Thursday, June 15, 2017

Oddball Art Challenge June '17 | Spread Your Wings / Anything Goes

Welcome to another Oddball Blog Challenge!

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

Now for our brand new challenge. Just like last month 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,

"SPREAD YOUR WINGS"

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. So, please tell your friends about our challenge and encourage them to come play along!!

Now for some Design Team Inspiration:




AJ 








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WINNERS Post | Mother Love - May '17 Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in our May Challenge.
it's our second Anything Goes Challenge with the optional theme "Mother Love"

CONGRATULATIONS to our Grand Prize Winner 

HOLLEY ~ Our winner of 3 + 1 digistamps from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop


We had 17 entries this month which means we were able to draw the TOP 3 prizes along side our Grand Prize Winner...... AND everyone followed our "Mother Love" theme so they all qualify to win the (+1)  digi stamp with all of their prizes (see below)

Our entries for MAY!


~ Our TOP 3 ~


Lisa J. ~ First Prize and our winner of 3 +1 digi stamps 

from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.


Teresa ~ Second Prize and our winner of 2 +1 digi stamps 

from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.



Kitty ~ Third Prize and our winner of 1 +1 digi stamps 

from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.



Please contact Karen to claim your prize...provide THIS LINK in your email along with your image selections. (only the img# is needed) 

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


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

You're Grounded - Technique Tuesday

Good Morning /Afternoon Oddballs
 
AJ here.. Posting a Technique Tuesday on Wednesday ..
Sorry for the delay - I woke up yesterday with a  severe case of Vertigo.
And could not sit up for a second without feeling dizzy and lightheaded.

So without further ado - my technique ---

You're Grounded -- Grounding your main image with a background
 
--- I am using Fairy Girl - Starlina  to show you this technique  ---
 
  
 
Check out the details @ You're Ground - Grounding your images
 
TTFN -- AJ

Thursday, June 8, 2017

New Release - Creative Planner Inserts

Hi Oddballs - Angie here with an Inspiration Post for Oddball Stamp Co's New Releases.

I am using the Creative Planner Inserts set.
You would have already seen my Veggie Veronica (IMG182) Planner page for December.
In case you didn't, here she is again.


But did you know you also get a Password Log page too!!
To start off I have used the header along with the Doodle Collage IMG107 to create my Cover page, and printed off the Password Log page.
Now I have created my Planner by printing in A5, but you can print Letter size / A4 if you choose.

I coloured up the images on collage using my Copic Markers.


How good does that look! Yep, great for the household accounts.

Now for my Crafty sites, I decided I needed to be a bit more crafty!
So again I used the Header to start my Cover page. I added 3 Suns with Faces from IMG313B and coloured with my Copic Markers, same with my Password Log sign.
As a Bonus, you get Jaz with your inserts (How cool is that!).
Again Coloured with Copic Markers, cut out with my Scan N Cut (because I hate Fussy Cutting!).
Before I glued my Jazzie in place, I grabed some inks and stamps from my stash and had a little creative moment.
Now my final process before punching the holes to put it in my Planner, was to laminate it with a another Password Log page behind it. This is to give it protection from the elements and also so I can reuse the same page over and over like a message board.


Here you can see my Password Log written on with a Sharpie - this is perfect as it is permanent until I decide to change the password, delete the account.
Easy to do, just grab a tissue and some StazOn Cleaner (or an Alcohol wipe), give a quick wipe over and clean - good as new!


How happy does Sweet Jaz look now that her Passwords are in order!

I hope you have been inspired (I do apologise for the long post), and I look forward to seeing how creative you can be with your Password Log's!

Thanks for reading and until next time, Happy Crafting.

Angie xx


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

2 WEEK REMINDER: ODDBALL STAMPS CHALLENGE | May 2017

Hello Oddballs!

Stephanie here, this is my first blog post for the Oddball Stamps Challenge blog.
 Just wanted to say a big HELLO from Tennessee!
I hope everyone had an awesome weekend. 

First of all, I want to remind everyone you still have two weeks to enter the
Also, since the rules have changed you can use any image, any theme, from any company
BUT...
if you do follow our theme this month,
 "Mother Love
AND
are chosen as our winner you will win 1 extra stamp with your prize!
Here's a reminder of the rules:

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. 


So come join in the fun! And don't forget to tell your friends! We love seeing all your beautiful creations!

Here are some of our Design Team creations to inspire you:


Angie
 Veggie Veronica image #182







AJ



I also want to mention that we have a separate challenge every month over on the

I hope you all will come join in the fun! #OddballArtChallenge

Much love,



Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Hello Oddballs

It´s me again, Tina
There is a new Technique a Week. Today I made for you a video tutorial in which I would like to show you how to make my flowers with Foamiran. The tutorial is divided into 4 parts, because the file was otherwise too large, to show all in one video. 

At first... What is Foamiran? 
Foamiran is a moss rubber-like material, only very much thinner. 
Only about 0.7 - 0.8 mm thick and with a very soft velvety surface. 
The material can easily be formed by heat, but can also be processed without. There are many different ways to design flowers.
I wear gloves in the video because I am currently allergic to everything ...Of course you do not have to.

Now we start



And now we come to the videos.
There you can follow the steps better than in a photo guide.
On youtube you can find also the Info Boxes.


Video 1
Foamiran dye with oil pastel´s



Video 2
How to make flowers with Foamiran - Part 1



Video 3
How to make your own stamens and flowers with Foamiran - Part 2


I hope I have not bored you too much and
you also want to create your own flowers.




Here again the beautiful flowers finished.



And finally I would like to introduce you a new digital image.
Colored with Polychromos 


#381


The flower on the picture is one of the handmade Foamiran flowers.
See at the first photo here in the post.
I've only converts them to a painted image in the photo editing program.

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See you soon...

Tina
"PaperPlotterLotta"