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"







Sunday, May 21, 2017

New Release Alice the Artist

 
Good Morning /Afternoon Oddballs
 
AJ here, showcasing my inspiration for one of the Oddball Stamps May 2017 New Releases
 
 
I have created a 8.5" x 10.5" Wall Décor /Poster using this fabulous new image.
 
 
 
 
 
TTFN -- AJ

Monday, May 15, 2017

Oddball Art Challenge May '17 | Mother Love / Anything Goes

Welcome to another Oddball Challenge!

Since we had a TOP 3 for April I decided to split the post into 2....so if you haven't seen it yet please visit our WINNERS POST to see if it might be you!

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......

MOTHER LOVE

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 some DT inspirations to get your juices flowing......& Introducing our newest DT members YAY!

Janet Craftica Perez


 Angie Jones


Julie Gleeson



AJ Art Jypsy



Elaine 



Stephanie Eaton
(our new DT Coordinator YAY)



Rachelle Gould-Harris

Anjie McChesney


Suzi

 



WINNERS Post | Lily of the Valley - April '17 Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in our April Challenge........our very first Anything Goes Challenge with an optional theme "Lily of the Valley"

CONGRATULATIONS to our Grand Prize Winner 

MARLENE ....Our  winner of 3 +1 digi stamps from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.



We had 15 entries this time around which means we were able to draw the TOP 3 prizes along side our Grand Prize Winner...... AND all of them followed our "Lily of the Valley" theme so they all qualify to win the (+1)  digi stamp with all of their prizes(see below)!  YAY!  

Our ENTRIES in April.....


and our TOP 3.....


Maya..... First Prize and our winner of 3 +1 digi stamps 

from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.



Holley......Second Prize and our winner of 2 +1 digi stamps 

from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.



Heike......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......lets keep that momentum moving forward into May and shoot for another TOP 3 when we have 15+ entries.....now stop by our May Challenge for another chance to win!


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy Star Wars Day with Suzi

It is my pleasure to be here with you all today to celebrate May 4th, which is of course 'Star Wars Day'.  If you didn't know already, you now know that I am a Sci-fi fan, not sure if that makes me a Geek or a Nerd!  Anyway today  I'm sharing with you a project featuring 'Crissy Goes to A Costume Party #301' which is a wonderful tribute image to Princess Leia;

My project is an Altered Index Card, and is 6 x 4 inch, so a lovely size to work on. The image is coloured with Alcohol Markers, with a little white gel pen for highlights.  

For the background I coloured the Index Card with Alcohol Markers in various shades of Purple, Orange, Yellow, and Green.  Once the card had soaked up all the ink/alcohol and dried, I spray white and yellow Inks onto it to represent stars.

As a finishing touch I added some Alphabet Sticker for my sentiment.

I had great fun with project, and plan on creating lots more Altered Index Cards, they are great fun, we'd love it if you share your creations with us.  Don't forget you've still time to join in our challenge here on the blog, and remember the theme is optional now, so you can play along with any new project you have.

Thanks for visiting with us today
May the force be with you
Live Long and Prosper
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx