Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE Challenge

Hello everyone, and happy Wednesday to all!  Hope everyone is doing well and are having pleasant weather in whatever part of the world you reside.   Hope you are checking back here frequently to see all the lovely posts from the DT gals, and I hope you are able to find inspiration from them, I know I am!:)

Welcome back to our challenge here at Oddball Art Stamps.    Thanks so much to all our participants from our A Winter's Tale 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 (sadly no Top 3 as 15 entries are required)!!

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



Our New Challenge is CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE.   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 March 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!

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.


Sarah

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Hope you will join the fun!!  #ODDBALLARTCHALLENGE

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Inspirational Post by Lozzy

Hi everyone and hope you all ok.

Its Lozzy here today to show you what i made using Lizzy's new released image #346
Have added a extra picture of how i created, hope you like

Printed out image then coloured with pencils

After colouring i scanned to resize bigger then printed out A4

Took 4 dew drop chalk pads and sponges

to use to create back ground

Hearts, Circle Stencils with 2 chalk pads and white spray

After stenciling on the back ground i used a dotty stamp and black ink

along with letter stamps

to stamp "We Sing Together" and "With Love" to finish of

Now a scanned image of my finished project using Lizzy's new released image #346

 plus how it will look like when framed up

Hope you liked and keep popping back for more inspiration and dont forget we would love for you to join in our challenges here and over at Oddball Art Stamps Facebook Group as you could win Lizzy's stunning images which can all be found HERE.

Take care
Hugs
xx Lozzy xx

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Planner page - Inspiration by Penny

The planner pages are coming soon to the shop and the Design team have been given the change to start playing and "planning" so to speak.   I have several punches on hand to create planners and enough card stock and mediums to last me a life time.  If this sounds like you then instead of purchasing a ready made planner than perhaps your more suited to creating your own pages, punching them and then adding them to your planner.

I have several planners that I use in my daily life, one at home and one at work so these pages are going to be about techniques, practicing, creating and learning.    Now planners or binders need a cover, so I looked around at what my other planners use and noted that most covers are laminated to protect the creations or information within.   

So I trimmed up some watercolour paper and put it through the printer with a few elements from the files that Lizzy gave us to trial.    I added the sentiment in full black and then used a transparency option in photoshop and muted the flowers to a light grey, looking at now I think I would prefer if they had more pop and were printed in black.  But part of this process is going to be about accepting things I'm not 100% happy with and learning from it, so I continued with the adding of colour.


I used a few mediums to create the cover,  Peerless Watercolour, distress inks, paint for splatter, loads of water, pitt pens, and blending tools and of course I had a drawer beside me open and pulled out stamps and added some texture.  If I wasn't laminating the cover I think distressed/torn edges would of been my next option.  I may still make another page and see how that looks next time.  


Im excited to continue playing with this creation.   I am considering having this as an OddBall technique journal, so technique one side of the page and notes on how to on the other.   


So how will you use the planner pages?  

http://penny-buschcreations.blogspot.com.au

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New Release: Valentine "Leni"

Hello Oddballs

Tina: It´s me again...

Here are some more New Releases; extra for Valentine's Day.
May I introduce you to Leni?

I have made a Card for Leni with a glittering frame 
and colored with Polychromos.

Isn´t she cute?


"Leni"

And you know ...
There are also many creepy things between heaven and hell.

Thus also a "Leni"

#367


Here I created an Easel Card in heart shape.
The background is created with the "bubble technique", 
which I will introduce to you soon.

Colored with Polychromos


Have fun with Leni 


See you soon...
Tina
"PaperPlotterLotta"

New Releases loose from the hip

Hello Oddballs

Tina: It is already February and Lizzy has again conjured sweet new Digis.


It starts with a lot of fun and loosely in the hips.
This is 
"Norah´s Dance"


And here comes Baby Hudson again

"Bedtime Hudson"

He is sooo cute...
He probably does not want to go to bed ...


All Images colored with Polychromos.


See you soon...

Tina
"PaperPlotterLotta"



Sunday, January 29, 2017

A WINTER'S TALE Challenge Reminder

Hello and happy day!  Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying life in whatever part of the globe you reside.   Wow, time sure does fly as we are already almost to the end of January!

 I am here to remind you all that our Current Challenge is A WINTER'S TALE.  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:)  Remember, when creating your projects for our 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 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 hope you are enjoying the New Release Inspiration posts from our talented DT members here on the blog.

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 February 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:)

Sadly this week we announce the departure of our lovely DT member Sari aka Granne.  Sari is stepping down to focus on some life related things.  We have loved having her on the DT and sure will miss her fabulous creations.  You are welcome back anytime Sari!  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.



Saturday, January 28, 2017

A Little Inspiration from Suzi

Hello My fellow Oddballer's, today I'd like to share with you a very quick tutorial and card featuring one of the latest new release images.

I couldn't resist using the adorable Hudson image#363, he is such a cutie.  I wanted to try something a little different when colouring his outfit, so I decide to give him a plaid shirt.

I chose 4 different colours of Alcohol Pens , for this project I used Letraset Promarkers and Tria Markers.  I created the pattern using a layer of lines for each colour, here are a couple of pictures of my practice sheet, to give you the idea;
As you can see the pattern builds up really quickly.  Once I was happy with my pattern, I used the same technique to colour Hudson's shirt;
Once I'd got the pattern onto Hudson's shirt, I added some shading using Neutral Grey markers.  I added some more colour to the pattern once I'd coloured the rest of the image, just to make his shirt stand out a little more.  I then added some highlights with white gel pen.

For the rest of my project, I took patterned papers from a coordinate pack and layered them onto a white card blank.  I trimmed my image and stamped the sentiment, before adding some hand doodles borders to all my papers.

I added my image to a patterned paper before adding it to my card with some dimensional foam pads to add a little depth to the card.

That's all from me for today
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx