Friday, 14 April 2017

Lilly of the Valley Oddball Art Stamps blog Challenge

Hello everyone! 
And a HAPPY EASTER to anyone who celebrates it. 

It's another month and another challenge from lovely Lizzy. You can find image used here on her Etsy shop. Looking thru my crafting shelf I found an old shopping bag and immediately I felt I wanted to use it for my design team inspiration project. I found some heat transfer sheets and after transferring image to my Cameo software I printed it out. I coloured it with my Promarkers and scanned it back into the software. Here is the coloured picture:

After  that step I created  stencil for my background and after cutting in on my Silhouette Cameo I used watercolours to paint it. After scanning it back into the computer it looked like this:

Next step included combining all the pieces together and using offset function creating cut lines. Due to the background I just wanted a quick cut so erased a lot of offset parts. And of course as using heat transfer paper REMEMBER  to flip the image although it was not as important on this occasion due to not having any text.  

After the whole transfer onto the bag was completed using my hot glue gun I added the gems and pearls together with the sticker letters just so it all will hold together.

And here is the completed project.I had so much fun creating it and only claimed one 'victim'... Next time I hope I will remember not to burn my carpet with the iron while heat transferring. Note to self... use towel underneath if doing it on the floor. 

So pop over to Oddball Art Stamps blog and take part in monthly challenges. Love images by Lizzy are a prize and of course it is for all the fun!!!! You can find the blog here.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Crazy Little Thing called Love challenge


I hope everyone had a good day even if you don't celebrate Valentines or is just simply solo. Whatever is your status hop to Lizzy's blog challenge. You can find the Oddball Art Stamps blog here.  

My DT project is this little Valentines card made for art swap and used my silhouette to cut it out. I hate fussy cutting and decided to transfer the digi stamp to the studio. Stay tuned for the reminded of the challenge blog post as I will be making a small tutorial of how to do it. 

I used image number #281 Bucky be mine and transferred it into the silhouette studio. Cut it out together with the fri fold card then used silhouette  made stencil to cut the background stencil out. Using watercolours added the hearts and after colouring the Bunny with water colours adhered it to the page . At the end using grey watercolour added some shadowing.

I hope you like this little and simple card. Thanks for looking at the post!


Saturday, 14 January 2017

I'm back and another Oddball Arts DT challenge

Hello! I am aware it has been so long I believe its been over a year. I had such a difficult patch in my life but now I'm back and feeling positive. In my personal life there had been so many changes... I moved to a new lovely flat, changed job positions and most of all had my little rainbow... my baby girl was born last October. So anyway... one of my New Year's Goals ( not resolutions) was to finish or restart things I quit and of course my blog and DT work was one of them. I have to say it would not be possible without lovely Lizzy, the owner of Oddball Arts. She has been really supportive when I needed it and even when I had not participated all that time in her team she kept me on. I had been 'dropped' from other teams but not Lizzy's. She is one amazing woman!

Anyway, new year and new challenge themed ' Winter tale'! Please pop in to the Oddball blog and look at some amazing inspirations created by the DT members. You can also find the amazing digital stamps by Lizzy here.
For my post I decided to do a mixed media page in my DT album. I used  Dylusions sprays for the background and as the ink was still wet I sprinkled glitter on top in similar colours. Afterwards added some distress inks to the borders of the page and into the page. Using white acrylic pains and the mixed media stencil I added the white circles (snow). I sprayed it all with the clear adhesive. While it was drying I coloured the image of this kawaii Big Eye Owl on the tree using my Promarkers and white Posca pen for highlights. As best as I could I cut the image. I had torn some textured paper and  glued it randomly changing the colours. Ten adhered the image and punched out some circles. Inked them with my Dew Drops chalk inks and black marker for the dots and lines. Added trees and snowflakes wood veneers and using liquid pearls added swirls. They are free handed so not perfect but that's what i Like. Messy and free. Printed the quote using my Dymo label maker and used Promarkers to shade them. 
Very sinple but I love it. And here are some photos for you to see. Please come and join us at the Oddball Art blog challenge for your chance to win prizes. 

I am entering my creations to the following challenges:

Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations:Challenge Blog - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart Challenge Blog - Anything goes

Saturday, 28 November 2015

BabyBlog Hop for Ang !!!

