Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mixed Media Tutorial - Mini Art Journal

Hello Oddballs!!!!

Have you heard about our new "Technique A Week?"

Each week one of the lovely Oddball DT gals shares a new art technique...

Find all the details including how you can win FREE STAMPS on Angeliques blog HERE as she shares her Colorbursts Technique!

Today I am excited to share with you a mixed media technique to create a Mini Art Journal!


When I was first inspired to create this mini art journal I had a different design in mind which didn't use the ribbon or need any holes anywhere.   However about half way thru I decided I really wanted to use this Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon that I've been hoarding for years so I changed the design a little to incorporate it.   

Had I planned for the holes I would've used thinner cardboard making the covers able to go thru my hole punch.   As it was I used an electric drill atop a plank of wood to drill the holes thru both covers...... it worked!  Who knew?  lol  This new design also made the process of using 1 long sheet of paper for the inside pages moot. 




I have included all the files necessary to make the above journal as well as a blank template to design your own.  The 2 stamp files are ready to be printed on 6" x 6" paper to give you the same starting point that I used in the video or your can use the blank template to design your own front and back covers using any digital stamp or clip art of your choice.    You can download all 3 files here.... Template Download

I still want to try my original design idea so for my next Technique week which will be March 29th I will be back with another video to share my original art journal technique with you.

In the meantime you can check out any Techniques you may have missed in February.....

 Oddball DT Tina's fabulous Brusho Colors and Spray Starch Technique from February 8th & Troppostella's funky Airbrush technique from February 15th

Be sure to join Oddball DT Tina on March 15th for her "Bubble" technique & on March 22nd Oddball DT Penny will share her "Stencil" technique!

We hope you find the inspiration in our techniques to have fun and create something wonderful..... we hope you will join us over in the Oddball Art Stamps FB Group to share your creations and join in our Monthly Challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lizzy xo





Thursday, December 15, 2016

Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love: CHRISTMAS TIME (IS HERE AGAIN) CHALLENGE

Quick post today to give you a couple of links...........our LAST CHALLENGES for 2016 on both the Oddball Stamps Blog and Oddball Stamps FB Group, we hope you will join us and play along for a chance to win yourself some free stamps!  Links below.......

Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love: CHRISTMAS TIME (IS HERE AGAIN) CHALLENGE

DECEMBER 2016 FACEBOOK CHALLENGE

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Giveaway

well its been way too long since we had a giveaway on this blog so here it goes.......

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN!

We will have a FIRST place winner and a SECOND place winner....

10 original watercolor paintings to choose from.....I was having trouble deciding which 2 paintings to use for this giveaway so I decided why not let the winners choose, so this is how it will work....

1. Sign into Rafflecopter below and follow the easy steps to enter, there are many ways to enter giving you up to 10 entries if you choose to do them all!  You can also come back each day and enter again. 

2.  Winners will be chosen by random number using the tools supplied by Rafflecopter.  First place winner will have first choice of 1 of the 10 paintings and second place winner will get to choose 1 from the 9 paintings that are left. 

This giveaway is open to participants worldwide and shipping will be taken care of no matter where in the world you are.

All of the 10 paintings have been painted using Twinkling H2o watercolor paints on Strathmore 140lb cold pressed paper 7.5" x  11" in size.  They are numbered 1 - 10 below....






GOOD LUCK!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Now In Store....

I am excited to share with you this years brand new holiday paintings and ordering is now available for this years Christmas card sets!

I have created 10 unique and original Christmas card designs from my original watercolors which can be ordered in sets of 10 or 20 ( 1 of each design or 2 of each design ) 


Check out all 10 of my new watercolors in the album below....
Christmas Cards 2016

Just like previous years I will add hand painted detailing to all of the cards in the set for the first 10 sets purchased  &..........

We are giving away 2 of the originals in our Holiday Giveaway....no purchase necessary to win.....enter HERE!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Last Nightmare Before Christmas....

Hello Oddballs!!!!

Our next new stamp release will be November 28th which will be our last release of 2016!  Don't worry though we will be in January and going back to our old format of releasing new stamps every 1st and 15th of the month.

For today I have some DT inspiration for you using the stamps we released in October....

img#342 DT Sample created by Vicky

img#343 DT Sample created by Julie

img#343 DT Sample created by Vicky

img#345 DT Sample created by Naz

img#346 DT Sample created by Suzi

img#347  DT Sample created by Jennifer

img#347 DT Sample created by Naz

img#347 DT Sample created by Tina


img#347  Sample created by Vicky

img#348  DT Sample created by Tina

img#348  DT Sample created by Troppostella

img#349  Sample created by Vicky


Come and join us for either of our Monthly Challenges for an opportunity to win some free stamps!

BLOG CHALLENGE  - (Fantasy Theme) closes December 14th 2016

FB CHALLENGE - (Anything Goes) closes November 30th 2016

Thank you for stopping by........  I will see you November 28th with our last release for 2016!

Lizzy xo

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A Day for the History Books

Its been 2 years in the making but the day is finally here.....2016 American Election.......and Im sure will be one for the history books no matter the turn out!   

I tell ya.......I don't know about you but the suspense is killing me! lol 

created by DT Tina

So I figure what better way to kill some time then to make some art; so before I dive into the painting I am working on today, I wanted to share some more DT inspiration with you from the October stamp release.

created by DT Sarah

You can find all 9 of the October releases HERE

created by DT Jennifer 

and you can click on each DT members name to visit their own blogs and see more of their beautiful works!

created by DT Ang

As you know our FB Monthly Challenge is always "Anything Goes" and you still have the rest of the month to get your entries in to win free stamps.......Enter HERE

created by DT Troppostella

Our 'themed' Blog Monthly Challenge is actually "Anything Goes" this month as well so if you want to take advantage of that you still have 1 more week to get your entries in..........HERE

created by DT Vicky

Our next stamp release will be November 28th but I will be back a couple of more times before then to share more of this gorgeous DT inspiration with you!

created by DT Suzi 

Have an awesome day everyone.............and American's remember...

Lizzy xo


Thursday, November 3, 2016

I've Learned My Lesson.......

"Art is the most supreme expression of life....in all its forms, it is the essence and ground of all creation!"

created by Oddball DT Naz

Hello Oddballs!!!!  Im back with some more fabulous DT inspiration featuring our newly released stamps in October.   You can find all of the new release downloads HERE.


created by Oddball DT Vicky

For today I have selected one DT sample for each of the new stamps to share with you, Enjoy.....

created by Oddball DT Andrea


I would also like to remind you of a brand new challenge that just started in the Oddball Art Stamps FB Group as always "anything goes" with an Oddball image......... so lets see what you are working on for a chance to win some free stamps!!!!!

created by Oddball DT Vicky

There's also still time to enter our "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge this month......click HERE

created by Oddball DT Ang


Our next stamps release will be November 28th but I will be back again a few more times before then to share more inspiration with Octobers new stamps so see you soon!

created by Oddball DT Tina

Be sure to click on each of the DT members names to visit their own blogs and see more of they beautiful works!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Lizzy xo