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Friday, April 12, 2013

DominoART Challenge #2: Week 3 of Alice Domino Books!

Hello Dominoians!

WOW, it's Friday again and it's week 3 of
 D'ART Challenge #2 
Alice in Wonderland Domino Books
generously sponsored by 

If you're just joining us for the first time today here's the scoop!  Rick St Dennis is sponsoring us again this month but this time round is even more special because he designed this Alice in Wonderland digi kit especially for DominoART in celebration of our 11th Birthday (more about our bday celebrations coming soon so stay tuned)!  Rick has provided us with a special discount code, use ALICEspecial13 to get 20% off his new fabulous Alice Domino Book Kit!  Click the pic below to go shopping and don't forget to use coupon code ALICEspecial13!

The challenge is to create Domino Books using Rick's digi Alice Domino Book Kit!  You MUST use real dominoes for the book covers and you can combine other imagery and embellishments too.  Any dominoes will work if you're able to re-size the images accordingly.  If cute really isn't your style then you are welcome to creep them up!  The digi pages include two stories:  Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.  You can make your books double sided or just pick one of the stories to use, it is totally up to you!  This challenge will end April 24 at 7pm PST so you've got plenty of time to enter!

I know some might not like the fact that you have to buy the images this time round, I promise that this won't be the case for my other challenges and I really think that the awesome prize up for grabs makes up for it especially if you're a huge Alice in Wonderland fan!  Also, adding the Alice domino book kit to your digi collection won't be a waste coz you can do plenty with it and aren't limited to just making books...you can alter and edit the images for future use in many of your other projects too!  So I really hope you'll play in this one still :0)

 To celebrate DominoART's Birthday the winner of Challenge #2 will win a complete set of Rick St Dennis' Randi Dandi Alice images!  This set includes Alice, Mad Hatter, March Hare, Red Queen, Tweedle Dee and Dum, Caterpiller, Door Mouse and possibly a few more might make it in by the end of the month!  I do declare...that's one truly fabulous prize!!!!!!

Today I've got my Alice domino book titled "Down the Rabbit Hole" to inspire you!

I used 2 of the rare and hard to find wooden Doublecross Dominoes for the covers of my book and highlighted both edges on each domino with a metallic gold paint pen.  The dominoes are tall and narrow and resemble a band-aid so I elongated the cover digi image in Photoshop CS6 and added the text 'dOwN tHe RaBbIt HoLe' to the front cover.

I coloured the covers and the page images with Copic markers.  I wanted a vintage feel to my book so I roughed up the edges of the covers and applied Tea Dye Distress Ink to the entire image to age it and the ink also enhanced the ragged edges.

The narrow red ribbon was attached to the front of the cover domino and the cover image adhered in place with Judikins Diamond Glaze.  The back cover was then added to the back domino.  The page images were also elongated and printed out on white cardstock suitable for Copics.  I use Neenah Solar White.  I added funky heart patterned paper to the back of the pages, rounded all the page corners and also roughed up all the edges before applying Tea Dye Distress Ink to both sides to age.

The page insert was then glued to the covers with Judikins Diamond Glaze.  The book then closes with the ribbon tied in a bow at the back.  So much fun and sooo cute ;0)

If you haven't made a domino book before then check out the tutorial on Monique's blog too!
Monique co-created the domino book with Rick.

Now it's your turn!  I can't WAIT to see your entries!!!
Submit your entries via the inlinkz collection in the WEEK ONE post! 

 Have a fabulous weekend and stay tuned for more about our Birthday Celebrations Bash and for more Rick St Dennis fun stop by his blog too!

ps....I just want to assure you that not all the challenges will be domino books or even dominoes!  You can look forward to challenges that involve all sorts of games like playing cards, chess pieces, jigsaw puzzles, etc!  If it's a game and we can alter it then its fair game so start stalking the yard sales!  Want a hint at what game will be featured in the next challenge???  It's got pics of royalty on them ;0)

All of DominoART's Challenges will have the following guidelines with some simple rules!
  • New Challenges start on Fridays
  • Challenges will run for 3 weeks to give you plenty of time to play
  • One Winner and a Top 3 will be announced when the next challenge starts
  • 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 challenge tag, eg: DART#2, then link up via the inlinkz collection below!  I must be able to see your project photos so make sure they're public!
Domino Hugs!


  1. Love your Wooden Doublecross Dominoes Book and the vibrant colours you have used!

  2. Wow, another fabulous book. Really great in the larger format. Love it.


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Leigh S~B

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