Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Sunshine, and Rain, and Snowstorms, Oh My!!!

Hey Oddballs!   It's EK today, sneaking in to share and Art Journal page I created using the digital stamps IMG14 Happy & Sad Kawaii Clouds and IMG15 Kawaii Clouds Rain & Snow.




For a full pictorial tutorial on how I created this page, pop on over to my home and read up on how I assembled this weather assortment.

Need a new digital stamp to help you create your own art journal page, please feel free to use the code DTEK10 to get 10% off your next purchase over at the new Oddball Art Store!



Monday, July 16, 2018

Lazy Louise

Hey Oddballs,

Today's post comes with some inspiration for our July blog challenge - Optional Twist "Dots and Doodles".  I have used IMG#121 Lazy Louise N Bath Time Bubble Friends mainly because of the dots on the bath and the bubbles.  This time I have coloured the image with Prismacolors, still learning to use them, but quite happy how I have created softness with the pastel shades.


Don't forget this is inspiration for you to enter our July challenge, there is still plenty of time.

When you are over at our shop don't forget to use my discount code for an extra 10% off your purchases, and that is available any time you are shopping, so don't lose my code.

                                    DTGAIL10

I would love you to stop by my blog if you have a few moments to spare.  See you soon.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Makes for Men Cards in the Making Card Magazine - Issue July ´18 with Pixie Pete



Hello Oddballs

It´s me, Tina:  Finally I can show you my cards which I created for the July issue of Making Cards.
I used the Oddball Image # 306 for all cards and then designed each one differently. 



Here I have created the background with watercolor paints and
Pete here and on all other cards with Polychromos colored.
This card is a so-called CAS Card
what means 
Clean-And-Simple 
Card


Many of you know that I enjoy making steampunk cards.
And so the snail Pete had to be on this card, too.


Here I gave all them a rusty look, used small metallic and riveted bricks and 
many metal gears and other metal ornaments. 
I also put Pete a cylinder on and changed the shell.

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In the near future you will also find my video tutorial 
how to make the riveted bricks on our


And because Making Cards from my cards has made a men's topic...

"Makes for men"

...did not fit my 3rd card in pink in the magazine.

Nevertheless, I would like to show you!


This is Pixie Pete in pink and with flowers.
Just a real girl card ...

I liked it wonderfully; 
but it is just not a men card 
and now on the way to Lizzy Love, 
as a belated birthday greeting!

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And here you can order the magazine or subscribe


I'm glad if you liked my cards and 
also about a comment from you.


See you soon...


Tina


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 to see more of my creative work.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

More July Inspiration with Jennifer

Hello Oddballs! Jennifer here with some THEME inspiration for you today. This month our challenge theme is Dots & Doodles - fun! Play along with us all month long for your chance to win. There are plenty of prizes up for grabs, and time to enter!!



Today's project uses this super fun "Queen for the Day" Image #326. Alice in Wonderland is so inspiring, don't you think! Millions of creative options! I colored her with Arteza Real Brush pens...I'm still getting the hand of these bad boys, but I wanted a nice, bright red for her hair!

Be sure to use coupon code DTJENNIFER10 when you're shopping at the Oddball Shop (now at Oddball Art Co!) 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, July 11, 2018

Wildflowers Dots & Doodles

Hey Oddballs! Alexa here!
Today I'm bringing you my Dots & Doodles inspiration piece, a little card featuring these 2 stamps: Hippie Van & Newsprint Flowers

Have you entered this month's blog challenge??

Head to the shop and grab some stamps and share your creations with us! Don't forget to use code "DTALEXA10" for 10% off!

We Are Expanding Our Team


What We Are Looking For:

  • Talented, enthusiastic designers, crafters and colorists who love to create and show off their amazing projects online and who also have a passion to create with Oddball Art Stamps! 
  • To create 2 or more beautiful projects each month to showcase Oddball Art Stamps on social media.
  • To take crisp, clean and clear photos of their work including some photos of the process steps to be put together into a step by step tutorial.
  • To be active in our Oddball Forum, Facebook Group and participate in our monthly Challenges, Swaps and occasional blog hops.
  • To commit to being a part of our team for the next 6 months

 Design Team Benefits Include:

