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Friday, September 4, 2015

DominoART Challenge #16 "Spooktember - GHOSTS"

TGIF Dominoians!
Oh My Ghoul, can you believe that it's September already and time for a new DominoART challenge!  October will soon be here and so will my annual DominoART's 31 Days of Halloween Scarefest and as usual, we'll be participating in the Smeared and Smudged annual blog hop too!  So sign up now to join my Wicked Players list, click HERE for all the info, and have your altered game art featured on DominoART!
Now for September's challenge
DominoART Challenge #16
Altered game art of any kind featuring GHOSTS!

I want to see GHOSTS for this challenge!  You can make anything you want and alter any kind of game or game piece(s)   
 5+ entries are required to win a DominoART prize!
 For 4 or less, one entrant will win a Guest Designer spot on DominoART in a future Challenge and get a snazzy badge for your blog!

For today's inspiration I've created an altered domino necklace featuring a stamped ghost and a silver ghost charm.

 I stamped the ghost by Studio G with black Archival Ink onto a standard sized white domino and heat set.  The background, edges and sides of the domino are coloured with a chisel tip black Sharpie marker and I hand wrote the word "Spooky" with an ultra fine black Sharpie.  I sealed the pendant with Judikins Diamond Glaze and then wrapped silver wire around the domino and formed the pendant bail at the top with needle nose pliers.  The charm is attached to the wire frame with a jump ring and the pendant attached to the necklace made of tigertail and glass beads with a jump ring as well.  Such a fun piece to wear for Halloween!

Now it's your turn, I can't wait to see your Spooktember creations!

Domino Hugs!

Monday, August 10, 2015

"Poe Key" Smudgy Antics Challenge + Smeared Ink news!

 Happy Monday Dominoians, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
We're now entering the 2nd week of our current Smudgy Antics Challenge so pop on over and enter if you haven't had chance yet to be in the running for 2 fab little prizes!

The TWIST this month is

Plus, some awesome news, Smeared Ink is BACK with a whole new website and blog, YAY!  Stop by and check out their whole new look HERE!

My DT share is in celebration of Poe, the master of macabre....and yes, I do consider him a Creepy Creature LOL!
I made a "Poe Key....to unlock your dark side" using Smeared Ink's Poe and quote from the Quoth the Raven rubber set, a key and 2 altered Pairs in Pears game tiles.  A really cool way to jazz up your boring keys!

To alter the game tiles I first applied Platinum Planet metallic silver Brilliance ink to the blank side of one and the letter side of the second, of course I chose P for Poe.  I heat set the ink before stamping the image of Poe and the quote in black StazOn ink and heat set again.  I then edged and coloured the sides and the opposite sides of each piece with DecoColor Liquid Silver paint pen and spray sealed them with Krylon Artists Workable Fixative and gloss sealer.  I completed my project by sandwiching the key between the 2 tiles with E6000 adhesive.

Challenges entered:
Dream in Darkness challenge #4
The Artistic Stamper - August Anything Goes
Ikesworld challenge #43 - all about the night
Anything But a Card #50 Celebration
Create and Inspire challenge 26

Domino Hugs!

Monday, August 3, 2015

"Magic Bubbles" Domino Pendant - Circles Challenge at LCPtoC

Howzit Dominoians!
The new Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge started today, #15 is Circles.
Here's my DT share, I created an altered domino pendant using Lost Coast Designs Bubbles Border stamp.

I stamped the bubbles with black StazOn ink and coloured them with a combination of Bic pigment markers and tiny dashes of Alcohol Ink blending solution and the smaller bubbles are coloured with metallic Promarkers.  To give the pendant a huge dash of magic I applied Viva Pearl Magic Transparent White to every single dot for that fabulous dimensional sparkle!  I coloured the edges and sides of the domino with a metallic DecoColor Liquid Gold paint pen and adhered a pendant bail to the back with E6000 glue and hung the domino on a turquoise suede cord necklace.

Come and join us over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and Stay to Play!  See you there :0)
Domino Hugs!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Forever Dark DT share for our July Challenge!

Howzit Dominians!
We've had some unfortunate setbacks to our Forever Dark Challenge blog that launched with our 1st Challenge in June but we're back without much of a hiccup.  Nothing else has changed besides our blog name, from Forever Dark Challenges to Forever Dark 2 and new challenges still start on the 1st Tuesday of every month!

Now for our July Challenge #2 Anything Goes!   
We have THREE fabulous sponsors this month and it was a pleasure to get to create with the images they provided us with!  Thank you so much sponsors!

Kenny K
Kenny K

Limited Runs

Lacy Sunshine stamps

  I'm sharing two projects over on my LeighSBDesigns blog as well today featuring Kenny K and Lacy Sunshine so I hope you'll pop on over to see them :0)

Here's my 3rd Forever Dark DT project featuring the digi stamp called Raven the Dom by Limited Runs!  I couldn't resist making an altered Doublecross Domino pendant with this gorgeous girl.

