• blog hop

    HolODDday Hop

    Good morning, Oddies! We are having out annual Hol-Odd-Day hop starting now and if’ you’re here, you should have arrived from Alexis’ blog. If not, head on back to the Some Odd Girl blog for the full list because you are not going to want to miss a thing! We have some fun prizes to hand out after the hop to a special few who leave comments on every blog, and everyone hopping this week gets 25% off their order at the Some Odd Girl shop using code HOLODDDAY! Unfortunately for me I’ve somehow injured my right hand so beyond minimal movements I’m pretty screwed so I’m giving it some…

  • art,  Digital Painting,  speed coloring

    Stars Speed Painting Process Video

    I realized while working on my 2 latest art prints that digital painting has come a crazy long way since I made my last big piece in 2003. Photoshop 5.5 was the program I worked with (not CS5 like now lol that’s like 10 versions ago) then and techniques have really evolved. Consequently I am relearning as I go and really don’t know if my way is the best way (is it ever? ha) to do it but even if its not I am really enjoying it! I super love my markers but this is giving me a whole new avenue to play with color that isn’t as easy in…

  • art,  Coloring Tutorial,  Uncategorized

    Coloring Faces Ebook

    I’m super excited (and nervous to tell the truth) to be putting out my Coloring Faces ebook today! I’ve been picking away at this thing for 2+ years and finally decided to go for it and get it out there. There are many great ebooks out but I think this one will give you a unique perspective. In it I share techniques to “seeing” the shape of the face then applying that to all the stylized images we know and love. Its a bit more “in depth” probably than some coloring tut books out there as its to show you how to approach an face with some anatomy behind it,…

  • blog hop,  card making,  crafting

    25 Days of Christmas Tags, Odd Style

    I am happy to be joining Tracey McNeely in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!  There are several sponsors so MANY chances to WIN! For Some Odd Girl, post a comment on all of the Some Odd Girl designer blogs and also on the Some Odd Girl Blog to be counted to win a Some Odd Girl PRIZE! For other prizes, check out Tracey’s 25 Days of Christmas blog post. For my tag I went cute and simple with the digi stamp Sweater Pup and sentiment from the Santa Clear Stamp set. I thought the wood dots were perfect… though I love them and have been hording them.  Now make sure to…

  • art

    New Art Print

    I’m really excited, I’ve finally put together my first art print of the year and have it up on Society6! Its a goal I’ve had for a while but I finally started it then got sucked in, finishing it in 2 long days of digital painting. I shared some process pics on instagram and big love to everyone who responded, its great encouragement     A photo posted by Kristy (@someoddgirl) on Nov 10, 2015 at 12:02pm PST     A photo posted by Kristy (@someoddgirl) on Nov 10, 2015 at 3:07pm PST And here is the final piece, I haven’t digitally painted much since my wedding invitations in 2003…

  • blog hop,  card,  card making,  crafting

    ODDtober Fest Halloween Hop

    Welcome to my house as you Trick of Treat with us Odd Girls this halloween 😀 Each stop along the way will have a (craft) Trick and some a Treat. You have to comment at each house (blog) to be eligible to get a treat. Not very hard but we all like treats, especially treats that get you $10 of free loot from my shop. You should have gotten here from the Some Odd Girl blog and next up you’ll be knocking on Leah’s door. But first let me share my project with you… I’m not going to lie, I enjoy drawing halloween-y type things but I’m not great at…

  • card,  card making

    Welcome to the Jungle!

    Welcome to the Jungle, Amazon Mae! She’s my newest digi stamp at Some Odd Girl! I’ve really been into critters recently and she goes right along with that theme. Tarzan, eat your heart out. We’ll see what comes about next. I’ve got a special one in the works for our ODDtober Fest party week starting next Monday, October 12th. Its MY birthday but I will be giving things away to you. That’s how I roll. Also, make SURE you have signed up for my newsletter in the footer of my shop, special things on the way today. The event goes all month long so don’t be a stranger. But back…

  • Stamp Tutorial,  tutorial

    Adding Depth to a Digital Scene: Video Tutorial

    Hey everyone! Today I have a tutorial to add to my growing series of building digital scenes in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.  In the previous videos, each building on skills learned in the one before it, I’ve shared how to change a JPEG into a PNG, and how to layer a scene in photoshop.  In today’s video I have a neat trick from you add extra depth to your scene in a way you might not have thought of before… What do you think? A little goes a long way into making the two images look like one. Make sure to check out our previous Movie Monday videos tutorials for…

  • card,  card making,  Uncategorized

    Laura’s Shop Hop

    Hi Everyone! Today I am joining a new wholesaler to the Some Odd Girl family by joining in the hop for the grand opening of her shop, Laura’s Loft! I really suggest you hop thru the list at the bottom of this post, not just for the prizes Laura is giving away, but to learn more about her endeavor and see some fabulous creations. I may be the last stop on the hop but you should have come from Ellen whose creation I got to see before hand and I kinda want to be her when I grow up now! For my project though I used my stamp set, Hey…