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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Romancing the DominoART Day 1 by Leigh S-B!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone and welcome to Day 1 of DominoART's annual 
Romancing the DominoART!
(plus all similar game pieces too!)

 I'm accepting romantic themed altered game art throughout this event!  I'm hoping to share your art with our readers every day until the end of February.   But that depends on how much art comes in of course!  It might end up being every other day or we'll just have a week of sharing so we'll see how it goes!  Click the banner on the left for more information!

I will be awarding a surprise DominoART prize and a snazzy winner blog badge to my favourite altered game piece so get creating :0)

To kick off Day 1 of our love affair with altered game art I'm sharing the DominoART tag I've made for my hubby.  I usually make him a card so I think this tag attached to his present will be a pleasant surprise for him ;0)

"Bee My Honey" DominoART Tag
Featuring Blockheads Paper Arts' ATC Honey Bees and Nature Medallions

Make a tag out of black cardstock and tatter the edges with Tim's Paper Distresser tool.  Stamp the honeycomb with Perfect Pearls Medium and dust on Perfect Gold powder for a luscious metallic background.  Spritz the tag with a fine mist of water to set the PP powder.  Apply Tarnished Brass Metallic Distress Stain to the distressed edges.  Emboss a piece of red cardstock with Craftwell's 8.5 x 11" Regency embossing folder (my new favourite coz I love the versatility of the large format) which I ran through my eBosser machine (available at Crafter's Companion).  Tatter the edges and dab Tarnished Brass DStain onto a craft sheet and apply the stain to the embossed design and the edges with a piece of paper towel for a vintage distressed effect (see photo below).  Adhere the black tag to the red cardstock with craft glue and use a Perfect Layers tool to cut the 1/8" border.  For more info on all the Perfect Paper Crafting tools pop on over to my ambassador page and don't forget to use my special coupon code Leigh5% to get 5% off your entire order!  Punch a 3/16" hole in the top of the tag and attach a red flower eyelet with a Crop-A-Dile.  Apply Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink (Spring Limited Edition) to a scrap piece of heavy weight white cardstock with paper towel and stamp the text with Red Magic VersaMagic.  Cut out the text and adhere them to scrap pieces of red cardstock and trim.  Stamp the small bee onto another scrap piece of white cardstock with Cantaloupe Memento Ink and add the black detail by hand with a Micon Pen.   Fussy cut out and apply Judikins Diamond Glaze and put aside to dry.  Now for the game pieces...

Stamp the honeycomb design onto 4 hexagonal Lexigo game pieces with Jet Black StazOn ink and heat set.  Colour the pieces with Sharpies:  Dandelion, Marigold, Brown, Red and Black, using my favourite technique...my 'Sharpie Domino Queen' technique of course ;0)  Apply Judikins Diamond Glaze to the surfaces and put aside to dry.  Apply Inkssentials Matte Accents to the large bee on the tag and add a tiny red bow while it's still wet.  Adhere the game pieces to the tag with Judikins Diamond Glaze...I like the way the pieces look like half a daisy and mirrors the shape of the flower eyelet ;0)  Adhere the text pieces to the tag with KoolTak dimensional transparent foam tape, the small bee to the game pieces with a drop of Diamond Glaze, attach some decorative ribbon and you're done...well nearly...write your message on a piece of coordinating cardstock and adhere it to the back of the tag...now you're done!

I hope you enjoyed Day 1 of Romancing the DominoART and will consider emailing me your altered game art so I can share the love with everyone!  Stop by again on Saturday for Day 2!

I've entered my creation in the following challenges:
 Tuesday Alchemy #50 - My Hearts All A Flutter
Hiding in my Craft Room #84 - Super Scraps Saturday
Craft Us Crazy #37 - Show Us Your Favourites
 365 Cards #44 - Word Wednesday...LOVE
The Three Muses - Red


  1. I LOVE what you have done with the dominoes...the whole tag is fantastic!!

  2. Oh Leigh this is a stunning tag.
    I have never heard of lexigo.... but i love the shape of those game pieces.... i shall have to be on the look out for that game now.
    Love BDx

  3. This tag is amazing!!! Happy Valentine's Day! Can't wait for more domino eye candy!

  4. Looks great Leigh, gorgeous tag, btw I have sent you an email, cause of your question on my blog, if you answer the mail please be sure to use the @live.nl addy

    1. Hi Monique,
      I got your email but for some reason my reply keeps getting bounced back to me! Thanks for the link to your fabulous domino book, I'll be sharing it here on DominoART next week!

  5. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments :0)

  6. Beautiful!! Neat hexagonal raised effect! Pops that tag big time :))

  7. WOW, this honeycomb tag is Awesome & Amazing!
    LOVE IT :)

  8. Fabulous card, what a great way to use up your scraps!! Love the colours you have used!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  9. Hi Leigh! So glad you joined us at 365 Cards! I love bees so I am really drawn to your beautiful project. I have been a fan of your work for years!

  10. WOW! Those hexagonal pieces just ROCK! What a fab tag, Leigh. Bet your hubby loved it. xxD

  11. What a lovely Tag for a birthday, I just know
    your husband will love it, wonderful idea.

  12. OMG, my jaw just dropped to the floor, not only because of the sheer extravagance of detail on this work of art, but because of the wonderful construction details you were so generous to share! I'll be saving this to my faves folder and exploring all the wonderful links you've included. This piece is FABULOUS and if I mentioned every single detail that I'm crazy about, this comment would be two pages long. Suffice it to say I'm SO glad you joined us at Tuesday Alchemy this week, and I'm delighted to have discovered your blog! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!


Thank you so much for stopping by DominoART and leaving your kind comments! I truly appreciate hearing from you and don't hesitate to ask if you've got any questions too ;0)
Domino Hugs!
Leigh S~B

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