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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
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.co.uk/

Lacy Sunshine stamps
http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/

  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!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

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!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

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!

CONGRATULATIONS to AN ENGLISH LADY
https://instagram.com/p/4EZAf1IH_J/
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"
+
ANY GAME GOES!
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!
Enjoy!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

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!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

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!
Enjoy! 


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

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!
http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/

Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

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!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Sunday, May 31, 2015

15 Days of Terror 2015 Winner!

Welcome back for the
15 Days of Terror
Half-O-Ween in May Scarefest Winner Announcement!

My TERROR-ific Players put on a fangtastic freak show every 2nd day throughout May and now it's time to see who has won the clawesome prize sponsored by Lost Coast Designs and sister company, Carmen's Veranda!

  First I want to tell you about all the fun events you can get involved in now and ones upcoming!


  I know you're all anxiously waiting to know who won so without further delay the winner is
with this freaktastic altered puzzle game!


Congratulations Granne!!!!
You have won a $15 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV! 
and here's your brag badge!

 Thank you EVERYONE for a fangtastic Scarefest!  I hope to see you all playing in DominoART's Challenges and all the other various events this year and I most definitely hope to see you back here for DominoART's 31 Days of Halloween!

Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Friday, May 29, 2015

Day 15: "The Watchful Raven" Domino Necklace Gift Set by Leigh S-B!

Welcome to Day 15 and the finale of
15 Days of Terror
Half-O-Ween in May Scarefest!

Thank you to all my TERROR-ific Players for making our Scarefest another freaktastic success!  You all outdid yourselves and I'm proud to have featured such glorious altered Game Art again this year!  We had over 40 visitors stop by each day to enjoy your creations and it would have been nice for everyone to have left you some love so Thank You everyone who did take the time to visit and leave us your wonderful comments, we truly appreciate them :0)

Don't forget to come back May 31st for the Grand Winner announcement!  Plus, don't forget you can reserve a spot now on my Wicked Players list for DominoART's 31 Days of Halloween October Scarefest!  October will be here before we know it, Eeeeek LOL!

For my finale project I created a Raven Domino Necklace with a matching gift box featuring Lost Coast Designs stamps!  For more details and photos please pop on over to my DominoART June Challenge post HERE!  #14 is an Any Theme + Any Game Goes challenge so I hope you've all been inspired by all the fabulous Game Art and are ready to come and play with us!

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I used the following materials:
Lost Coast Designs rubber stamps:
 Raven with Tree Branches and large Tree Branches background
Bicycle Domino Playing Cards
Standard size white domino
Dice bead (pendant bail)
Black Archival Ink
Brilliance metallic Silver from the Mineral tri-colour ink pad
Narrow black satin ribbon
Stampendous jewel sticker (Raven's eye)
E6000 adhesive
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

15 Days of Terror is proudly sponsored by
 Lost Coast Designs and
sister company Carmen's Veranda!

One of my player's this year will win a $15 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV!



 See you again on Sunday May 31st for the Grand Winner announcement!

I'm entering this one in:
Quoth the Raven's "Raving Ravens Challenge"
Dreaming In Darkness Challenge #1 Always Anything Goes!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

DominoART Challenge #14 Any Theme + Any Game Goes!

TGIF Dominoians!
Oh My Ghoul, can you believe that it's nearly June already and time for a new DominoART challenge, the months are just flying by!
 
First up, I received 4 fabulous entries for my #13 RAVENS challenge, thank you everyone for playing!  5+ entries are needed for a sponsored prize but I love all the entries submitted this month and would like to extend the invitation to be a DominoART Guest Designer in the near future to you all :0)  So ALL of YOU are WINNERS this month ;0)

Please Email Me and let me know if you're interested in doing a guest designer project!
You will also receive a Guest Designer Badge to display on your blog when your project is featured!

On to June!
DominoART Challenge #14
"Any Theme"
and is
ANY GAME GOES!
This challenge is wide open!  Make anything you want, altering any kind of game piece(s) with any theme!  What could be easier than that right, so I hope to see lots of fabulous entries ;0)
 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!

For today's inspiration I've created an altered domino necklace with a matching gift box made from real Domino Playing Cards and features stamps by Lost Coast Designs!  
This is also my finale project for DominoART's 15 Days of Terror Scarefest which you can see HERE!

The Watchful Raven
The mini Raven figurine is from my "Poe" Living Dead Doll
 Lost Coast Designs stamps:

The domino necklace
I used Brilliance metallic Silver from the Mineral tri-colour ink pad and Jet Black Archival Ink on the surface of the domino and heat set before stamping the Raven with black Archival ink and embellished the eye with a Stampendous sticker jewel.  You can't tell in the photos but the pendant has a wonderful metallic shimmer to it.  All 4 sides of the domino are stamped with portions of the Tree Branches background stamp.  I sealed the entire domino with Judikins Diamond Glaze after I took the photos (the glossy glare sometimes makes it hard to get a good photo).  The bail is actually a black dice bead with white dots.  I coloured the dots with black Sharpie and transformed the black dice into a silver one with a metallic silver Sharpie.  The dice bail was adhered to the top of the domino with E6000 glue and narrow black ribbon added to create the necklace.

The Domino Playing Cards gift box - click on the pic to enlarge
I made the matching gift box bottom and lid with two Domino Playing Cards and used Aleene's Box Maker board to score all the folds.  I then stamped them both with portions of the large Tree Branches stamp with black Archival Ink.  Notches were cut to create the flaps and the box parts assembled and adhered with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.  I added a length of the same narrow black ribbon around the sides of the box lid and embellished one end with a bow.  This was such a fun little gift set to make!

Hope you enjoy your visit to DominoART today and I look forward to seeing your challenge entries!


Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
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