I adjusted Raven in Photoshop CS6 to fit the size of a Doublecross Domino but somehow still managed to cut off her feet, oops, that's what happens when you're creating in the early hours of the morning! I printed her out onto regular printer paper and coloured her with Copic markers.  I then made a decal with her by first cutting the image to the size of the domino and I then applied two coats of DecoArt Triple Thick glaze to the design.  Once the glaze was dry I applied water to the back of the image and gently rubbed away the paper to leave behind a semi-translucent image which I was then able to adhere to the surface of the domino with Triple Thick glaze.  Decals are a fun way to use digi stamps on dominoes and avoid that "paper stuck down" look.  I turned her into a pendant and adhered a jewelry dual pin and bail to the back and hung it on purple suede cord.

I hope all my projects today have inspired you and I'll see you over at Forever Dark Challenges!

Domino Hugs!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Push Pins set - AIW Blog Hop!

Howzit Dominoians and Happy 4th of July!

Most of you know how much I love Alice in Wonderland and my passion for AIW goes hand in hand with my passion for altered game art.  When I was invited to participate in an Alice in Wonderland blog hop to celebrate the 150th Birthday of the Book hosted by Suzi Baker McKensie I could not resist!  I wasn't sure if I was going to get the blog roll in time before I'm away from my computer for a while so more names could have been added to the blog roll already but Suzi kindly let me still play and provided the blog roll early enough for me to add at least a partial list to my post!  Thx Suzi for your understanding and letting me still play!

Alice in Wonderland illustration stamps available at Lost Coast Designs, we have a whole category dedicated to Alice so stop by and check them all out!

Today we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, and what better way to do that, than to share lots of creative projects inspired by this wonderful story.

Not only will you see lots of amazing artwork today, but you can also win prizes from the following amazing companies;

Prize winners will be selected from Random blogs throughout the hop using Random.org to select each winner.  In order to be eligible for a prize you must visit all stops on the hop and leave a comment. The prize draws will be open until July 18th, with winners announced on July 20th.

Blog Hop List
more blogs have been added here so please check Karen's blog for more names!

Today I'm sharing a set of altered Bendomino "Alice in Wonderland" Push Pins.  I love using Bendominoes for my Alice projects, which are curved dominoes, coz the quirkiness of their shape ties in so nicely with the quirkiness of the entire Wonderland story!

The Alice in Wonderland illustration stamps I used are available at Lost Coast Designs.  We have a whole category dedicated to Alice so stop by and check them all out!

I used the tri-colour Pearlescent Brilliance ink pad called Tiramisu to create the variegated background on the surface of all 4 Bendominoes and heat set before stamping the Lost Coast Designs Wonderland images with black Archival ink and then heat set again.  Each Bendomino was edged with a broad point metallic liquid gold DecoColor paint pen and Tim Holtz paper tape with a script design, cut in half to fit, was applied around the sides.  I used Judikins Diamond Glaze to seal the design and the sides of all the Bendominoes and adhered flat topped metal push pins to the backs with E6000 glue.

I look forward to hopping to see your fabulous AIW inspired projects but I'm away from my computer for a bit and will comment on them all as soon as I can!  Thank you for visiting with me today and for leaving me some love!  Your next stop is Claudia!

Domino Hugs!

Friday, June 26, 2015

DominoART Challenge #15 - Christmas in July + Any Game Goes

TGIF Dominoians!
WOW, can you believe that it's nearly July already, where has this year gone to!
Well it's time for a new DominoART challenge but first up, 5 fabulous entries were entered into Challenge #14 and that means we have a WINNER, woohoo!  All of your projects deserve to win so I let Mr Random do his thing!

You have won a surprise DominoART Prize and get to display your brag badge with pride ;0)
Contact me with your full name and address before the start of the August challenge to claim your prize!

 Now for what's in store for you for July
DominoART Challenge #15
"Christmas in July"
I challenge you to get into the Christmas spirit (or Creepmas if you're so inclined) and make anything you want altering any kind of game piece(s)! 
 5+ entries are required to win a DominoART prize!   For 4 entries or less I'm now offering Guest Designer spots to my fave projects and you get a snazzy badge for your blogs too!

For today's inspiration I'm sharing some projects from Christmases Past!

Friday, June 19, 2015

"Universal Language" Game ART Trinket Box - Lost Coast Portal to Creativity NUMBERS Challenge!

Howzit Dominioans!
Boy oh boy has Blogger being playing games today!  But looks like I managed to kick the gremlin out so here's my DT post for today!

I made this altered game art trinket box for our current Challenge - #13 Numbers over on our new Event Challenge Blog called Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!  Do stop by if you haven't yet because you're missing out on all our Grand Opening Celebrations with loads of prizes up for grabs!