My letter is.... 'L'

Welcome to the Lizzy's and Oddball Arts blog hop. You must have arrived here from Lora's blog!
This post is to celebrate an amazing news! Our DT member become a Mum and this hop is to show her our support! 

The blog hop has been such a fun and I just loved working on this little and very simple card. I used a new digital set by Lizzy and you can find it here. I used my watercolours for the bottle accenting it with Wink of Stella in clear. I am in love with anything with splatter but decided just to add a touch of it on the card. Life has been so busy lately that unfortunately I can not spend as much time crafting as I did before. However I am hoping to be back with full force soon.

So your next point of hop is a blog of a lovely Naz. Click for the blog here

Once you have done all the hop posts stops you will return to the main post and leave the result of the hop. There are 3 digi  stamps to be won so I am encouraging you to have fun and take part!!!

Friday, 28 August 2015

Wedding anniversary.

So here comes the day again when we celebrated the anniversary of our wedding. Gosh I just can't believe in was 10 years ago when we said I DO. However this time we had been sad despite still being in love. Recently we had a personal tragedy which I really am not ready to talk about but we lost a precious gift. 

Anyway as we both were not in full celebration mood we had not prepared any gifts this year. It was no longer important so I just made this little 10 minute card for my OH. The flourish card was already pre cut in this design and I had purchased it in local Hobby Craft. 

I used ppinkydolls art digital stamp called Forever Friends and you can find the shop here.
I coloured the image with my Pro Markers but as the image itself is really small and I did not wanted to spend a lot of time working on the card I only filled out the most important parts of the design. And I actually like it that way. Then I added the wooden embellishment sentiment ' awesome'  which my Husband often uses (especially after the Lego movie - and here the song plays out in my mind again...) and added some pink rhinestones. 

In the card I had written about how much I love him and so on and so on. Lastly I added a little bit of Wink of Stella shimmer to the wooden sentiment and the image.

I am entering this card to the following challenge:

Hope everyone takes care and I will return shortly with more creations and better mind set. X

Saturday, 1 August 2015

ECLP cover

So I am such a big planner addict and recently received my Erin Condren Life Planner. I ordered just one cover but felt I really had to put my own touch there too. So I decided to use this beautiful Sherri Baldy digital stamp and use her as a main focus on the page. As it is she is also a sponsor on our Crafts Galore Encore Challenges so feel free to have a look on the blog and take part in Anything goes challenge for August. Also have a look at Sherri's digital stamp Etsy store.  

So I used Tim Holz Distress Ink to colour the background. Then the bottom half was covered with another green colour to give the effect of green grass. I added bricks afterwards using my stencil mask followed by black swirls with another one. On both I used Distress Ink. I printed and cut out the digital stamp colouring it with my Promarkers adding highlights with white marker. I used black marker to write the quote I really loved which I had on my Pinterest board. I did the white hearts and pain splatters with my acrylic paint and watercolours to create the shadow. With a marker I had drawned the lines to imitate the borders and after it all had dried out I laminated the cover leaving gap for punching the holes. 

I am putting this cover for the following challenges:

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

'Dancing Dave' Birthday Card.

Hello! Hope everyone is OK. The weather outside the window for the past few days reminded me more of autumn season than summer with loads and loads of rain and wind! So been trying to snuggle at home with a warm cup of beverage and sitting cozy in the bed. Unfortunately my kitty cat has been poorly and for the past 3 days had been receiving an ongoing treatment from the Vet. 

Here at Oddball Stamps we are having a monthly challenge reminder for the 'Die Cuts' challenge. There is still time to take part as the challenge will not close until middle of August.  

I made this lovable and cute robot card for a family members Birthday and tried making it more masculine. Not sure I succeeded to full extend but I love it.  If you fancy having a go at creating similar project using this whimsical digital stamp from sweet Lizzy Love you can find him here

I used Mojo Mondays challenge for the layout of the card but had only trimmed the front page.  wanted the card to be quite simple so only used papers from one collection. Even the vines are die cutted from the same paper pack. At the end I just added a blue flower and finished off the card. 

I am entering my card into following challenges:

Mojo Monday - sketch challenge 408
The Craft Barn Weekly challenge - clean and simple.

Take care everyone and let's hope we will have a sunny day here in UK today !