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Saturday, April 18, 2015

BDay Celebrations - DominoART's Next Top Mascot "Dominique Doll" Contest!

In celebration of
DominoART's 13th Birthday I'm hosting


How to enter the Contest
  1. Become a follower of the DominoART blog.
  2. Join my new DominoART Facebook Group where the contest will be held!
  3. Create a fabulous altered game art doll of any kind, shape or form - take a closer look at DominoART's blog banner photo for lots of glamorous inspiration!
  4. You can use any kind of game pieces and other embellishments but you must use at least one altered domino in some way! 
  5. Your doll must be rubber stamped in some way!
  6. Digi stamps can be used too.
  7. Submit your entry on the DominoART Facebook group no later than June 2nd by midnight PDT!
  8. Members of the Facebook group will get to vote for their favorites and from those finalists I will select the winner!
  9. The winner will receive a fab prize (sponsor will be announced soon) and a glamorous Winner's blog badge!
  10. The entry that wins will then come and live with me where she'll join my royal court, be treated like royalty, participate in numerous photo shoots and join the elite group of ladies adorning DominoART's blog banner photo, the FB group's banner and be featured on our various blog badges!
Who will win and become DominoART's next Top Mascot?  
I can't wait to see all your fabulous game art dolls! 

Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Happy Birthday DominoART!

Happy Weekend Dominoians!
Today we celebrate DominoART's 13th Birthday!  Woohoo!!

WOW, it just seems like yesterday when my original DominoART Yahoo group was founded!  I've been altering dominoes and other game pieces for 13+ years now and I'm still addicted and loving it!

copyright: Domino Dude - Leigh Snaith-Brunton
To celebrate I've launched DominoART's new Facebook Group where I will now be hosting DominoART's Next Top Mascot, the "Dominique Doll" Contest!
See my next post for all the details!
I hope you'll come and join the fun!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DominoARTgroup/

 Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Friday, April 17, 2015

Week 4 of D'ART Challenge #12 "Dominoes to DYE for"

TGIF Dominoians!
We're now heading into the fourth week of

 DominoART Challenge #12
"Dominoes to Dye for"

I challenge you to DYE your dominoes using only the Egg Dye kits sold for colouring eggs!  So dash on out to your grocery store and grab a few different kinds before they're gone for another year!  Click HERE to enter Challenge #12!  5+ entries required to win a prize!  For 5 entries or less I'm now offering Guest Designer spots to the creators of my fave projects!
 

Last week I showed you the dominoes I altered using a metallics egg dye kit and today I'm sharing some "Alien Landscape" dominoes I made using 2 of my faves from those dominoes. I loved those 2 from the middle, they reminded me of deep space photos of magical celestial-scapes. So I used those 2 and added the stamped Lost Coast Designs columns from the ATC Misc. 7 Set. The columns were stamped on Neenah cardstock and coloured in shades of Cool Grey Copics, fussy cut out and just the bases adhered to the dominoes so that the columns stood away from the domino surfaces to add some quirky dimension.  I completed the celestial sky with self-adhesive silver starts.  


Sadly there's been no entries yet, I'm surprised coz this challenge was a fan favourite in my DominoART Yahoo group over the years.  Hopefully you're still working on your projects though and I'll see some fab ones this week ;0)  There's still plenty of time to enter, the challenge closes on the 29th at noon PST!  I saw some kits in the Easter clearances at 90% off at Walmart the other day so hurry and grab some while you can! There's no right or wrong way to dye dominoes so just have fun and play around with the kits and see what results you get.
I'm DYE-ing to see your challenge entries ;0)
Click HERE to enter Challenge #12!

Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, April 16, 2015

DominoART Has A New Facebook Group!

Howzit Dominoians!
I'm very pleased to announce that I have launched our new DominoART Facebook Group in celebration of the DominoART's original Yahoo group's 13th Birthday/Anniversary!
I'm no longer accepting any new memberships to the Yahoo group and will be transfering the wealth of info and tutorials etc over to my new FB group.  Lots of work ahead for me LOL but it's going to be all Fun Fun Fun with swaps, challenges and contests galore for everyone!!!!

Are you GAME to alter anything from dominoes to jigsaw puzzles?
Then I sure hope you'll come and play with us ;0) 


Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Friday, April 10, 2015

Week 3 of D'ART Challenge #12 - "Dominoes to Dye For"

TGIF Dominoians!
We're now heading into week 3 of

 DominoART Challenge #12
"Dominoes to Dye for"


I challenge you to DYE your dominoes using only the Egg Dye kits sold for colouring eggs!  So dash on out to your grocery store and grab a few different kinds before they're gone for another year!  Click HERE to enter Challenge #12!  5+ entries required to win a prize!  For 5 entries or less I'm now offering Guest Designer spots to the stamper of my fave projects!


