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 https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/OddballArtCo?ref=l2-shopheader-name
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 https://hutcho53.blogspot.com/2018/01/oddball-art-co-atc-swap-january-2018.html.  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.

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

Have a Wonderful Weekend
hugs
Suzi
xxx

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
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

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.



Saturday, January 13, 2018

Flip Album Tutorial


Hello Oddball´s

It´s me... Tina
This time I've created a tutorial for a little flip album.
In it I want to collect some of my favorite pictures of Oddball.
Not only many photos; also 3 videos where you can see 
how I colorize and see the finished album.

Have fun reworking and watching.

Tutorial


1.) 2 pieces  12x12cm and 1 piece 12 x 5cm!




Here is my SnapPap in kraft colors. I cut it first, 
then I wet it a little and press it very tight so that it crumples. 
Once dried, you can continue working on it. I inked it with ink sprays and stamped 
inks and stamped some circles on it and wiped it with Distress Micro Glaze. 
So it is protected and gets a nice light shine.


Now connect the 3 parts for the album like that.

Here I have the SnapPap glued to the outside and fixed with clothespins until it is dried.

That's how it looks finished. I have also a leather strap for to close attached.



Cutting edge 4 retaining tabs in these sizes:
7 x 11,5cm - fold at 1,5cm and 5,5cm
6 x 11,5cm - fold at 1,5 and 4,5cm
5 x 11,5cm - fold at 1,5 and 3,5cm
4 x 11,5cm - fold at 1,5 and 2,5cm 

Then cut off all corners diagonally 

Now glue all parts evenly distributed on each other


Now we cut 8 x piece of cardstock or design paper in size:
24cm x 11,5cm. This you have to fold at 11,5 and 23 cm.


Now stick the pockets in the album. To do this, put the bag on the holder and 
glue it on one side only.


I have the bags still embossed and attached a  decoration. 
This makes them easier to pull out and open later.





Videos







The finished Album



Thank you for watching my videos ...


See ypu soon...

Tina




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


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Oddball Bookmarks

How's it going Oddballs?  I told you I am coming out of my comfort zone.  Today I am trying to inspire you to make other things besides cards, well I inspired myself to .. Da da, we have my very first attempt at bookmarks.

I hope you will stop by my blog www.hutcho53.blogspot.com  to get the lowdown on what I did and where I went wrong.  It's a good read, if you have a spare 2 mins or maybe 3, it's probably the longest blog I have ever posted!

Of course, you will see all the images I have used at the Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/OddballArtCo?ref=l2-shopheader-name. Specific image numbers are on my blog  https://hutcho53.blogspot.com/2018/01/oddball-art-co-new-releasefeature.html
and don't forget our first Blog challenge for 2018 with the optional twist of Feature a Creature
http://oddballstamps.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/oddball-art-stamps-blog-challenge.html. I hope I have given you some inspiration to maybe create some bookmarks for it.

Don't forget you can use my code to get an extra 10% discount off your order.

DTGAIL10

  See you again soon! 

Gail xx



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Upgrade Your Art Journal!

Hey there Lovelies! Alexa here to share with you my "Feature A Creature" project for this month! I decided to take my art journal to the next level by giving it's cover a cute face lift featuring  this amazing digital stamp!

You can check out the whole process & my thoughts on art journals over on my blog !

But here's the finished product in all its grungy glory! Click the photos & check out all the inspiring messages that greet me each day! Perfect to help me channel my inner art creature! Also. How rad is Cinda the Unicorn Fairy!?!



Now go find some notebooks or journals, snag some super cool stamps from the Oddball Art Co. Shop (remember to use code: DTALEXA10 for 10% off your purchase!) & create an inspiring cover!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Poet Journalist Extraordinaire

Hey everyone!  EK here to not only share a card I made featuring one an Oddball Art digi, but to introduce myself to the Oddball Family.  I am one of the new Design Team members who specializes in colored cards!

Today I am playing around with the digital stamp Poet Journalist Extraordinaire #157 and my colored pencils.


I also pulled the perfect little sentiment for another one of Lizzy's gorgeous digital stamps, Josie and the Butterflies, #207, because any time I'm crafting, is in fact a 'Happy little Moment'!

For more on this card check me out over on my page, ekgorman designs

And if you need an incentive to shop...us the code DTEK10 for 10% off your purchase today!

Monday, January 8, 2018

January Challenge Inspiration with Jennifer

Hello Oddballs! Jennifer here, and I have the PERFECT image to share with you for our January challenge theme! The theme is Feature a CREATURE - how much FUN is that? Meet Mr. Monster Image No. 225. Monsters are creatures too, y'all! He's the CUTEST, and perfect for boy cards, IMHO. :)


You can read all the challenge details HERE. There are plenty of prizes up for grabs, and time to enter!! I can't wait to see what you make!

