Friday, September 25, 2020

You're Scared?

 Are you scared? I'm scared, this little guy is definitely scared! So what went wrong here? Perhaps the next card will give some insight into the perplexing madness of this very spoary (I mean spooky)  and moldy scene! Were they just looking for a fungi? Next time I'm here on the Oddball  blog I will answer these mind blowing questions and more!

For now we will concentrate on this card and how I created the scene! As Halloween approaches I am getting more and more excited, I understand it wont be the same this year but its all what you make it! Aside from florals Halloween cards are my favorite to make, perhaps because I have such a vivid imagination and love everything spooky! I thank Lizzy, such an extremely talented artist for designing  amazing images that always allow me to create the scenes I love so much! 

This is an A2 sized card. I used my alcohol markers and pencil crayons to colour. I did use some distress ink in my background  and the frame is pattern paper that  I had! 

The images I used are as follows- CCC# 123 Foggy Forest 

                                                       CCC#118 Starry Night 

  The worm is from the August Exclusive. I still can't believe memberships are only $15.00 a year!  Such an amazing deal!  

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Greetings from Afar

 Hey Creepy Cuties!

Its Celia back with some card inspiration using September's Premium CCC Membership stamp. I first coffee dyed a few map pages, colored up my image with alchohol markers, and fussy cut them out.

I then tried just using g a 4x5.2f piece of the map page as a full card front, but it was a little distracting. So I ripped it up and glued pieces down around where I wanted my stamps to go. I grabbed a travel/vacation themed stamp set from my stash and stamped the sentiment on vellum.

I put a circle of sparkly iridescent tulle behind the suitcases because I can't help bur use it on everything because I think it looks like a magical glow. I topped it off by adding some enamel dots and rhinestones, rounding the bottoms corners and stamping Happy Halloween on the inside from a Pink Paisley Spellcast stamp set. 

If you're not already signed up for the Premium Membership I hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiighly recommend it. For only $15 A YEAR you have access to the entire Creepy Cute Chronicles Archives and receive monthly exclusive stamps!


Ghosts in the Mist


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 - CCC124 Ghosts in the Mist!

You will see a similar post on my blog with a few more details
Calling All Crafters 
along with other posts you might like...

This week I decided to make a journal page

Step One

Apply acrylic paint to my journal double spread (grey, Speckled Egg Distress paint, white).
I added the dark colour first and moved through to lighter then lightest, using baby wipes to add the colour.

Step Two

I embossed some shapes using Versafine and white embossing powder. These were Stampin Up snowflake stamps.

Step Three

I added the trees embossing them with Speckled Egg Distress Ink and Weathered Wood embossing glaze.

Step Four.

I printed the images, coloured them with Copics and black pen and cut them out.
I then arranged them on the background.

Step Five.

Add some black pen doodling around the edges.

Happy Crafting!!

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This coupon code is for 10% OFF the entire Oddball Art Website

Waiting HalloweenCCC # 114 SUMMER CRUSH by Sabrina Lamarina

 hello friends of OddBall, I am finally back to color the magical OddBall!

Today I keep you company with CCC # 114 SUMMER CRUSH DIGI STAMP Creepy Cute Chronicle that I colored with Nuvo

I love this stamp and can't wait for Halloween !!!!
xoxo Sabrina Chicca Lamarina

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Boy Themed Halloween Card

 Hey there Creepy Cuties!

Its Celia from Paper Beats Rock Designs and I'm back to show you a card I created using Creepy Cute Chronicles edition #95 Superheros and a bunch of scraps and branding strips.

I first got together a pile of branding strips and boarders from my Halloween stash and created a ton of card fronts by gluing them down to 4x5.25 panels in coordinating color schemes as I showed in a previous Instagram post I made.


I then mounted it on a card front and sewed around the edges with lime green and black threads and layered some tulle on a green diecut stitched circle that I inked around the edges with Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn. 

It seemed a little too soft so I ripped off a scrap piece of vellum, another color of tulle, and then a coordinating orange ripped scrap for my lil dude to stand on. I finished it off with a sentiment as mischievous as him as well as some enamel dots and rhinestones. 

Make sure you're signed up for the Premium Membership of the Creepy Cute Chronicles so you can dig back in the archives of stamps!

Alice in Wonderland (Mini album page 4)


I have finally reached the last page of the Creepy Alice mini album that I am making as an inspiration for Oddball Stamps and this time it is the scene where Alice meets Her Majesty the Queen of Hearts. 

For this I used the cut flowers from one of the papers that I am using, to create the garden and a lot of Oddball stamps, to create the characters that are around the place. 

The stamps I used are the following: 

CCC 22 Bats 

CCC 71 Scare Crow 

CCC 114 Premium Summer Crush 

To decorate the frame and give the feeling of being in the middle of the queen's garden, I used the flowers cut from the rest of the paper that was left over from the frame of the first sheet. Together with the background ones, I think I managed to give it a depth effect. 