 For your week 3 inspiration I've been playing with metallics!
This egg dye kit consisted of a gold opaque glaze and some semi-transparent colours.  I used a combination of new dominoes straight out the box as well as some old ones from my stash of doms set aside for re-use.  The opaque metallic glaze covers up any previously stamped images nicely and gives them new life!  I had loads of fun mixing and creating patterns.  The above photo shows some of the variations I made.  Hopefully you can still find some kits in the Easter clearances and remember, there's no right or wrong way to dye dominoes so just have fun and play around with the kits and see what results you get.

I'm DYE-ing to see your challenge entries ;0)
Click HERE to enter Challenge #12!

Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Friday, April 3, 2015

Week 2 of D'ART Challenge #12 - "Bunny Blue domino magnet" Presentation Card

Happy Easter weekend to you all!
We're already heading into week 2 of

 DominoART Challenge #12
"Dominoes to Dye for"

I challenge you to DYE your dominoes using only the Egg Dye kits sold for colouring eggs!  So dash on out to your grocery store and grab a few different kinds before they're gone for another year!  Click HERE to enter Challenge #12! 

Smeared Ink Occasions Li'l Grumpie rubber stamp
 On Wednesday I shared Bunny Blue the fridge magnet I made using one of the dyed dominoes. Today I'm sharing the Easter card I made for my sister featuring Bunny Blue.  This card is a cute and clever way to present a magnet project. 

 I cut a hole into the embossed panel the same size as the magnet on the back of the domino and attached the panel to the front of a folded card with pop dots.  The magnet slots into the hole and can be easily removed later.  The domino is quite heavy though so to prevent the card from falling forward when open I cut the bottom edge of the back of the card at an angle to create an easel type card.  The card now slants backwards when on display!


I used Peacock Pearlescent Brilliance ink to highlight the embossed design on the front of the card and also to stamp the sentiment (Michaels brand) on the inside.  To finish off the card I added the cream sheer ribbon and bow and 4 topaz self adhesive jewels attached to each corner.
 
I hope you'll grab some of the eggy dye kits and come play with us!
I'm DYE-ing to see your challenge entries ;0)

Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"Bunny Blue" domino maget is to DYE for!

Happy April 1st to you all!
Today is the start of the new challenge over at Altered Eclectics and Bunny Blue is one of my DT shares for today!  Altered Eclectic challenges start on the 1st of every month and are always Anything Goes but your projects must fit into the following criteria: Altered Art, Mixed Media projects, Upcycled, etc!  NO standard paper projects like cards, ATCs and tags are allowed!

Isn't Bunny Blue the cutest altered domino you ever did see!? ;0)

You saw his beginnings on Friday March 27 when my new DominoART Challenge #12 "Dominoes to Dye for" started!  We're playing with Easter Egg dye kits this month so click that link above to check it all out!  Continue reading below the long collaged photo for more info on Bunny Blue!


  For Bunny Blue's body I actually used the domino that looks more green on the left bottom row
and I also preferred it the other way round to the pic below too.  I used Smeared Ink's Li'l Bunny Grumpie from the Occasions Li'l Grumpie rubber stamp set.
The bunny was stamped with jet black StazOn ink onto the domino after I had sealed the surface with a few light sprays of Krylon Artist's Workable Fixative.  I stamped him again on heavy weight cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut out the big paws and the ears with the eyebrows attached.  The parts were adhered to the domino with small dabs of Judikins Diamond glaze.  I added white paint to his eye highlights with a toothpick and once dry I applied Vive Pearl Transparent Magic White dimensional paint to his eyes and for even more Easter Egg sparkly fun I added Crystal Stickles glitter glue to his ears, eyebrows, paws and a little dab on his little belly button.  I added the round magnet to the back so he can liven up a fridge with his super cuteness!

But I didn't stop there!  Stop by on Friday to see what else I did with Bunny Blue for my week 2 post of the  "Dominoes to Dye for" challenge ;0)

Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Friday, March 27, 2015

DominoART Challenge #12 - "Dominoes to Dye For"

TGIF Dominoians!
Thank you for the 2 fabulous entries in DominoART's Harlequin Diamonds challenge, both are equally stunning!  Sadly not enough entries to award a prize so I'm inviting you both to be a Guest Designer on DominoART!  Please email me for more info if you'd like to do it ;0)

It's now time for DominoART's next challenge

 DominoART Challenge #12 is
"Dominoes to Dye for"

This theme has always been a fan favourite!  
I challenge you to DYE your dominoes using only the Egg Dye kits sold for colouring eggs!  So dash on out to your grocery store and grab a few different kinds before they're gone for another year!  

5+ entries required to win a prize!  For 5 entries or less I'm now offering Guest Designer spots to the stamper of my fave projects!


 I used a couple of brand new shiny dominoes and some that had been soaked in a bleach bath to remove the shiny surface.  There's so many different varieties of egg dye kits and I get different results each time.  This time I used the little dye tablets and some I dissolved in water and some in vinegar.  All were soaked for about half a day.  I also dripped dye directly onto a few and others I a toothpick to create the marbled patterns.  There's no right or wrong way to dye dominoes so just have fun and play around with the kits and see what results you get.


 I'll be sharing projects I made with my dyed doms over the next few weeks but you can pop on over to Smudgy Antics right now for a peek at Bunny Blue who will be featured here on DominoART April 1st!

I'm DYE-ing to see your challenge entries ;0)
Link them up below!


Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Friday, March 13, 2015

Week 3 of D'ART Challenge #11 + "50 Shades of GREEN" Blog Hop!

Happy Friday the 13th Dominoians!
WOW, I can't believe we're now entering the 3rd week of

DominoART Challenge #11
Harlequin Diamonds
and is 
Any Game Goes!

I challenge you to incorporate the Harlequin Diamond pattern into any altered game piece(s) of your choice...that means dominoes, playing cards, jigsaw pieces, etc, all are fair game!

I'm back today to inspire you to join in DominoART's current challenge (link up HERE) as well as to encourage to you to participate in the Lost Coast Designs "50 Shades of GREEN" Reader's progressive blog hop that kicked off with a bang on Wednesday March 11th!  The blog hop roll is below my green and harlequin themed project today so get hopping and then make sure to read all the deets on how to participate over at Lost Coaster's Review!  Combine both themes in your altered game art and play in both events, how fun is that!!! ;0)

"SWIM TO YOUR OWN TUNE"
Domino ATC

I used Lost Coast Designs "Manga Goth With Socks"
and the music stamp from ATC Misc 7 Set.


The domino I used is slightly thinner than a standard one and therefore not as heavy and this one was from my The Simpsons stash so had pix of the characters instead of pips.  the Manga girl was stamped with Jet Black StazOn and coloured with a combination of Sharpies, Alchohol Pens and metallic green details in shades of green.  The shoulder detailing on her dress look like octopus tentacles and her necklace is a sand dollar (which I covered with a tiny green pearlescent pearl) so I was inspired to create the sentiment with my vintage Dymo label maker on green tape and added the fish bead too.
 

The ATC is actually a scrap from my making my 3 ATCs I shared in the blog hop on Wednesday which you'll see when you start hopping or click here!  The background is a mish-mash of inks and I grunged it up even more by stenciling the harlequin diamond pattern in 2 sizes with Forest Moss Distress Ink.  I then stamped the LCD music ATC background in black Archival Ink and I used the same stencil to draw in the diamond pattern on the domino too.  I coloured the sides of the domino black and added the harlequin diamond washi tape (Recollections) to the sides and cut a strip in half to add some to the front too.  The domino is sealed with Judikins Diamond Glaze and adhered to the ATC with E6000.  The ATC edges were distressed and stained with a metallic green permanent marker.

This is the "50 Shades of GREEN" blog hop roll!

   
   
Have a great weekend!
 Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Exotic 'Game Art' Trinket Box - "50 Shades of GREEN" Lost Coast Designs Readers Blog Hop Giveaway! Starts Today!

I'm super excited to be hosting
Lost Coast Designs very first
 Readers Progressive Blog Hop Giveaway!
the
 "50 Shades of GREEN"
 blog hop starts today on the Lost Coaster's Review blog and EVERYONE is invited to participate and be in the running to win a $20 gift certificate to spend at Lost Coast Designs!

Members of the Lost Coast Design Team kick off the hop today at 11am PST so pop on over, hop all the blogs in the Blog Hop roll Inlinkz collection, which you can also find below my project, get inspired and join the fun!  Link up your own Shades of GREEN projects from today through to March 30 and keep the blog hop rolling!

 Visit the Lost Coaster’s Review blog for all the info on how YOU can play and win!

The hop will close at NOON PST on March 30th and the winner announced on March 31st and some Honourable Mention blog badges are up for grabs too!

 I'm sharing 4 projects today, one here and the other over on LeighSBDesigns, to get you in the mood and inspire you to join the fun ;0)
 My mixed game piece trinket box features Lost Coast Designs medium and a portion of the large sized Owl from the Owl set and portions of the large Feathers rubber stamp.


 I used 4 standard sized white Dominoes for the sides, a Chekit game piece for the lid with a dice (or "die" which is grammatically correct for a single "dice") as the lid stopper!


The game pieces were all treated with Lettuce and Meadow Alcohol Inks and the images stamped with black Archival Ink.   Metallic green permanent ink was applied to the edges of all the game pieces and sealed with a coat of Judikins Diamond Glaze, except for the dice which was sealed with a few coats of Krylon Artist's Workable Fixative.


The beads I used for the lid handle and box feet were all coloured with metallic green permanet ink and the box base was cut from black cardstock.  All the box components were assembled with Judikins Diamond Glaze and E6000 adhesive.  Green pearlescent half pearls were added to complete the trinket box.


Thank you for hopping with me today, I hope I've inspired you to get out all your green supplies and join the fun by participating in our blog hop!  The blog hop roll Inlinkz collection is below!  So off you hop and see what fabulous Shades of Green projects await you!


   
    This hop is going to be so much fun,
are you excited to get stamping?

May the luck of the Leprechauns be with you!
Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
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