Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Winners Post January 2018 Oddball Blog Challenge | Feature a Creature

Thank you to everyone who participated in our January Challenge!!
It is an Anything Goes Challenge with the optional theme "Feature a Creature"


CONGRATULATIONS to our Grand Prize Winner!


Sarah N.Our winner of 3 + 1 digistamps from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop


Our entries for January!



 We had 32 ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL entries this month 

which means we were able to draw the TOP 3 prizes along side our Grand Prize Winner!!!




~ Our TOP 3 ~


Hazel ~ First Prize and our winner of 3 + 1 digi stamps from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.

Crafty Paws ~ Second Prize and our winner of 2 + 1 digistamps from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.

Katrina ~ Third Prize and our winner of 1 +1 digi stamps from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.


Please contact Stephanie to claim your prize...provide THIS LINK in your email along with your image selections.
(only the img# is needed) 
You have until February 28, 2018 to request your images.


February Blog Challenge will be announced on February 1, 2018

Thank you to everyone that participated......let's move ahead into February and shoot for another TOP 3 when we have 15+ entries.....now stop by our February Challenge for another chance to win!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Mixed Media Inspiration


Hey Oddballs! I wanted to share a little inspiration for creating with Oddball Stamps.

I have used image #92


Created with Watercolor, ink and scraps. If you enjoy my post here at Oddball Stamps, please follow my Instagram @Meagans.Art.Studio

XOXO,
Meagan

Monday, January 29, 2018

Creepy Cute

Have you Played yet with the January "Feature a Creature" challenge yet?  If you haven't you still have a little time, but only a little.  The Challenge closes tomorrow, so get cracking on you Feature a Creature Designs.

Also, if you played once, but are feeling super creative, play again, because you can play up to 3 times each month!

I made another card, featuring this time one of the new digis in the shop Creepy Cute and Whimsical Creature.


Considering this month's theme, I figured it would only be fitting to create a card using a spot light to feature this cute little creature.  So I pulled out my copics and went a little crazy coloring this one layered card.


To finish the card, I pulled out Tim Holtz "Small Talk" sentiment stickers and added one to the bottom of the card!


I can't wait to see who wins this month's challenge.  There really are so many amazing projects.  Now just make certain one of them is yours!







Sunday, January 28, 2018

Freddy Legs Wise-Key

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.)




Coloured with Copic Markers, white and black gel pens.
I embossed the grey card mat and then distressed the edges.
Added a couple of watch bits I picked up off ebay.
I think he's come up quite well.

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

Saturday, January 27, 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 Nelly and her Nymphs Image No. 369



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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Friday, January 26, 2018

Shrinking Art Tutorial


Hey Oddballs! Meagan here, I wanted to provide a quick tutorial for creating with Oddball Stamps.

I have used image #375 . This is a great activity for the family that is low cost. 



Created with Watercolor, ink and scraps. If you enjoy my post here at Oddball Stamps, please follow my Instagram @Meagans.Art.Studio

XOXO,
Meagan

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Mixed Media Inspiration and Tutorial


Hey Oddballs! Here is my first post on the design team. I wanted to share inspiration and quick tutorial for creating with Oddball Stamps. 

 
I have used image #7ws for this one.




Created with Watercolor, ink and scraps. If you enjoy my post here at Oddball Stamps, please follow my Instagram @Meagans.Art.Studio
 

XOXO,
Meagan

The Cat Lady


Hello Oddball´s



Its me again; Tina: There is today an image for the cat friends among you. This ist "Cat Lady" #424
This time around, I once again dug out my watercolor pencils from Faber Castell and I colored the cat Lady with it.



For the background, I've tested something and lubricated around on a glittering gold hologram cardboard with wood glue and liquid Distress Oxide colors. And the paw prints and scratches I cut with the plotter out from vinyl foil.




See you soon...

Tina



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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ghost Dancer


Hey Everyone, Design Team Member EK from ekgorman designs here to share a Tips and Tutorial video I create using Oddball Art Co. digital stamp #402 Ghost Girl.


The Link for the Video is below:




Hope you enjoyed seeing how I colored this image and how I created the background.


If you feel moved to try and color this image, use the code DTEK10 to get 10% off your purchase in the Oddball Art Co.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Art Crayon Art Journal

Hey hey! Design Team member Alexa here!
Today I'm bringing you a fun art journal page featuring this gorgeous set of stamps & Marabu Art Crayons.


You can hop on over to my blog & check out a video tutorial/ product play & learn a bit more about Art Crayons, Pastels & Gelatos too!

For this project, I simply prepped a mixed media (heavier weight paper) art journal page with some Gesso. I then took over my art crayons and paintbrush & created a fun wash of color on the background & then added some scraps of paper.

I also used my art crayons to color the feathers:

Next I painted in my dreamcatcher & added some text & voila! A beautiful art journal page!


Hope you enjoyed this fun project! Go grab some art crayons & stamps from the Oddball Art Shop & get creating! Don't forget to use code "DTALEXA10" for 10% off your purchase! 


Monday, January 22, 2018

Bathing Octopus Art


Hello Oddball´s


I´m back again; Tina: Today I would like to remind you once again of our Blog Challenge. You have until the end of January to upload your works. And for my DT - Card i used a ner release:



Colored with watercolor


Please use the coupon code in the shop
so you will get 10% on 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


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 Pok√©mon 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




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 to see more of my creative work