Thursday, 20 October 2016

Its All a Bit Greek To Me

I've drawn images that have been a challenge before - well yes I've gone and done it again.  Not only was it a challenge to draw this but colour - to get the look I wanted was a nightmare!  It's taken me days!!  Anyway I'm totally happy with the result and am now wondering if I could do a black and white mono version :D

If you love this and any of my other images you can get them now with a discount by quoting my DT's codes.  They all have one and mine is SKIANDREA10.  Use it on Etsy to get yourselves 10% off!

So this is Maddy and her Addies inspired by all those Medusa films and Greek Mythology I watched and read as a child.  She's been coloured with ProMarkers but mainly polychromos pencils.

After all that work I definitely wanted to show her off on a CAS style card.  All I've used is some black card stock to frame her.

Both the card stock and the image have been distressed.  The edges of the image card have also been distressed with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo in from Tim Holtz.

The only embellishment you can see are a few scattered gems of grey, green and black.

This is my inspiration card for my new challenge starting in the SheepSki Designs Facebook Group today.  the them is anything goes as long as you use one of my images and there are some freebies in the group - no excuses then ;)

I'm also sharing in the Facebook group my newly recruited DT's inspiration cards.  So happy to have you on board and working with you lovely ladies

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Dream In Darkness - Challenge - 13
Ike's World - Girl Power
Your Scrap Book Place - Anything Goes
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Left of Centre - Halloween

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Blue Frosting

We're sponsored this month by Bloobel Stamps at Outlawz Sketch.

My last two inspiration card have been Halloween ones so this time I decided to use Birthday Cupcake for a change of theme.

He's been coloured with ProMarkers and a black polychromos pencil.  Cut out with a Spellbinders die I've then distressed the edges with Antique linen distress ink from Tim Holtz.

Here's our sketch for this week which I've flipped when I made my card.

Design paper are from Lili of the Valley, Maja Design and Joy Crafts.

The only embellishments are a sentiment coloured with ProMarkers and a few brown gems.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Di's Digis - Add a Sentiment
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - One for the Boys
Craft Rocket - Happy Birthday

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Book club

We don't often have them at Oddball Art for the blog but this time we've got an Anything Goes challenge with out theme What's You're Doing :D  We'll hopefully get to see lots of your beautiful creations.

This one is image 24.  Once upon a time a long, long, long time ago I used to read, a LOT.  But now I'm all crafty I hardly read and have turned to audio books LOL!
Anyway this little cutie image has been coloured with Copics.  Mounted onto some black card stock to frame it I've added it to layers of papers from Santoro and Our Daily Bread with some more black card stock.

I've then doodles some words with border all about reading, book club etc. and cut them out to put onto the card.  My only other addition - some black gems

Hope we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Crazy Challenge - Use the Colour Red
Ike's World - Girl Power
CraftyHazelnuts Patterned paper - October
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Add a Sentiment
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes

Reindeer lessons

Christmas is coming and our new challenge at the ABC Challenge is R for Red, Ribbon and Reindeer sponsored by Live and Love Crafts.
I've used a cutie image from Tiddly Inks called Reindeer Games.  The image was coloured with ProMarkers, Copics and black polychromos pencil.

I've gone for a simple layout to showcase the image.  Used in this card are black card stock and one design paper from Maja Design

Heart ribbon and a Merry Christmas ribbon complete the look with a few black gems.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge - October
Christmas Cards All Year Round - October
Crafty Catz - All Tied Up
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Use the Colour Red
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Friday, 14 October 2016

Haunted House

Ever seen though films with Haunted Houses in them?  This was my inspiration for drawing this image Hallow Hall.  You can find it in my shop here on Etsy or alternatively you can join my Facebook Group where it's a freebie :D click here
The image was coloured with ProMarkers, Copics, black polychromos and biro.  The image has been framed with some back card stock.

I've combined Hallow House with Claire Bear my zombie teen.  I created Claire Bear for the recent Marker Papers Digis challenge on Facebook.  Claire Bear is available in my shop on Etsy click here.

Claire Bear has been fussy cut and mounted at the front of the card to make it look like she's standing in front of the house.

Boo!  Happy Halloween - well nearly, only a couple more weeks to go :D
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Halloween
Lets Craft & Create - Halloween / Autumn / Fall
Sasayaki Glitter - Autumn / Harvest / Halloween
Left of Centre - Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
Ike's World - Girl Power
Simply Create Too - Halloween
Crafts & Me - World Card Making Day
Dream In Darkness - October

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Beanie Babe

I launched this image a couple of weeks ago.  She's a young trendy thing called Rachel wearing a beanie hat.  Hopefully she's going to be a versatile image that can be used for all sorts of occasions.

For this card I've coloured her with a compination of Copics and ProMarkers.  She's then been fussy cut ready for mounting onto the card.

Here's a close up of my flower arrangement.  Used in this are flowers, leaves and chipboard from The Ribbon Girl, Wild Orchid Crafts, Live & Love Crafts, Hobby Craft (wedding section) and Scrapienic.  
Towards the bottom you can also see some organza rose trim ribbon.

I've made a very pink shaped card so all the papers have been hand cut to share and size.  These are from Lili of the Valley and First Edition.  I've chosen to do a non traditional colour - pink for breast cancer awareness :D

The snowflakes are Scrapienic wood chip, there a re a few pearl gems and the whole card has had lashings of DecoArt loose glitter applied to finish the Christmassy feel.

Love to see what you create with her.  You can share your creations in my SheepSki Designs Facebook Group where I also hold anything goes challenges (as long as you use one of my images).  Pop on over there are also some freebies in my group

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Anything Goes
The Crafter Cafe - Use Lots of Pink
Live & Love Crafts - Traditional Pink
The Ribbon Girl - October Card Challenge
Incy Wincy - All That Glitters
Creative Craft Cottage - Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Glitter n Sparkle - Think Pink
The Corrosive Challenge - Pink for Awareness
Fab n Funky - Lots of Sparkle

Wednesday, 12 October 2016


Witches tis the season for witches.  Lisa has asked us to do some Halloween creations over at Outlawz Sketch this month which she is sponsoring.  You can find The Tallest Hat in her Etsy Bloobel shop.
I've coloured this one with ProMarkers.  Around the image I've used a Halloween stamp (part of a Paperartsy set) giving the whole card a witches and potion theme.  Around the edges of the image I've used some Tim Holtz Milled Lavender distress ink.  It's been mounted onto some black card stock and I've added a couple of purple star stickers from Paperchase.

Here's our sketch for today

Design papers are from Out Daily Bread and Joy Crafts.  I've also used some more black card stock.  Along the bottom is a thin gingham ribbon which I got from Crafty Ribbons.

To complete the potion / witch theme I've added a flower and skull sticker from Paperchase and stamped a poison bottle onto some left over green paper.  This is again part of the Paperartsy set.

Hope you like my creation - see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Passion for ProMarkers - Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween Inspirations
Left of Centre - Halloween
Sasayaki Glitter - Autumn / Harvest / Halloween
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes