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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Day 1: DominoART's 24 Days of Christmas Festival Has Begun!

Season's Greetings and welcome to  
DominoART's 24 Days of Christmas Festival 2012!

Snuggle up in front of a warm fire, put on the holiday music, sit back and enjoy a cup of eggnog and feast your eyes on all the magical DominoART eye candy all month long!

I'm so excited to see what all our Merry Players have to share with us this holiday season and I'm kicking off the festivities with a DominoART Christmas Tree Bauble.

But first let me tell you all about our wonderful sponsors :0)

I'm tickled pink that Blockheads Paper Arts is sponsoring our grand prize and the winner will receive a fabulous Mystery Sheet of exclusive Blockheads Rubber!  Woohoo!

The 2nd place prize is sponsored by Delicious Doodles and the winner will receive FOUR awesome digital images of their choice!  Yippie!

Rick St Dennis Digital Stamps
is sponsoring this year's 3rd place prize!  The winner will receive TWO digital images of their choice! Woohoo!

 Now for my Day 1 mixed media creation!

DominoART Christmas Tree Bauble

I used 4 travel sized ivory dominoes to create the hanging center piece of my jumbo sized glass bauble.  The image, small Winter Hearth Mice, is an exclusive stamp by Blockheads Paper Arts!  They've got all 4 seasons in both small and large sets and the Hearth Mice are sooooo cute!

I picked up these pre-drilled dominoes at my local Tall Mouse (Orange County craft store) many moons ago...of course I've got a stash of them still to play with ;0)  The image was stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink and heat set before colouring with various Sharpie markers using my signature Sharpie Domino Queen technique.  I added metallic detail with a silver Sharpie and edged and coloured the sides and backs of each domino with the new bronze Sharpie marker.  I embellished all the domino sections with metallic silver snowflake rub-ons and threaded them onto gold cord.  I added the blue cat's eye beads and the silver wreath charm.

Now for my magic trick ;0)  The dominoes were inserted into the glass bauble (Michaels) 'ship-in-a-bottle' style and pulled taut with the gold cord...how awesome is that ;0)

I threaded the gold cord through the metal bauble topper, there's a gap where the wire loop goes through, and replaced the topper back onto the bauble.  I finished off with a bow made from teal and light blue organza ribbon.

Here's some more close ups of my bauble center piece!

I hope you enjoyed my DominoART mixed media Christmas Tree Bauble and that you'll stop by every day and count down Santa's arrival DominoART style :0)

See you tomorrow!

I've entered my bauble in the following challenges:
Tuesday Alchemy #42 - Anything Goes

 Domino Hugs!


  1. What a beautiful project clever idea I just
    love your work.

  2. Oh my golly this is so cool and beautiful! Oh gosh what a great job! Your art amazes me!

  3. Fantastic Piece - I think you just set the bar pretty high. Can't wait for the rest of the month.

  4. Hi Leigh,
    Wonderful job on these. I agree with Pam, the bar will be set very high :)

  5. Fabulous ornament for a little Christmas Mouse.

  6. Beautiful Leigh! How great cannot wait to see what other pieces are done in this extravaganza!

  7. Really neat look connecting the 4 dominoes together!

  8. Very beautiful! Thank you for joining Tuesday Alchemy!

  9. I have been in several domino swaps for Christmas over the years and it never ceases to amaze me what you can do with doms! Did you glue yours together first and then stamp the images (since they continue over each dom?) What type of glue did you use because I know that can be an issue. Beautiful ornament and thanks for sharing.

  10. OMG! this is exquisite! Just got my first set of dominos to alter and I can't wait to see all of the inspiration here. Travel size? who knew? LOVE this! xxD


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Domino Hugs!
Leigh S~B

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