The protagonists, Queen and Alice, are in the first row, on the flowers and outside the frame, next to the title, some bats and the crow. 

The rest of the characters are hidden in the background, with small flowers that I had left over on them, to get the feeling that they are emerging from among the rose bushes. 

And so it is. 

I hope you like it, inspire and encourage you to carry out your own projects. 

I also bring you another news: Oddball Art Stamps has opened DT Call. If you are interested, go ahead and read what you should do in the previous publications. 

Also remember that you have the discount code DTIRENE10 for your purchases in the Oddball Art Stamps store, the hashtag #creepycutechronicles to share your projects and a super fun monthly challenge on the Oddball Art Stamps page in Wix 

See you!.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Mushroom ❤️

Maybe you have seen people print their projects on decorative paper.  I have seen in some beautiful pictures on Instagram and I have been wanting to try it.  I decided to see if I could create a scene using Oddballartstamps.  Featured in this project is CCC #123 premium image and Rosie and resting racoon 181 and Caroline and Petey in a tree.

Printed on Tim Holtz Wallflower collection paper

Choose a decorative paper and print out  the design you want, in this case  I am using the premium images for this week
combined with two Oddball digital stamps (181and195 ).  Next,  I used Black Widow skin tone pencils on the 2 girls.  I had to make the skin tone pretty dark to show up on the decorative paper (Tim Holtz)
After I finished the skin I filled in the rest of the image using distress ink and added colored pencil on top for depth.

Finally I mixed some Diva pink acrylic paint with modeling paste and  stencils hearts around the sentiment. I also added white jelly roll gel pen as highlights 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Dawn of the fall fairy

CCC 122 It’s fall y’all
Hey Oddballers!  I am sure by now you have seen Creepy Cute Chronicles #122.  The premium image of  the Fall fairy is sooooo adorable, I just had to create something!  The fairy and jack o’lantern are part of last week’s premium membership but the pet cemetery background stamp goes clear back to issue #57.  You might recognize the sun as a sticker on the luggage of  monthly premium digital stamps.  I love creating with digital images because they are so versatile.  You can mix images, enlarge them or shrink them, allowing you the freedom to create!  If you want the premium images you need to become a premium member, just $15 a year at Oddball art company and  sign up.
This picture was watercolors using distress ink by Ranger.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Fall Dreams

 Hello I'm always so happy to be here on the Oddball blog sharing inspiration and it's FRIDAY! The new issue of CCC is out and I'm so excited because it's fall inspired and fall is my favorite time of year!  The image in this issue is CCC #122 It's fall Yall  and for my fall scene I also used  the birch trees  image no 376 such a versatile stamp . I just think this little fall fairy is the cutest! 

So I have been doing a lot of water-coloring lately and I wanted to watercolor this forest scene . I used Mijello Mission Watercolor and I always use pencil crayon to add in some depth and shadow. I used black card stock to add a bit of a frame at each end of the card.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you found some fun fall inspiration!


It's Fall, Yall!


Today Friday I bring you my project with the freebie of the week CCC122 "Fall Fairies" in its Premium version that you will only get if you are a subscriber of Oddball Stamps

I have accompanied it with two more stamps. The images #297Bookworm Astrid the Fairy and #217 Fairy Nixie the Pixie, in this Slimline Card simple to make.

To begin, I colored the digis with alcohol markers and cut them out with scissors.

To make the background, I cut out a cardboard to the measurements 21.5 x 10.5 (8 ½ x 4 1/8 inches) and inked with a cloud stencil and I-zink ink color Océan.

I trimmed two grass borders at different heights and inked with Distress Ink Twisted Citron and Forest Moss.

The next step is to do the composition. I wanted the girl to be bigger and to "discover" the autumn fairies doing their magic, so I played with heights and layers, as well as with the methods to glue the pieces on my background so that they were further away or further fence as required by the scene, using glue, double-sided tape, or double-sided foam tape.

This is the result.

I hope you like it and it inspires you.

Remember that you have the discount code DTIRENE10 for your purchases in the Oddball store, that you can use the hashtag #creepycutechronicles to publish your creations and that we can see them, and that you have a very fun active challenge on the Oddball Art Stamps WIX page.

See you!

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Wicked Adventures

 Hello I am always happy to be here on the oddball blog especially when I get to share wicked inspiration such as these witchy gorgeous images that Lizzy so awesomely designed! This is the Adventure awaits members exclusive for September!

For this card I colored the images using my alcohol markers and for the background I created the cloud's by starting off with a black card stock base and a cloud  stencil that I have. I used Weathered wood distress ink to blend into the stencil giving this background the eerie feeling it deserves! The sentiment and little girl are from Tim Holtz and I used Speckled egg distress ink on the little girl to give her a ghostly appearance! All was adhered to a green sparkly base, the color reminding me of a witches skin! I love everything spooky and I hope you find some Halloween inspiration from this spooky, wicked, witchy card!

Thank you so much for stopping by!