Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hello Oddballs

It´s me again, Tina
There is a new Technique a Week. Today I made for you a video tutorial in which I would like to show you how to make my flowers with Foamiran. The tutorial is divided into 4 parts, because the file was otherwise too large, to show all in one video. 

At first... What is Foamiran? 
Foamiran is a moss rubber-like material, only very much thinner. 
Only about 0.7 - 0.8 mm thick and with a very soft velvety surface. 
The material can easily be formed by heat, but can also be processed without. There are many different ways to design flowers.
I wear gloves in the video because I am currently allergic to everything ...Of course you do not have to.

Now we start

And now we come to the videos.
There you can follow the steps better than in a photo guide.
On youtube you can find also the Info Boxes.

Video 1
Foamiran dye with oil pastel´s

Video 2
How to make flowers with Foamiran - Part 1

Video 3
How to make your own stamens and flowers with Foamiran - Part 2

I hope I have not bored you too much and
you also want to create your own flowers.

Here again the beautiful flowers finished.

And finally I would like to introduce you a new digital image.
Colored with Polychromos 


The flower on the picture is one of the handmade Foamiran flowers.
See at the first photo here in the post.
I've only converts them to a painted image in the photo editing program.

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See you soon...


Sunday, May 21, 2017

New Release Alice the Artist

Good Morning /Afternoon Oddballs
AJ here, showcasing my inspiration for one of the Oddball Stamps May 2017 New Releases
I have created a 8.5" x 10.5" Wall Décor /Poster using this fabulous new image.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Oddball Art Challenge May '17 | Mother Love / Anything Goes

Welcome to another Oddball Challenge!

Since we had a TOP 3 for April I decided to split the post into if you haven't seen it yet please visit our WINNERS POST to see if it might be you!

Now for our brand new challenge....... just like last month we will have a theme BUT it's optional so you can enter our challenge using any stamp with any theme but if you do decide to follow our theme......


and are chosen as one of our winners.......

1 Grand Prize Winner if less then 15 entries and

a TOP 3 too if more then 15 entries!

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

1. We have a monthly theme but it's optional (if you are chosen as our winner AND you have followed the theme for that month you will win 1 extra stamp)
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
NOTE regarding Top 3: we only have a Top 3 if we have AT LEAST 15 entries minimum into our challenge. So, please tell your friends about our challenge and encourage them to come play along!!

Now some DT inspirations to get your juices flowing......& Introducing our newest DT members YAY!

Janet Craftica Perez

 Angie Jones

Julie Gleeson

AJ Art Jypsy


Stephanie Eaton
(our new DT Coordinator YAY)

Rachelle Gould-Harris

Anjie McChesney



WINNERS Post | Lily of the Valley - April '17 Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in our April Challenge........our very first Anything Goes Challenge with an optional theme "Lily of the Valley"

CONGRATULATIONS to our Grand Prize Winner 

MARLENE ....Our  winner of 3 +1 digi stamps from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.

We had 15 entries this time around which means we were able to draw the TOP 3 prizes along side our Grand Prize Winner...... AND all of them followed our "Lily of the Valley" theme so they all qualify to win the (+1)  digi stamp with all of their prizes(see below)!  YAY!  

Our ENTRIES in April.....

and our TOP 3.....

Maya..... First Prize and our winner of 3 +1 digi stamps 

from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.

Holley......Second Prize and our winner of 2 +1 digi stamps 

from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.

Heike......Third Prize and our winner of 1 +1 digi stamps 

from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.

Please contact Karen to claim your prize...provide THIS LINK in your email along with your image selections. (only the img# is needed) 

Thank you to everyone that participated......lets keep that momentum moving forward into May and shoot for another TOP 3 when we have 15+ stop by our May Challenge for another chance to win!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy Star Wars Day with Suzi

It is my pleasure to be here with you all today to celebrate May 4th, which is of course 'Star Wars Day'.  If you didn't know already, you now know that I am a Sci-fi fan, not sure if that makes me a Geek or a Nerd!  Anyway today  I'm sharing with you a project featuring 'Crissy Goes to A Costume Party #301' which is a wonderful tribute image to Princess Leia;

My project is an Altered Index Card, and is 6 x 4 inch, so a lovely size to work on. The image is coloured with Alcohol Markers, with a little white gel pen for highlights.  

For the background I coloured the Index Card with Alcohol Markers in various shades of Purple, Orange, Yellow, and Green.  Once the card had soaked up all the ink/alcohol and dried, I spray white and yellow Inks onto it to represent stars.

As a finishing touch I added some Alphabet Sticker for my sentiment.

I had great fun with project, and plan on creating lots more Altered Index Cards, they are great fun, we'd love it if you share your creations with us.  Don't forget you've still time to join in our challenge here on the blog, and remember the theme is optional now, so you can play along with any new project you have.

Thanks for visiting with us today
May the force be with you
Live Long and Prosper
Bye for now

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Hello Oddballs,   Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

Image may contain: 1 person
Created by DT Monika using img#343 Stars and Bubbles

There is still 2 more weeks left to get your entries in for our April 2017 Challenge  and just in case you missed it...... OUR RULES HAVE CHANGED!  

Yes, we still have a theme....BUT .....It's NOT mandatory anymore!

So show us what you have been working on......using ANY stamp image from ANY company in ANY theme!  What do you have to lose?  

If you do want to follow our theme...."LILY OF THE VALLEY" AND are chosen as our winner you will win 1 extra stamp with your prize!  

Image may contain: 1 person
created by DT AJ using img# 30 Evie N Bunni 

As an added bonus we are giving away a brand new image "City of Love" in our Facebook Group will be available for download FREE til the end of the day so be sure to stop by and grab it before it's gone!  

Thanks for stopping by!
Lizzy xo

Sunday, April 23, 2017

New Release: "Haunted Mermaid"

Hello Oddballs

Its me again, Tina: Today I bring you a super nice New Release. "Haunted Mermaid" #378
I immediately fell in love with this sweet mermaid. It was so much fun to color them with my Polychromos. 
As I have done the background, I would like to show you soon in a Technique Week.

I hope you like my clipboard and the little Mermaid
It is now available in the shop.

See you soon...