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Friday, March 22, 2013

DominoART Challenge #1: Week 4 of Rick St Dennis Domino Books!

Hello Dominoians!

This is it, we're now entering the final week of DominoART's first challenge!  Time sure does fly in the Realm of DominoART when you're having fun ;0)  I'm absolutely loving all the entries we've received so far for
DominoART Challenge #1 - Rick St Dennis Domino Books
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If you're just stopping by for the first time today here's the scoop!  D'ART Challenge #1 closes on Wednesday March 27 at 7pm PST so there's less than a week left which is still plenty of time to enter!  To play in this challenge you need to create domino books specifically using the Easter/Valentine Domino Book kit provided by Rick St Dennis Digital Stamps!  The digital kit was available as a freebie for two days only and is now on sale and available for a limited time in the Rick St Dennis Etsy store!  Click the store banner above to go shopping!  Stop by the week 1 post for all the challenge info and to enter!

For the challenge launch there will be THREE WINNERS!  Each winner will receive 3 digis of their choice from Rick's Etsy store!  How absolutely awesome is that!

To enter the challenge please click HERE and add your entry to the inlinkz collection located at the end of the post!

Today I'm sharing another one of my domino books and this time I did the Easter theme.  I was well and truly inspired by the colours of Easter eggs so chocolate browns and bright candy colours is my colour scheme for this vintage style book ;0)  Don't forget that there is a detailed tutorial on how to construct the book by Monique, the co-creator of the kit, on her blog here!    

Update: my book was awarded Featured Artist over at Anything But A Card Challenges :0)

Print out the Easter/Spring page images twice and one of the covers of the RSD domino book kit onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colour the images with Copic markers and the backgrounds with Umber Derwent Pastel and blend with a Dove Blender pen.  Add some highlights to the images with a white gel pen.  Use a standard sized domino as a template and trace around it onto the image of the rabbit with the kitty and the Spring 2013 cover and cut out.  Cut the pages so that they fit inside the domino covers.  Dominoes come in various sizes and standard generally means 1 x 2 inches but it's best to eyeball your page and cover sizes based on the actual dominoes you use coz they can vary slightly by manufacturer!

Run a strip of patterned polka dot paper (with glitter dots) through a Xyron to add adhesive and adhere it to the back of the pages.  Distress the edges of the book covers and the pages with Tim's Paper Distresser tool and edge with Tea Dye Distress Marker.  Score the folds on a scoreboard and accordion fold the pages.

Wrap both dominoes with Tim's Nostalgic Tissue Tape....I love that it says De Chocolat on the tape so HAD to feature it on both covers!  Adhere the images to the covers with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive....I'm really loving this glue!  Put a small piece of double sided sticky tape in the center of the back domino book cover and adhere a length of ladder fiber to just one of the book covers.  Apply glue to the right hand page flap and adhere it to the domino, then adhere the front domino.

Apply Inkssentials Matte Accents to the book cover images only to emphasize and make them stand out a bit more from the background.  Close the book and wrap the fiber around both dominoes a few times and secure with a bow and you're done!  Wouldn't this make a super cute Easter gift instead of a chocolate egg....ummm scrap that....this would make a super cute gift WITH a chocolate egg, LOL!

Now it's your turn!  I sure hope to see some more of your fabulous entries so tell your friends to come and play with us!!!

 Have a fabulous weekend and don't forget you can enter the challenge via the inlinkz collection located in the WEEK ONE POST!

All of DominoART's Challenges will have the following guidelines with some simple rules!
  • New Challenges start on Fridays
  • Challenges will run for approx. 3 weeks to give you plenty of time to play
  • One Winner and a Top 3 will be announced when the next challenge starts but for the launch there will be 3 winners announced on Friday March 29
  • Entries must follow the challenge theme
  • Entries must use the specified game pieces
  • You can enter a max of 5 pieces per challenge, in separate posts please
  • There is no limit to how many other challenges you can combine your entries with 
  • List the DominoART challenge with a link in your blog post
  • No back linking - your project must be posted on your blog on or after the challenge start date
  • Add your entry to the inlinkz collection below with a direct link to your post, not your blog home page!
  • Please leave a comment after you link up!
  • Don't have a blog?  Share via photo sharing sites and Facebook pages and include the tag DART#1, etc, then link up via the inlinkz collection below!  I must be able to see your project photos so make sure they're public!
Anything But a Card #15 Spring
Domino Hugs!


  1. What a wonderful Domino Book. just beatiful I
    love the characters

  2. Wow a fabulous book. Wonderful coloring and super idea using the tape on the edges. Love it.

  3. This is really gorgeous!! Great job!

  4. Woow, this book is absolutely awesome, great job! Your coloring and design is fabulous!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  5. This is absolutely fabulous Leigh, all the images are gorgeous, Thank you for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  6. You art is amazing Leigh..I am just admiring the wonderful work here on your blog..it is ALLL so stunning,creative and wonderful.
    Glad you are a part of our team.
    susan s

  7. Very unique and absolutely gorgeous Leigh! Beautiful images too. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow Altered State Challenge this week.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

  8. another beauty, Leigh! Love the new twist of covering the dominoes with the tape. so cool! Fabulous coloring and execution.. You are definitely the QUEEN! xxD

  9. Such a beautiful little domino book. I just love the images you've used and Spring coloured fibres to tie it are perfect.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

  10. What an awesome project!!! :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!!! :) :)


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Domino Hugs!
Leigh S~B

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