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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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Day 14: "Half-O-Ween Trinket Box" constructed with Dominoes by An English Lady!

Welcome to Day 14 of
15 Days of Terror
Half-O-Ween in May Scarefest!

We're down to the second to last day of DominoART's Half-O-Ween in May Scarefest and today's TERROR-ific Player's featured project is amaze-balls!  No need to hide behind a pillow for this one coz you need to SEE this one to believe it!  I love boxes and boxes that have hidden doors and secret compartments are just pure heaven!

An English Lady has me spellbound by this magical box she actually constructed WITH dominoes!
Click on the collage photo to get a closer look at all the details!


AEL used the following materials:
146 wooden dominoes
Digital Stamp: Sami Stamps Whiskers Under My Broom
Procreate App. and Stylus (To colour and add shadows)
Paint Shop Pro (To sketch roof)
Photoshop Touch App. (To merge)
Backing Paper: My Craft Studio Papercraft Library Vol9 (For Sides and Behind Image)
Serif Craft Artist 2 (To add background and Text)
210gsm White Art Card and 300gsm Black and White Spotted Card
Metal Ruler, Craft Knife
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Marker and Adhesive
Tyrex and Black Alcohol Marker
Sand Paper
Tim Holtz Black Distress Ink
Glossy Accents
Wet Wipes
Hinges and Snap Catch
Paper Clay, Cocktail Stick
Metallic Ink
Pick Tool, Blue Map Pins, Screw Eye Rings
Black Wax Cord
Spring Loaded Brass Lock and Keys
 
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!
My TERROR-ific Players roster is now full but don't be sad coz 31 Days of Halloween is coming and you can sign up now to participate in DominoART's October Scarefest!



 See you again for Day 15 on Friday May 29th!

Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Monday, May 25, 2015

Day 13: Double Trouble Dominoes by Anna S!

Welcome to Day 13 of
15 Days of Terror
Half-O-Ween in May Scarefest!

Can you believe we've only got 2 more days left of our Scarefest!  Boooo, I don't want the fun to end!  If you feel the same then sign up now for DominoART's 31 Days of Halloween October Scarefest in conjunction with the massive blog hop hosted annually by Smeared and Smudged!  Hopefully the hop will still happen this year now that Smeared Ink has "temporarily" closed their shop but DominoART's Scarefest will most definitely happen either way!

I've got another TERROR-ific Player's contribution for you today so grab a pillow to hide behind and lets get on with today's featured project!

 Anna S actually has 2 altered dominoes to share with us today!  She used a single digi image and cut it in half to create these 2 wicked cool projects!


Anna used the following materials:
Standard Dominoes
 Delicious Doodles digi stamp
Various inks to shade the image
 
 
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!
My TERROR-ific Players roster is now full but don't be sad coz 31 Days of Halloween is coming and you can sigh up now to participate in DominoART's October Scarefest!



 See you again for Day 14 on Wednesday May 27th!

Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
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