Thursday, February 23, 2017

February Release Inspiration from Jennifer

Good morning Oddballs! Jennifer here, and I'm so excited to have my day to share some inspiration using the February 2017 release images from Oddball Art Stamps!

I've made two cards for you today; this release is SUCH a good one, I had SO many ideas floating around it was tough to narrow things down!

Here is my first project, featuring the fantastic Norah's Dance with Cooper and Cruz, #364. This image is so much fun, I adore the look on her face and her sweet little partners, just loving life!! 






I have colored the image with Copics, and went with a springy palette, as we are having record-high temps here in Wisconsin (I'm not a fan of winter, but it is still strange to have 65 degrees in February...). Anyway, I was inspired by our lovely temps, and made this card a SERIOUS dance party, with colored sprays, gem and bling, Stickles and Nuvo Drops all falling from the sky to join the fun! It was a lot of fun, and I can't help but smile every time I see this image, I have to say!

My second card features Bedtime Hudson, Image #365. Holy cuteness, Batman!




Again, this image is printed out and colored with Copics. I LOVE this FACE!!! I have boys, so I'm always on the lookout to get my hands on some sweet little guy images...and Hudson is PERFECT!!

That's it for me today! Don't forget to use coupon code DTJENNIFER10 when you're picking up all your new Oddballs in the Etsy shop! Always good to save a few pennies (so you can buy more stamps, of course!) Can't wait to see you again next month for more Oddball Release inspiration!


Monday, February 20, 2017

New Release Inspiration - by Penny

Undead Leni is one of the New images in the store for February.   As soon as I saw her I wanted to layer her up to lean on a wall or a fence.  I used the PNG version of the image and ensured that she was at the front, so her elbow was over the wall.    Playing with the brick background was a fun way to test out colour combo's of bricks, without too much concern about how it would blend.  Lets face it, a brick is pretty forgiving in terms of colouring. 



The card layout was made using MFT blueprints, and there is a T.Holtz scribble die thrown in there too.   What I love about this particular image is, she can be pretty or more dark.   By adding rosy cheeks and bright lips, i've kept her more sweet than "undead"   

Until next time
Penny Lee xx

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"