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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Sunday, January 7, 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! 

I love, love making little boy cards. I HAVE boys (no girls, wah), so I'm always needing boy-cards for something! This one features our ADORABLE little D-no Image No. 413



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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Saturday, January 6, 2018

New Release Easel Calendar with Suzi

Today I'd like to share with you a project I've created with one of the gorgeous new releases, I've used the beautiful 'Bridal Party image#421' on an Easel Calendar

Isn't she beautiful.  I fell in love as soon as I saw her, and had to team her up with some pretty papers.
I've coloured her with Alcohol Markers, and added some sparkle to her hair and dress with some glitter pens.

I also created a coordinating envelope to go with the calendar;


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

Have a Wonderful Weekend
hugs
Suzi
xxx

Friday, January 5, 2018

New Release 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 images that you can find in the Oddball Art Stamps Etsy Shop! 

I had a lot of fun creating this card featuring our new little nurse - Jenny has the Cure Image No. 412. The large background paper is leftover from a tutorial I did last month, Shaving Cream Backgrounds.



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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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Sleeping Fox IMG347

Welcome to my first post as an Oddball DT member.  My inspiration for the January Blog Challenge, (Anything Goes with an optional twist - Feature a Creature) is a stepper card using Sleeping Fox. 
 I think this image is so cute.






If you would like to read more about this project, please visit Gail's Blog and search for Oddball Art Stamps. You might even see more Oddball creations and don't forget when purchasing Oddball images at the Etsy shop, you can use my code DTGAIL10 to save a further 10% off your order.
Thank you for taking the time to read my first post, many I hope for Oddball.  I am so excited to be on the team, and I think working with these lovely ladies is going to bring me out of my comfort zone, something I really need to do in 2018.  See you soon.    Gail xx

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Zeddy the Zebra

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.)



Ekkkkkk how stink cute is he!!!!
Coloured with Copic Markers.
I kept a black and white theme for him.
I was going to make him into a baby card but went with a pick me up card instead!

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

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Bubba Baboon


It´s me, Tina:  Today I show you a new release, which Lizzy has drawn for her little nephew.
It is Bubba Baboon #418, a little monkey...


Is not he funny? I colored him with Polychromos and gave him some bananas.


Use my code
to get 10% off in the shop with your next purchase.

DTTINA10


See you soon...

Tina 


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




Monday, January 1, 2018

Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge January 2018 | Feature a Creature

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It's Time for the January 2018 Oddball Blog Challenge!


Be sure to visit our WINNERS POST to see if you're the winner of the December Challenge!

We will have monthly blog challenges that run from the 1st to the end of the month. 
You have until the end of  January to submit your entries (Yes! you can enter up to 3 times as always)
You may link to your Facebook or Instagram posts to enter the challenge if you don't have a blog. Just needs to be a NEW post.

Now for our brand new challenge.
 Just as in previous months we will have a theme BUT it's optional so you can enter our challenge using any stamp with any theme but if you do decide to follow our theme,

"Feature a Creature"

(Interpret this however you want...creatures could be animals, monsters, anything etc...all up to you!)

and are chosen as one of our winners.......

1 Grand Prize Winner if less then 15 entries and

a TOP 3 too if more then 15 entries!

We have a few simple rules for you to follow if you want to play along in our challenge:

1. We have a monthly theme but it's optional (if you are chosen as our winner AND you have followed the theme for that month you will win 1 extra stamp)
2. Please mention and link back to our challenge on your personal blogs/galleries
3. Creations must be NEW, no backlinking
4. Limit of 3 entries per person
NOTE regarding Top 3: we only have a Top 3 if we have AT LEAST 15 entries minimum into our challenge. We had 12 entries last month..would love to see even more this month! So, don't forget to
 tell your friends about our challenge and encourage them to come play along!!


Now for some Design Team Inspiration:

Our awesome design team will be posting inspiration throughout the entire month!

Stephanie
Creature Feature ~ IMG419


Let's Meet at the Sunflower ~ IMG417

Suzi
Sid the Silly Seahorse ~ IMG323

EK
Gloomy Guss ~ IMG222

Gail 
Sleeping Fox ~ IMG347

Julie
Sugar Puff ~ IMG360

Tina
 Gracy Gross Face ~ IMG223

Angie
Panda Pack ~ IMG316

If you like all the design team inspiration be sure to click on their names above the images to be
taken to their blogs where  you can find even more goodies!