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Monday, October 1, 2012

Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween by Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen!

'Tis the start of the Haunting Season and Best Witches to you all!

 I'm super excited coz it's Day 1 of our 2nd annual 31 Days of Halloween!
It's going to be a grand spooktacular event with 31 gloriously scary altered domino creations for you to feast your greedy eyes on!

DominoART's Wicked Players list is located in the left hand side bar.  Each Day links directly to the petrifying project so you can browse them all to your hearts content!  The links will be added periodically.

 A huge THANK YOU to our generous sponsors for providing 3 wicked cool prizes!
Blockheads Paper Arts
is sponsoring the 
Grand Prize of a $50 Gift Certificate!


  is sponsoring two 
$13 Gift Certificates 
for the 2nd and 3rd place prizes! 
Cool Stuff for Non-Fancy Prices
 All of DominoART's Wicked Players are in the running for some scary good prizes plus there will be some sneaky prizes provided by me throughout October too!  I might pick a random winner from DominoART's followers or from everyone who visits and leaves a comment each day!  I might hide a DominoART Treat that you have to find...who knows, anything could happen!  If you find the DominoART Treat (you'll know when you see it) then email me asap to be entered into a drawing for the prize!

But the fun doesn't end there, keep reading!

Are you being inspired by all the wicked DominoART eye candy and would like to share your own creations with us?  Then I'd like to invite you to link up your Halloween altered game art in the Readers' Art Gallery!  Add your project URL to the inlinkz collection on the 31 Days of Halloween Readers' Art Gallery page and you never know, I might just award a DominoART Treat to my favourite entry ;0)

You'll have to haunt us all month long to see if you've won any of the prizes up for grabs ;0)

But wait...there's more!

Just in case spooktacular DominoART Eye Candy and Treats galore aren't enough for you, DominoART is taking part as a Wicked Blogger in the 4th annual Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop!  Woohoo!!

You can participate as a Horrifying Hopper or as a Sinister Lurker for the chance to win even more prizes from Smeared and Smudged!  You don't have to be a member of their forum to play either!
Also keep your eyes peeled coz one day when you least expect it DominoART will be hiding their Scavenger Hunt pic for you all to find!  When you see it you must email them to be included in the drawing for that day :0)

The Smeared and Smudged Blog Hop roll is located on DominoART's right hand side bar!  For all the gorey details on how to play in their Blog Hop please visit Terra's blog which is the first one on the list! 

So hop on your broomsticks and join the freak show!

To kick of the wicked good fun here's my spooktacular domino creation for
Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween!

This project also kicks off Blockheads' October Technique Challenge called
Precious Metals - A Compendium of Leafing Techniques demoed by me!

Enjoy ;0)

 This ghoulish tombstone shaped card features my favourite little Goth Girl rubber stamp!  She is a Blockheads Paper Arts exclusive.  Isn't the photo above suitably creepy with the way the light is catching the metallic silver highlights of her eyes!

 I stamped her onto a regular white domino with Jet Black StazOn ink and coloured with Sharpie markers using my signature 'Sharpie Domino Queen' technique:
Her hair is a combo of Lime Green and Kiwi.  I free hand drew in the plaid design on her dress with Purple, Violet and Stingray and the background is a combo of Banana Clip and Leg Warmer Orange.  Silver and gold metallic details were added with ultra-fine point DecoColor paint pens.  The sides of the domino are wrapped in Red Liner tape with gold Leaf applied.  The surface and sides of the dominoes are sealed with a coat of Judikins Diamond Glaze.

Continue reading to see how I made my Tombstone card!

The following photos demo how to create a plaid design using various widths of double sided tape with gold and silver Leafing applied.  Pop on over to Blockheads and take the Precious Metals challenge for a chance to win even more prizes!  Two prizes are up for grabs via their Blog and Facebook page!  Challenge starts Oct 1 and ends on Oct 21.

1.  Start by adhering strips of tape vertically on a black folded card.

2.  Peel off the paper backing on just one strip, apply the gold Leaf and brush away the excess.  Peel off the next one and so on until you've added gold Leaf to all the strips.  Adhere thinner tape strips along side each gold stripe and apply silver Leaf to each following the same method used on for the gold stripes.