  •  Each Design Team member will get 2 FREE Digital Stamps per month as well as a coupon code for 50% off all Digital Downloads in the Oddball Art Shop.
  • Each member will be provided with a Oddball Design Team Badge to put in the sidebar of their blog stating that they're an Official Oddball Designer. 
  •  Each member will be promoted on www.oddballartco.com & Facebook with the opportunity to be featured in our Friday Night Newsletter Creepy Cute Chronicles, Oddball ART TV and our other social media platforms.
  • Each Design Team Member will be added to a private Facebook group where they can chat among themselves & with Lizzy. 
  •  Each Design Team Member will be given a password for the private DT Members ONLY section of www.oddballartco.com where they can access and download Lizzy’s ‘DT Perks’
  •  Lizzy will continue to create new digital images every month so there is always a fresh selection of designs in the shop to work with.
  •  Lizzy will create holiday themed digital stamps to coincide upcoming holidays and designers will have access to a special request form to ask Lizzy to create any design that she hasn't created yet but that you would like to work with and see in the shop.
  •  More info provided upon selection.


Peek - a - Boo - Card / Blog Challenge Reminder



Hello Oddballs


It´s me, Tina. Today I want remind you at our current blog challenge with a so-called Peek - a - Boo - Card. I've been wanting to try this card for a long time and thought it would be a good time now.





I used the new freebie from the 8th edition of our
 Creepy Cute Chronicles


The freebie consists of 2 beautiful sayings and 
 a skull decorated with flowers.

Due to the effect of the card, you can see this only after opening.

Really exciting!...

That's why I shot a little video for you,
where the card is in motions.

Have fun...



And now we would be very happy to welcome you to our challenge.

Theme
anything goes
optional
Dots & Doodles

And of course there will be another ATC swap by July 23rd.
This time also AT Coins may be submitted.



And in case you still want to stop by the shop ...

You can also use my discount code here,
to get 10% on your next purchase.

DTTINA10


See you soon...


Tina

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 to see more of my creative work.



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July Challenge Reminder

Hey Oddballs!  It's EK, from ekgorman designs here and I'm wondering something.

Have you played along yet with the current July Challenge happening here at Oddball Art?  If not what are you waiting for?  There are potentially free digital stamps available just for participating.

The theme for the challenge is always an Anything Goes Challenge, but with the optional theme this month of Dots and Doodles.  Want a chance to win even more digital stamps, then play along with the theme and use an Oddball Art Digital stamp.

I am playing with a new digital stamp added to the shop at the top of the month just for this theme.  The digi IMG#448 Pineapple Doodles Spooky Sweet appears to be a sweet pineapple stamp at first glance, but if you look just a little closer, you will see the amazing oddball twist thrown in.


I printed the digital stamp just as it comes when you down load it, to show how cute this image would be as a one layered card.  I colored all the pineapples up with my copics, trying to add some shadows into add a little dimension despite the card being one layered.


To add some more visual interest to the card, I added a burst of color around the edges using Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide and then a little splash of Worn Lipstick.


Thanks so much for peaking in at my challenge card.  Don't forget to add your card up by the end of the month for your chance to be picked as one of the random winners.  

Need a new digital stamp to play with, then please feel free to use the code DTEK10 to get 10% off your next purchase!



Monday, July 9, 2018

Oddball July Swap Reminder

Hey Oddballs,

I hope you are all working on the July ATC/Coin Swap with the theme "Dots and Doodles".  Here is a bit of inspiration to help you along.





I have used quite a few images on these ATCs, for details please check out my blog https://hutcho53.blogspot.com/2018/07/oddball-art-stamps-july-2018-atc.html

And don't forget when purchasing from the shop use my discount code:

                                     DTGAIL10




Sunday, July 8, 2018

July Inspiration with Jennifer

Hello Oddballs! Jennifer here with some THEME inspiration for you today. This month our challenge theme is Dots & Doodles - fun! Play along with us all month long for your chance to win. There are plenty of prizes up for grabs, and time to enter!!



Today's project uses this toadstool house scene, Image #432. This was a new release a few months ago, if you haven't checked out the shop lately, you should!

Be sure to use coupon code DTJENNIFER10 when you're shopping at the Oddball Shop (now at Oddball Art Co!) 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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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Hug a Panda....

Hi Oddball Fans!


I'm guest DT this month for the "Dots and Doodles" theme! Today I am sharing my dotty chubby panda art tags using Images from #226 Chubs the Panda - too cute!!


