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!





Wednesday, January 8, 2020

JUST START

Hello!
Today I bring you some inspiration for Oddball Art Stamps



I have done these ATC´s with image # 325, the white rabbit.

On a paper of high weight I have prepared my ATC's, at the base a stencil with Icing Paste color "Frosty Pearl"
Then I used Sparks "Raven Black" and "Night Shadow" with water.
I have formed my composition with several clipped elements and sisal.





The image is colored with Copic.



And for the rear of the ATC I used image # 399, I love it!


As you can see the images of Oddball can be used in many projects. Go through the web to see how many images of different themes there are.

Remember that you can use my DTHADRY10 code to enjoy a 10% discount on the stamps that you can find on the web.


 If you enjoy my posts here at Oddball Stamps please join me over on HattysScrapPlace by HadryDC to see more of my creative work.

And for the rest of it ... you can see the other team members posts as examples.

I hope you like it!

See you soon!



Friday, January 3, 2020

Resurrection! Hello 2020!

Hello everyone!

Eny here with a OddBall Creepy Cute Chronicles newsletter project! I am thrilled to back in the OddBall blog, sharing a video tutorial and card with all of you.


If you haven't signed up to the newsletter yet, you're missing out! Every Friday,  a newsletter is released packed with Designer inspiration, and a fun freebie! This weeks image is great to kick start your crafts for 2020.


Resurrection is the name, and kicking 2019s butt is the game! I love how the ghost is embracing a new year. As soon as I saw this image, I knew I wanted to create something simple and let the image stand out by itself.

This ghosty is the included for everyone that's signed up in the newsletter.  But if you want a 10 piece version of it, you should definitely subscribe to the Premium Membership! For $15 a year, you get access to all previous CCC freebies, a premium version of the freebie and also a exclusive stamp set not available in store! An amazing deal!

You can find all the details by visiting the OddBall website.  While you're there , check out the other images in the shop. Use coupon code Eny1 to get one FREE  stamp with the purchase of 2!


Make sure to check out my video tutorial featuring this card , that can be found on my YouTube Channel.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn
Lead Ambassador for OddBall

Out with the Old, In with the New!!

I love receiving the Friday Freebie from Oddball Art Stamps
These are available when you subscribe to the Creepy Cute Chronicles!
You get more if you become a PREMIUM member!

Oddball Art Stamps

Watch your email for this week's image - CCC86 Resurrection! 

You will see a similar post on my blog

Calling All Crafters  about today's creations along with other posts you might like...

I have made an ATCoin and an ATC!


I printed the digi twice in sized that would fit an ATCoin and an ATC. I coloured them with Copics and cut them out.


The ATCoin is an MDF base circle (2.5 inches across) layered with white card and a scrap of paper from my stash. I added black soot distress ink around these circles.
I then added the image and googly eyes.


The ATC is black card matted with a scrap of Brusho background. I added a strip of ribbon, the image and some gems.



Happy Crafting!




If you would like to buy any of Lizzy's Oddball images use my DT code: DTSUSAN10
This coupon code is for 10% OFF the entire Oddball Art Website






Wednesday, January 1, 2020

A New Beginning

Happy New Year Oddballs!

As most of you probably already know our Oddball Challenge has come to an end with our December Challenge.  Keep reading because I have a winner to announce today and a brand new project that I have been working on that went live this morning!

But first I am excited to share the new Creepy Cute Chronicles monthly exclusive which can now be downloaded HERE for FREE if you are a member! hint hint

This months exclusive is a 9 piece digi stamp set titled A New Beginning 

Our Oddball Designers have been busy creating with this set, I can't wait to show you what they came up with....



Monica Wahler was working on her 2020 planner and I have to say, the 2020 glasses shaker paperclip was a nice touch, I really love that... so much that I went ahead and added the 2020 glasses as their own stamp in the set to make it easy for you to create with them too!



Celia Morse was busy working with this set and a few of the others from 2019!  Did you hear?  For a limited time you can download all 12 sets from 2019 for just $10 so if you were missing any this is the time to grab them, 125 png & 16 jpeg files in total!  Don't miss out!




You can see all 12 sets here...
Winter Sale Download all 12 Sets HERE
Here's a card created by Eny Dunn

and one created by Susan Renshaw

Grab the new January stamp set HERE!


Now for the winner of our last Oddball Challenge!

We only had 5 entries in our December Oddball Challenge and 3 of them were from the same person so on one hand that's pretty bad but on the other hand it just reinforced my decision to close the challenge for good and making it very easy for me to do.

Congratulations to WendyLynnsPaperWhims


Please contact me within 30 days to claim your prize of one $13 Gift Card for the Oddball Stamp Shop!


and finally our Clever Dexter Challenge began today sponsored by The Paper Shelter!
We hope you will stop by and see what all the buzz is about!