3.  It really helps to keep silver Leaf from sticking to the gold Leaf if you mask each strip of tape with post-it notes as you can see in the photo.  Once all the silver vertical stripes are done lay in the horizontal stripes and apply gold leaf and then add the thinner stripes and apply the silver leaf.

Tips:  Make sure you burnish the Leafing down onto the tape especially along the edges with your finger before brushing away the excess.  You might also discover that the negative spaces between all your leafing is covered by microscopic sparkling bits  which can look really pretty and enhance your project if you're okay with that.  Otherwise just take a small piece of regular sticky tape and 'sticky roll' all the areas to remove the stray bits.

4.  Use Spellbinders largest Nested Tombstone to die cut out the shaped card.  Edge the front of the card and the interior with a gold metallic DecoColor paint pen.

5.  Die cut out a Spellbinders Fancy Label #2 from scrap cardstock and colour the entire piece with a metallic purple Promarker.  Spritz the die cut with Grape Jelly Fireworks Ink Spray for a wonderful purple shimmer (Fireworks are currently on sale over at Blockheads).  Cut the die cut in half and remove the excess so that its big enough to adhere the altered domino to it with craft glue.

6.  Embellish the card with Trick or Treat ribbon from Michaels and adhere the altered domino to the card front with glue dots.  Cut a piece of the same ribbon, knot it in the middle and dove tail cut the ends.  Adhere the 'bow' to the card with a glue dot.

Thank you to everyone for making this event possible!
See you tomorrow for
Day 2 of 31 Days of Halloween!

Happy Haunting and Domino Hugs!


  1. That is absolutely amazing. I LOVE the gold leafing and how easy. Thank you for the step by step. I can't wait to see what you have tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

  2. wonderful piece! cool image and awesome technique. love it. happy day one.
    susan s.

  3. Wow girl, the things you can do with dominions! Beautiful art work!! Great job, I love it!

  4. Goth girl ROCKS!!! Love that you shared your how to...thank you ^_^


  5. love your domino card thanks for sharing the how to with us as well
    carolyn h

  6. Fabulous card!! LOVE the tombstone!!

  7. Wow! Amazing work with the silver and gold leaf! I must give that a try and I must read your sharpie technique as I can never color so smoothly with them. Gorgeously wicked domino and fabulous tombstone card! I am truly inspired :)

  8. Cool techniques on this beautiful piece! Thanks for the tutorials too - sometimes what I see leaves my head spinning and this helps a lot!

  9. Hi Leigh,
    Great job ! Thanks a lot for this very interesting step-by-step :)

  10. fabulous!! You create the most wonderful things! x

  11. Awesome love what you have done
    Hugs xxx

  12. Fab project. You are very talented, love the technique for the tombstone and that domino is really beautiful.

  13. Wow, that is Spooktacular! I love the domino all on its own but the rest of the card is just icing on the creepy cake! I adore the tiny black and white kitties! And it's so super that you gave such great info and instruction on how you made everything - I don't often take enough time to do that as well as I could. I know people like me really appreciate that extra effort!

    1. Love that image. This is so cool to use dominoes. I'll have to try that sometime.

  14. Love the leafing of metallics! Great card!

  15. Wow, what an amazing card! Love the tombtone shape and that domino is fab!

  16. OMG! Gorgeous! I've been dying to try some Domino art. LOVE this! xxD

  17. Fabulous, I love the metal effect background
    Lindsay xx

  18. Love the gold and silver leafing, and you are trully the Sharpie Domino Queen!!

  19. great projects! maybe I should try a domino sometime...

  20. So coool - I have never tried anything with dominoes but this is very inspiring :-) xxx

  21. I love your card and wow... your domino art is wonderful! You Rock!

  22. Amazing what you do with a domino, Leigh!!! Really cool with the gold leafing!!

  23. LOVE IT....LOVE IT....LOVE IT..... the gold leafing so affective, and of course the domino, to die for...xxxx


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Domino Hugs!
Leigh S~B

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