPS!!

Some Useful Links:)
Company Website ♥ http://www.oddballartco.com
Art Blog ♥ http://oddballartco.blogspot.com
Facebook Fan Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballartco
Facebook Friend Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballart
Twitter ♥ http://www.twitter.com/oddballartco
Flickr ♥ http://www.flickr.com/photos/oddballartco
Zazzle ♥ http://www.zazzle.com/oddballartco
Fine Art America ♥ http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/lizzy-love
Tumblr ♥ http://www.oddballartco.tumblr.com

Don't forget our Anything Goes with Oddball Art images challenge on our ODDBALL ART FACEBOOK GROUP CHALLENGE.    We have a new challenge on the 1st of every month, so a new challenge starts Sunday:)

Our DT gals have certainly outdone themselves by creating some fabulous samples to inspire you.  Hope you will pay them a visit on their personal blogs by clicking on their names.



No automatic alt text available.






Thursday, December 15, 2016

CHRISTMAS TIME (IS HERE AGAIN) CHALLENGE

Hello everyone, and happy Thursday!  Hope you are all doing well.  It is hard to believe this will be our last challenge of 2016.  We'd like to take this time to wish all our friends and followers a very Merry, Happy and safe Holidays!!

Welcome back to our challenge here at Oddball Art Stamps.    Thanks so much to all our participants from our Like Dreamers Do challenge.  We had so much fun visiting your blogs and seeing your amazing creations.  We hope you will come join us again this month in our New Challenge, but before we get to that, we have a Winner to announce!!

Our randomly chosen winner receives 1 image of choice from ODDBALL ART STAMPS!  Please contact Audrey to claim your prize.



Sadly there are no Top 3 for this challenge as we only had twelve entries.  Please let your friends know about our challenge so we can have a Top 3 next time!

Our New Challenge is CHRISTMAS TIME (IS HERE AGAIN).  You have until January 14, 2017 at 10pm EDT to come play along.  For quick reference, you can find our challenge rules in the sidebar.  1 Random winner will get to choose 1 digi from ODDBALL ART STAMPS and  a Top 3 with prize format as listed above (provided at least 15 total entries).....

Other than that, you are free to use images from any company, however, in order to qualify for the Top 3 prizes, you must use images from ODDBALL ART STAMPS.  Lizzy, our amazing owner/illustrator, has so many wonderful images in the shop.  Here are some other useful links to help you become more familiar with the awesomeness that is ODDBALL ART STAMPS!!

Some Useful Links:)
Company Website ♥ http://www.oddballartco.com
Art Blog ♥ http://oddballartco.blogspot.com
Facebook Fan Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballartco
Facebook Friend Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballart
Twitter ♥ http://www.twitter.com/oddballartco
Flickr ♥ http://www.flickr.com/photos/oddballartco
Zazzle ♥ http://www.zazzle.com/oddballartco
Fine Art America ♥ http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/lizzy-love
Tumblr ♥ http://www.oddballartco.tumblr.com

Don't forget our Anything Goes with Oddball Art images challenge on our ODDBALL ART FACEBOOK GROUP CHALLENGE.    We have a new challenge on the 1st of every month, so still lots of time left to go play there:)

Our DT gals have certainly outdone themselves by creating some fabulous samples to inspire you.  Hope you will pay them a visit on their personal blogs by clicking on their names.


No automatic alt text available.




No automatic alt text available.


Hope you will join the fun!!  #ODDBALLARTCHALLENGE

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

CHALLENGE REMINDER - LIKE DREAMERS DO (Include a Fantasy Element)

Hello and happy day!  Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying life in whatever part of the globe you reside.   It is amazing to me that not only are we approaching the end of another month, but we are almost to the end of another year!  Time sure does fly.

Anyway, I am here to remind you all that our Current Challenge is LIKE DREAMERS DO (we want to see those Fantasy elements - mermaids, fairies, unicorns, etc).  You can create anything you like for our challenge - you are not limited to cards.  We love to see your mixed media and altered projects and any other crafting projects you share - just make sure there's an image on it somewhere:)  You can scroll down to add your link or click HERE and you will get to the post with the Inlinkz tool.

Looking for an image to use for your creation???  You're in luck b/c Lizzy is constantly adding fabulous new images to the Oddball Art Etsy Shop - watch for new releases each month on the 1st and 15th, so New Releases will be out soon!

We have a few simple rules for you to follow if you want to play along in our challenge:

1. You must follow our theme
2. Please mention and link back to our challenge on your personal blogs/galleries
3. Creations must be NEW, no backlinking
4. Limit of 3 entries per person
5.  At least 15 entries total required for Top 3 prizes to be awarded

Challenge runs until December 14 at 10pm EDT.  1 Random winner will get to choose 1 digi from ODDBALL ART STAMPS and a Top 3 with prize format as follows.....
  • First prize wins 3 digis
  • Second prize wins 2 digis 
  • Third prize wins 1 digi 
Other than that, you are free to use images from any company, however, in order to qualify for Top 3, you must use an image from ODDBALL ART STAMPS.  Lizzy, our amazing owner/illustrator, has so many wonderful images in the shop.  Here are some other useful links to help you become more familiar with the awesomeness that is ODDBALL ART STAMPS!!

Some Useful Links:)
Company Website ♥ http://www.oddballartco.com
Art Blog ♥ http://oddballartco.blogspot.com
Facebook Fan Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballartco
Facebook Friend Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballart
Twitter ♥ http://www.twitter.com/oddballartco
Flickr ♥ http://www.flickr.com/photos/oddballartco
Zazzle ♥ http://www.zazzle.com/oddballartco
Fine Art America ♥ http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/lizzy-love
Tumblr ♥ http://www.oddballartco.tumblr.com

Don't forget our Anything Goes with Oddball Art images challenge on our ODDBALL ART FACEBOOK GROUP CHALLENGE.    We have a new challenge on the 1st of every month, so a new challenge starts Tuesday:)

Our DT gals have certainly outdone themselves by creating some fabulous samples to inspire you.  Hope you will pay them a visit on their personal blogs by clicking on their names.