Saturday, January 20, 2018

January ATC Swap - Theme "Feature a Creature"

Well Oddballs, here we are again, another first for me - an ATC swap.  To be perfectly honest, I have not had any experience with these at all.  I had seen references to ATCs on Facebook over the years, but basically thought it was an American thing, you know like collecting baseball cards years ago like you see on the movies.  I know the craze of baseball cards has now advanced to Pokémon etc etc, but who would have thought Aussie Gail would have got into this, at 63 years old as well.  My first experience thanks to Oddball, and I think I am hooked, another papercraft I have to try and add into my day, less housework, but just think of the therapy benefits!  Here is my first attempt

There is room for improvement and I think it will be a while before I venture into mixed media backgrounds on such a small area, but hey, the DT girls are widening my horizons, you knows. 

The images I have used for my ATCs are available in the Etsy Shop
The images are #413, #417 and #418.  Oh nearly forgot, it you use my code DTGAIL10, it will allow you to get 10% off your order in the Etsy shop.

For more details, check out my blog  Thanks for stopping by Oddballs, see you at the ATC January swap!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Fairy Magic!

Hey everybody! Alexa here to bring you another fun project! Did you know digital stamps are the perfect starring point for inspiration for artwork?! I started this project with this Happy Holly image from Oddball Art Shop . So super cute! And super sweet too! I immediately thought of my little kiddos & what a great message this is for kids & the fairy is just perfect for some nursery art. So I got to painting & here's what I created just using this stamp as inspiration

You can also head to my blog to see a video of my planning & thought process on this piece. Also some lil tips like what you can do when you run out of mod podge but reeeeeally want to make something!

Here's some close ups of this piece for you too!

Feature A Creature ATCs with Suzi

Today I'd like to share with you a Trio of ATCs I've created for this months challenge theme;

I had great fun working on these cuties.  You can find full details on my blog, along with a few tips on how I print ATC size images.

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Have a Wonderful Weekend

Thursday, January 18, 2018

New Release Creature Inspiration with Jennifer!

Hello Oddballs! Jennifer here, and I have a FUN post for you today to show off another of the CUTE CUTE CUTE new release animal/creature images that you can find in the Oddball Art Stamps Etsy Shop! 

This one features this super sweet and uber-versatile Image No. 417, Let's Meet At the Sunflower.

Don't forget, we still have our monthly challenge at Oddball Art Stamps that we'd love to have you play along with! You can read all the details HERE. There are still plenty of prizes up for grabs, and time to enter!! The month's optional theme is "Feature a Creature".

Be sure to use coupon code DTJENNIFER10 when you're shopping at the Oddball Etsy Shop so you can save a few pennies!! So many new images in the store; don't miss out!

If you enjoy my posts here at Oddball Art Stamps, please join me over on Glitter In My Hair to see more of my creative work!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Kawaii Panda Bears

Hi Oddballs - Angie here with another Inspiration Post for our Blog Challenge (Always Anything Goes with an Optional Theme - this month's being Feature a Creature).

I have used Kawaii Panda Bears IMG316 again.

Oh My !!!!! How uber cute are these guys!

I actually didn't colour these guys at all, left them entirely black and white but used my Oxide Distress Inks, water spray and some stamps to create the some funky backgrounds.
Would you believe I spent more time on google looking for some great sayings to add to them!

I hope you like them - I think they make great Positive Affirmation ATC's.
And speaking of ATC's - did you see we have started a Monthly swap and these are just perfect with the same theme as our Blog Challenge!

Here's a coupon code to save 10% OFF the entire Oddball Art Etsy Shop

If you enjoy my posts here at Oddball Stamps, please join me over at Angie's Craft Fusion to see more of my creative work.

Thanks so much for taking time out to check out this post!

Until next time, Happy Crafting, Angie xx

Monday, January 15, 2018

Bridal Party Coloring Tutorial | DT Inspiration

Good Afternoon Oddballs!

Stephanie here :)
I created a coloring tutorial featuring the new release Oddball Art Stamps,  Bridal Party digistamp. I have all the details on my blog   Had a small mishap but it's all good now :)

Remember you still have time to join our Blog Challenge and also the ATC swap on the Facebook group

Sunday, January 14, 2018

EK's ATC Swap

Hey everyone!  EK here to share a post that really took me out of my comfort zone. 

Anyone else feeling a little nervous about the new ATC Swap (Artist Trading Card Swap) happening over in the Facebook group?  Me too.

I have tried ATCs in the past, and it just hasn't ever been an something that I was happy doing.  So needless to say, joining in with the swap, has made me really nervous.  But I am also not the kind of girl who doesn't try.  So this past week I sat down with a couple of Oddball Art Digital Stamps and tried again with these strange little things called ATC.

I ended up doing two ATCs.  The first features digi #233, Big Eyed Baxter, who is sort of a creature right...he's a cat, not a human, so I am calling this project fulfilled!

The second ATC features the digi #34, Big Eyed Zombie Sheep.  And I learned this week, for me, the key to ATCs is keeping it simple and that less is more.

For more on these ATCs, check out my page here at ekgorman designs, so see the handful of products I used.

I can not wait till the 25th when I get to send these out to their new homes.  I never really thought I would be excited about this, but guess what...I am.  And I am even more excited to get my new ATCs from one of you.

Don't let your fear or nerves stand of your way to trying something new.  You might just love what you do.