Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Releases & Home Renovations

Hey there Oddballs!  

I am going to make this quick today as I am finally getting the renovations done in my living room that I have been waiting for quite a long time!   I am super excited, the floor was put in last night and I am painting the walls today as soon as I get this posted.   I took before and after photos of the floor.....

 I will have better "after" pictures to come once the room is truly finished, and I will definitely share them with you, hopefully that will be real soon!   It always seems like everything takes longer then I think its going to take...... lol   Does that happen to you?

Ok, back to what you came here for..... I have 2 new releases for you today,...

The beautifully colored cards above were all created by Lozzy of Nins Cards using both of my new releases Astrid the Fairy Img#297 and Cheyenne Img#299 
A fun fact about this stamp is that Cheyenne is a real girl, the beautiful daughter of my wonderfully talented FB DT Coordinator Angelique, and I created this stamp based off of the photographs she emailed me.....I wont be sharing those photographs with you for privacy reasons, Im sure you can understand, but I thought it was still a fun fact to know!  :)

Andrea also used Cheyenne Img#299 to create the beautiful card above,  so pretty in pastels! Bettina used yellow and a fabulous shabby chic distressed look to pull together the gorgeous card below.... 

I love how Naz made Astrid the Fairy look so pretty in pink above and Julie had such a clever idea to use her for a bookmark below....

Don't forget we have a brand new Challenge starting over on the Oddball Stamps Blog our theme this go around is "Watchin' Rainbows" how fun is that!  Wait til you see the fabulous creations from my DT...... Im sure you will love them as much as I do!

 Now to decide on a color for those living room walls....
Lizzy xo

Saturday, March 12, 2016

I Swear To Drunk I'm Not God

Hello Oddballs!

Just a quick post today to make sure nobody misses the Friday Freebie I posted to the Oddball Art Stamps FB Group yesterday.

For a limited time all group members are welcome to download this stamp set for FREE!

This set inlcudes...
  • 1 jpeg file
  • 1 png file (transparent BG)
  • 3 sentiments
  • 1 big eyed Leprechaun
Download the zip file for free until St. Patrick's Day by clicking HERE and its the first file titled LizzyLoveIMG298.  (if you are not yet a member of the group you will have to join before you can see and download the file.)

Standard Angel Policy applies with this freebie, do not give it away, sell it or share it with anyone.  You are more then welcome to invite your friends to the Oddball FB Group so they can download it too!

Remember to show off your creations by posting them in the Oddball Art Stamps FB Group and join in our Challenges for a chance to win even more free stamps!  Enter our FB Challenge HERE and our Blog Challenge HERE.

Have fun creating! 
Lizzy xo

Friday, March 4, 2016

Painting A Creepy Cute Fairy In Watercolors

I created this watercolor painting I titled Stardust using Twinkling H2o watercolors. (my favorite type!) 

I LOVE the Luminous Faces  set which is what I used to achieve this look of the girls face.  I don't remember exactly which ones I used in this video for skin color but they definitely came from that set.  The colors I find myself coming back to the most for skin tones are Amber Bronze, Golden Sand, Pink Cloud & Cinnamon Stick which are all part of this Luminous Faces set.  Check out my unboxing video of it HERE.   

The colors used everywhere else in this painting including her hair were

Rich Cobalt (also part of the Spiced Sorbet Set)
Wild Plum (is part of the Spiced Sorbet Set)
Natural Linen (this color is part of the Luminous Faces set and its also part of the Native Blush Twenty Four Piece Mini Kit which is basically the  Luminous Faces with the addition of 12 more fun colours)
China Black (is part of the Spiced Sorbet Set)

If you've never used Twinkling H2O's before, I just have to say these little gems are such luscious, yummy colors in convenient little pots, you just spritz with water, wait a few mins and start painting, the paint never goes bad or moldy or anything, the cakes just dry and harden back up til you go to use them again!   You can use a brush, sponge or stamp to apply the paint which is so versatile, you control the consistency with how much water you add.   Then there's my favorite part, they are completely cruelty-free, everything from their company Colourarte is cruelty-free! My kind of business! <3  (I say that out of my pure joy for their products, they are not giving me anything to say that, I have in fact bought all of my paints from them.)

The only other supplies used in this painting were...
uni-ball Signo Gel 207 Black Ink,

And if you enjoy this image you may like IMG#160 Starlynn Queen of the Sugar Web Fairies, it is very much similar to the image in the video.

I have lots of footage now so I just need to get thru it all and hopefully can get some more of these out real soon!  Thanks so much for checking out my process.
Lizzy xo

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Just Another Rainy Tuesday....

This is the scene outside my studio window all day today........pouring rain!    Cold  too!  It's a good thing this picture below is the scene inside my studio...

with the fire place burning  its the perfect kind of  day to spend inside painting....

everything is all set up to start painting right after I share with you all of the beautiful artwork created by my wonderfully talented DT ladies using my newest stamp releases which are all now in the Etsy Shop

I  have 5 new images to share with you this time around, the above little robot dude is named Peanut and he is part of my newest stamp design IMG #296 Sadie Burns and Peanut, I am going to start painting this illustration tonight.   You can follow along with my WIP pics on my Facebook Page and my Instagram

IMG#292 Sally's Stars won the popularity contest among the DT (if there was such a thing lol ;) 

The beautifully colorful card above was created by Delores be sure to click on her name to visit her youtube channel and check out her process!

 Bettina created this lovely shabby chic card below and on her blog you can see her recipe for this fun design....

Tracey lays it all out on her blog exactly how she created this super fun and colorful star card below...

Stars, stars and more stars lol The beautiful star card above was created by Julie and the super fun and beautiful shaker card  below was created by Naz and of course you can see their processes by clicking on their names and visiting their blogs!

Elaine went a different direction and put together the enchanting art journal page below...

I don't have a finished sample of  IMG #296 Sadie Burns and Peanut here to show you just yet but above is the stamp in its entirety for now and like I already said Im going to start painting it as soon as I finish this post so I hope to show you a colored sample soon.

Another one of Naz wonderful shaker cards above using my very special ballerina dancer IMG#294 Milla's Dance and below a beautifully feminine touch by Granne...

I love the rock and roll approach from Lena below...

Before I get to the last 2 cards, IMG#295 Jessica b Giggles is another new release from this time around but I unfortunately didn't get it done in time to have any samples for her this time around.  I will see if I can squeeze in another painting this week if I can, stay posted for Jessica done in watercolors!
ok and last but definitely not least, one of my favorite fairy's yet....

IMG#293 Hari the Fairy is a perfect example of what happens when I start drawing on an "empty mind" lol thats what I call it anyhow,  I have no idea what I want to create I just start drawing and see what happens, and as it turns out my most favorite illustrations of all time are the ones I created on an "empty mind" fancy that eh!

Visit Shannon on her youtube channel to see how she came up with the colorfully cheery card above then stop by Andrea's blog to get her recipe for the fabulously done card below...... I love the baseball take on this image!

Thank you for stopping by to see the new designs!   If you have been working on any creations using my images you will want to know that we just started a brand new "Anything Goes" Challenge in our FB Group, which is YOUR opportunity to try and score some free stamps,  and who doesn't LOVE free stamps, right?  ;)

With that said, even more opportunities to win by entering our Blog Challenge, the theme this time around is to use a sentiment click HERE to enter!

Time for me to get messy! See you soon, 
Lizzy xo