Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Art Washes Away ...

Good Morning /Afternoon Oddballs. 
AJ here to inspire you to create something, anything ...

March is National Craft Month
so for my inspiration today I am showcasing my
March 2020 calendar which I chose Art as the theme ...

Art Washes away from the soul
the dust of everyday life ..
~ Pablo Picasso


 "Artist Extraordinaire Kiki Kool Colors " is an Oddball Art Digital Stamp

( Hand Coloured w. Markers // Water Colours )

See the details on my blog @ Art Washes Away ...

Use my discount code in the Shop
to get 10% off your next purchase :: enter code DTAJ10



Although we discontinued our Oddball Art Stamps Challenge,
we will continue to have inspirations on the here on the Oddball Blog.

However, if you want to join in a New Challenge,
you can join in @ our Clever Dexter Challenge

Our First challenge has started, 
but you still have a few days to enter in the fun...





Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Age of Aquarius

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Hey Oddballs!  It's EK.  Have you ever seen the Zodiac Signs digital stamps from Oddball Art?  I am not really a zodiac person, but I am obsessing about the digital stamps that Lizzy Love has draw!  They are frankly perfect!

So since I am frankly drooling over the images, I thought I would go ahead and feature them.  I am leaping off with Aquarius since we are in the Age of Aquarius (and will back track to Capricorn at some point).

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I colored up the IMG496 12 Odd Oracles- Aquarius  with my copics and layered it on top of several coordinating papers.  I also gave a clear layer of Nuvo drops over all the ribbons to add to the water feel of the card!

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Let us know in the comments below if you are digging this odd look at zodiac signs as much as I am!  Until then, Happy crafting!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Love/Pain ATCs

Hello everyone!

Eny here, with another OddBall Art project. This time, I wanted to create some mixed media ATCs. Lizzy has organized a super fun Valentines Day swap over on the Facebook group,  and the theme is a great one!

I decided to use the images from Creepy Cute Chronicles newsletter #38. Double the coloring fun with these twins, soecially given the slight changes to the face.  I thought they would work perfect for this project. 


I loved playing with different mediums to create these fun cards, using acrylic paint, alcohol markers, colored pencils and many more! You can recreate this look by signing up to the Premium Membership.  How does it work? Pay $15 a year and you will have full access to all previous CCC freebies, a exclusive stamp set each month not available in the shop, and premium versions of each weekly freebie. That is a real deal! 
Make sure to visit the OddBall website and sign up today! And while you're there, browse around the shop for all other images. You can use coupon code Eny1 to get one FREE stamp set with the purchase of two! 



Visit my YouTube channel for a full step by step tutorial on how these cards were created, and make sure to subscribe for all plenty of inspiration. 

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn 
Lead Ambassador for OddBall 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Love and Misery- New FREE image from Oddball Stamps

Hello Crafty Friends!
Monica here!  Today I am sharing a tutorial on how I made this card using the super adorable new free image from the Creepy Cute Chronicles Newsletter. You can see the process video on My YouTube Channel by clicking On the link or down below.  Make sure you sign up to receive a free image every Friday if you haven’t done so. And if you still have not downloaded last week’s image, hurry! It’ll be gone this evening. Also don’t forget that Oddball Stamps  has tons of other beautiful images you can buy. B4570120-27A9-4BE9-A385-D104F4B8E500
This image is called Love, Pain and Misery. And I I am using the Premium version with the sentiment and separate images. I love the advantage of having extra images to work with. Premium membership gets you an exclusive image every month PLUS “add-ons” to the already free CCC images. So what’s not to love?47D1BB83-6560-44B1-B127-3C38B1F39E45
I have been a bit out of crafting lately but I am working on getting back on the saddle. This will be my first “valentines” theme card, but hope to make more soon. Don’t forget to visit the Oddball Stamps  shop to brows for a new creepy cute image, and while you’re there make sure you use code MON1 to get one free image when you buy two😉


