Saturday, January 13, 2018

A little more Odd

Just wanted to pop in real quick to share this gorgeous image
and the card I created with it. 

This image is called, "Sweetie Pie" and is available here
I LOVE this version of an owl from the Oddball shop. And she's got
plenty of owl images to choose from in the shop.

I paired this image up with some girly, flowered designer paper and
a quick sentiment stamp from Unity. I added some Nuvo drops in silver lining,
glow in the dark shocking pink, and liquid mercury.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Friday, January 12, 2018

Always an Oddball

I have always been something of an oddball all of my life.
I have learned to embrace my strangeness over the years,
and have managed to find my "tribe" in the process.
So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that I adore the remarkably quirky
artwork of Lizzy Love, over at Oddball Art Stamps Company.

I have been very fortunate in that I have won a few free images as prizes
in the challenges on the Oddball challenge blog and the contests on their facebook group.
I have also purchased my fair share of images. There are just too many to choose from!! 
This little guy is one of my favorites.
He is called, Sunny Bunny and  can be found here.
He comes with quite a few sentiments, as well. A lot of bang for your buck.

I also had a play with some distress oxide inks.
I love these inks so much more than the original distress inks.
These blend like buttah.

Okay, here is this sweetie one more time.
Be sure to join the facebook group, play along with the challenges, and 
just have fun with Oddball Art Stamps

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Oddball Art Stamps challenges: Feature A Creature


Saturday, January 6, 2018

New year, new art

Well, well, well, 
look who's dusted off her keyboard and is posting
in 2018!
I haven't been able to create much over the last year, but
I made it a priority (of sorts) to create some card art when
my brother from another mother, Mark Gould told me he
had launched a set of stamps over at Chocolate Baroque.
And not just any stamps, but some really lovely art
that is reminiscent of tattoo line art with a Steampunk flair.

First up is a card I made for my father's 70th birthday,
using "The Gent", image.  
I love how you can really make the image for any man,
of any age, just by adjusting your color palette.

Since my father is now 70, I used distinguished grays to 
 color his hair and beard. I have to say this gentleman does have
more on top than my dad, but he still enjoyed the card and
the similarities.

This gorgeous lady is called,
I am pretty chuffed with how this card turned out. 
Not too bad for a dusty, old chick.
Me, not Gypsy Rose.

The size of these stamps allows you the freedom to get really
nice blends and should be a dream to color in any medium.
I chose my papers out of my coveted Graphic 45 stash of
Rare Oddities, and let them dictate my Copic coloring palette.

There are two more stamps in Mark's current line, so be sure to pop
by Chocolate Baroque and check them out. They are currently on sale,
and you get even more bang for your buck if you buy all four stamps.
You're welcome.
And do yourself one more favor and pop by Marks's blog, or follow him
on face book to see all the cool schtuff this guy's doing. He's all over the
place teaching, and creating. Quite a talented chap.
Again, you're welcome.