I love to alter tags and create with mixed media bits and pieces and of course I have an issue with throwing anything away no matter how small - you never know when you might need that miniscule piece of paper or embellishment LOL!

I started with some plain packaging tags - I always buy these in bulk in several sizes from the local Officeworks store - and a roll of paper towel that I use to "mop up" excess ink sprays from my creations - see I can't even waste sprays!!!


Use a glue stick or matt medium to cover the entire tag and adhere the paper towel and once dry trim the overhang and punch the hole back at the top!


Now to add the dots because we have the dots & doodles theme!! I used a very dotty stencil and some texture paste to add these to the tags.


Next I printed the "pandas" onto Kraft coloured paper - sometimes I don't want to colour and I love the effect of printing directly to kraft paper and fussy cutting and using colour on the background as a contrast to the plain image!


I also printed the wording "hug a panda" on kraft paper and tore out to us on the tags. I'm starting to layout how I want everything to sit on the tags in the pic below. I've grabbed some muslin cloth scraps, meshy braid, paper leaves and flowers and some ribbon and string for tying at the tops.


Once I was happy then I glued everything on in order! they have a lovely 3D effect - I like layers and texture and colour!!


 

Fun and easy to create! Hope you feel inspired to create with Oddball Stamps and some Dots & Doodles and play along this month!


Thanks for having me!

Sharon
Guest DT

Friday, July 6, 2018

Maddy

Hi Oddballs - Angie here with another Inspiration Post for our Blog Challenge (Always Anything Goes with an Optional Theme - this month's being Dots and Doodles)

I have used IMG 426 Maddy for my set of ATC's all ready for this months ATC Swap!





Ekkkkkkk how cute are they!!!!
I coloured them with my water paints and popped them onto some black cardstock bases.
I added some "doodling" around the borders using my black and white gel pens.

I wonder if I'll be sending one of these to you?

Want to save 10% OFF your order over at the Oddball Art Co Shop?
Use my coupon code DTANGIE10

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Starlynn Queen of the Spooky Starlight Sugar Web Fairies

Hello Oddball friends!


Julie here today with an inspirational post and reminder for the

July Challenge

Dots and Doodles


 

 

 

I used 

Starlynn Queen of the Spooky Starlight Sugar Web Fairies

and I gave her a bit of dimension by adding an extra layer to her body and 2 extra layers to her wings! 


For the background I have used

Digital Stamp Creepy Cute Eyeball & Bones Flower Frame Image No. 334

 


 

 

 


Drop by and join our July challenge!

 

At Oddball Art Stamps

The Theme this month is

Dots and Doodles

 

Please use my Design Team Discount Code

DTJULIEG10

For your purchase of any Oddball Art Stamp

Hugs Julie xox



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happiness is...

Hey Oddballs!  It's EK from ekgorman designs, sneaking in today to share a little CAS card I created using my favorite colored pencils.

Today I am playing around with IMG19 Camper Girl Cassidy from the Big Eyed girl collection.

For today's project I pulled out, like I said my favorite colored pencil set, the Derwent Drawing pencils.  Now I own some five different brand of colored pencils, but despite its limited color range, these are my favorite.  These colors are really soft and in a wide range of natural and sepia tones.  Needless to say, their limited color range is perfect for a clean and simple card.

I additionally added a fun sentiment added in some denim blue ink, to add to the sweet mischief look on Cassidy's face.  The card got adhered onto a Kraft A2 card frame.

Do you play around with different brands of colored pencils?  What is your favorite?  And what Oddball digital stamp is your favorite to color with your pencils?

Needing a new digi, then feel free to use the code DTEK10 to get 10% off you next purchase!



Monday, July 2, 2018

ATC & Coins for July Swap


Hello Oddballs


It´s me again, Tina: I have conjured up these 3 works for our current ATC / ATCoin swap. 
All colorized with Polychromos.


The background comes from our new Digi Paper: Dots & Doodles





If you like to use my code you get 10% off your next purchase.


DTTINA10



And now we really want to see your great ATC's and Coins ...



The best comes last!

Each participant also receives an oddball freebie with the addresses 
of its exchange partners on July 24th. 

So you see, join in is worth it :-)


See you soon...


Tina



If you enjoy my posts here at Oddball Stamps please join me over on 
https://paperplotterlottas-craftchaos.blogspot.de
 to see more of my creative work