I had a ball creating this piece and used the following Lost Coast Designs stamps:
 Time FliesATC Misc 7 Set and Numbers Border

  I used 4 standard size dominoes, a playing card, a real die and 4 dice beads to create this fun piece.
I coated the top surfaces of all 4 dominoes with Brilliance Pearlescent Cosmic Copper and a touch of Pearlescent Crimson Copper and heat set the ink.  I stamped two of the dominoes with different portions of the Time Flies image with the face and the other two with portions of the measuring tape ATC stamp.  I left the edges of the dominoes white and stamped those with the Numbers border stamp.  All stamping was done black Archival Ink and heat set before sealing with Judikins Diamond Glaze and then assembled.  I used a fancy playing card for clever little insert piece.  It's actually a very tall and narrow playing card which I had to cut down to size in the middle and re-attach.  I had hand wrote the Universal Language quote with black Sharpie marker on the card face and stamped more numbers on the back.  The large dice was a adhered to playing card insert and the dice bead added to the base once I added a base cut from black cardstock.

 Thank you for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Domino Hugs!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

D'ART Guest Designer: "Steampunk" Altered Domino accessories set!

Howzit Dominoians!
You are all in for a fabulous Guest Designer tutorial today!
Please join me in welcoming back An English Lady with Part 2 of one of her favourite techniques, clay stamping!

 In the 1st part "Roses" altered domino punk style jewelry AEL created a punk themed accessory set out of dominoes by stamping into clay using a positive stamp.  She also provided you with a step by step tutorial detailing how to take the technique further.  Check it out if you missed it!

For this 2nd part she has created a Steampunk accessory set using a negative stamp.  She increased the depth of stamping on one of the dominoes, to add drama to the piece and added metal embellishments and wire (to draw the eye in). These changes are very quick and easy to make. AEL has included a quick step by step tutorial for today's project and you can see the 3 main types of impressions on the "Roses" tutorial HERE!

For this project AEL created a Steampunk look using Docrafts' Looking Glasses Urban Stamp. As an English Lady she loves to support British Companies, which create good quality products and best of all these are available in the States too.

Please click on each photo to enlarge and follow along with her tutorial!
We would love to see your projects using the clay technique too so feel free to share links to your projects in the comments of this post!

both of her fabulous projects are on display in this photo
Thank you for visiting DominoART today!
Domino Hugs!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop with Smeared and Smudged!

Howzit Dominoians!
Welcome to the 2nd of my blogs playing in this year's Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop hosted by the fabulous Smeared and Smudged team!  Thanks so much for hopping with us today!

a peek at my entire S.A.D collection
Here's the blog roll to keep you going and if you stopped by here first then start the hop at the beginning on Black Dragon's blog, you do not want to miss all the fangtastic skullie eye candy being shared today!

 Here's my 2nd Smeared and Smudged DT project for today - an Amazonian Amulet found in the clutches of a doomed treasure hunter!
Doublecross Domino "Amazonian Amulet"
I used one of Smeared Ink's feathered skull rubber stamps from their Fringe set on this one.
I stamped the wooden Doublecross domino with black Archival Ink, heat set the image and then coloured the design with Sharpie markers in my signature Sharpie Domino Queen technique.  I then added a red and gold tear drop sticker jewel to the feathered head piece.  To complete the necklace I wired wrapped the domino a few times with thin black craft wire with the skull charm attached and added the bail by twisting the wire on one of the passes round.  The skull charm was silver toned so I coloured it with a brown Sharpie to give it a more aged gold tone and then added the brown suede cord necklace to complete the look.

click to enlarge the photo for a closer look at the details
Hop on over to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to see 3 more of S.A.D projects and one of them is another domino ;0)  Today is also the start of our 1st Skellie-Fest event that runs through to June 18th with a $20 gift certificate to spend at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!
Don't forget to return after the hop and play to win!

Domino Hugs!

Monday, June 1, 2015

"Maddy Hatter's Wonderlandian Sugar Bowl" Doublecross Domino Trinket Box

Howzit Dominoians!
Our new challenge over at Altered Eclectics starts today!  As always our challenges are Anything Goes BUT they must be mixed media altered art projects, NO cards, tags or ATCs are allowed!

My DT inspiration for June is this Wonderland inspired "sugar bowl" made with Doublecross Dominoes, Pairs in Pears game pieces plus a dice bead and features Lost Coast Designs Manga Goth with Top Hat.

I also made this project for the launch of Lost Coast Designs new Event and Challenge blog called Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!  Pop on over and join in our fabulous Grand Opening Celebrations!

I featured my project in more detail over on my other blog, Leigh S-B Designs, so pop on over for more info on how I made my game art trinket box!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Domino Hugs!
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