You If you enjoy my posts here on the Oddball Stamps Blog then I invite you to come and visit me over on my Owl Make It Crafts Blog for more from me! 
~Monica

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Big Eye Princess Leia Star Wars Tribute

Hi

Today I bring you a new inspiration card for the Oddballblog




This is a variation of the technique that I used in my last contribution, where I use, instead of watercolor markers, distress ink to make the background




In this case I used the little picture img# 301 Big Eye Princess Leia Star Wars Tribute, colored with my alcohol markers, to make this card that both serves to add a gift (as tickets to see the last movie in the saga! Ufff!!! How sad!!!), to congratulate on a birthday, an anniversary... or whatever you want, since the hand-painted feeling directly on the background allows you to complete it with whatever you want.




To this card I have added a few sequins to give even more light to that spatial background.




I hope you like it and inspire you. Remember to use the hashtag #creepycutechronicles to share your work and that you have at your disposal the discount code DTIRENE10 to use in the Oddball store.




See you soon!



Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Too Many Other Options

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Hey Friends!  It's EK and today I am popping back to my roots and going old school.  When I started down the art/crafting path many years ago, the only watercolors I owned for the longest time were Distress Inks.  Now I own high quality watercolors, watercolor pencils, watercolor markers, hybrid watercolors and so much more.  I have abandoned my first watercolors basically at this point, so I thought it might be fun to pull them back out.

I pulled an oldie but goodie digital stamp from Oddball Art to play around with, IMG 113 Bad Girls Have More Fun.  I printed the image out onto some watercolor paper, and painted it up using a collection of Distress Inks.  The jeans were colored with Faded Jeans, the sweatshirt with Dusty concord, and her skin tone with both Tattered Rose and Brushed Corduroy.

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I fussy cut out both the image and the sentiment, then layered on some printed paper, trying to keep the background both interesting and simple (always a hard feat).  Finally I added a little detailing with a pen and a few drops of Nuvo.

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What is your favorite way to watercolor, both old school and modern?  Let us know in the comments below.  Until then, happy crafting.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Watercoloring Process Love Sick Heidi

Hello everyone!

Eny here once again, with a coloring process video, featuring IMG#280 Creepy Cute Valentines Love Sick Heidi.


Have you ever wanted to try craft supplies found at your local "big brand" store? I had purchased a while ago some watercolor and mixed media paper from Target and had her to use the pan on any project. Decided that today was the day, and filmed the entire process to share with all of you.

I think its important to "push" ourselves a bit, and get out of the comfort zone, every once in a while. I love how these products preformed,  given the inexpensive price.

You can watch the full video by visiting my YouTube channel, here.
Make sure to visit the OddBall Art website today, and sign up to the newsletter and subscribe to the blog! Every week, both are packed with amazing designer inspiration. While you're there, browse the wide section of images available in the shop.  Make sure to use coupon code Eny1 to get one FREE  stamp set with the purchase of two!

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Friday, January 10, 2020

Cute Zombie Bird Clock


Hi

Today I return to the Oddball blog with a new tutorial to make this card with the freebie that you will receive today in your emails. 




This is the CCC87 Cute Zombie Bird Clock (on this card I have used the FREE version) that I have accompanied with the img# 187 Big Eye Vegan Boxer Girl Fight Like a Girl Felicity and the img# 208 Big Eye Hippie Chick Earth Day Audrey. 




The feeling is written by hand and the digital stamps are colored with my alcohol markers.




The watercolor background is made with a very fun, simple and stricking technique that consists of applying a watercolor ink on plastic, (in my case Lyra markers), and water. Then you put your watercolor paper on top (preferably, even if I did it with cardboard), carefully remove and dry with a heat gun.




To give a little light I splashed a few drops of white ink.




And this is my result. Easy. True?




Well, we are looking forward to seeing your projects with this nice cuckoo clock, so don't forget to tag us with the hashtag #creepycutechronicles. Subscribe to the newsletter to not miss anything and buy many stamps in the Oddball store with the discount code DTIRENE10

I hope you liked and inspired!

See you soon!