Saturday, 13 November 2010

Domino doings...

Many weeks ago I was busily working on Christmas cards and getting frowned on for being too it would seem that while the rest of the crafty world has caught up with me and challenges abound for Christmas cards, my Christmas crafty mojo has abandoned me..peaked too early I reckon. So I turned my hand to something very new today - dominoes.  Having had some arrive in the post this morning from 'The Artistic Stamper' I set about altering and generally having fun  -hadn't a clue what I was doing but knew it had to include alcohol inks and Tim Holtz stamps. The reason for the Dominoes is because it's the theme for the challenge over at Alter It Monthly.  Altered art is an area I've only recently started exploring having stuck with papercrafts til now and I am enjoying my tentative steps into something a bit more adventurous. But enough waffling, can't put off sharing my attempts any longer - here's what happened -
It was really tricky to photograph at this time of night but I couldn't leave it til the morning as I want to enter  the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which ends in a few hours! The light has bleached the colours a little - it's a bit more purpley in real life but here is the best close up I could get to show off the inks effect better.
For the stamp and show challenge we were asked to choose our favourate Tim Holtz stamp (a challenge in itself I might add) but at the moment my passion is for the expression stamps and I picked this one because it felt appropriate for my lack of altered art knowledge!  
Having inked the dominoes I stamped on tissue paper and applied with watered down PVA glue - the first time i'd tried this technique too! I created the wings with Fantasy Film and hung it all together with some fibre.   I can't help feeling it lacks something but I don't know what - maybe if I had some ideaology bits and pieces I'd add them but I don't, so, it stays as it is. I'm also going to enter this into the Lets ink it up 'recycle' challenge.

Well I better post this and get off to bed - got a Christmas mojo to find tomorrow!  Thanks for looking...Esther xx


  1. Hi Esther.
    THank you so much for joining us At Alter it monthly :)
    we were beginning to think Dominoes had scared everyone off and yet they are one of my favourite items to alter. Love your very feminine tones in your alcohol ink... and fusible film is another of my favourite supplies...

    If your looking to discuss Altered art or get ideas.. tips hints etc Alter it Monthly have a facebook page for beginners and old timers alike.. Its handy when you feel that for you, something isnt quite finished but your not sure what it needs... or if you have learned a new technique you want to share or seen one you want to learn.. this month we are sharing our domino ideas and tips so we would love to have you join us.. ( we are discussing the drilling dilema at the moment or the not drilling which would be more to the point LOL!/pages/Altered-Art-and-Conversation/134554333260499

  2. WOW-Z-ROO girlie...those domino's are A-MA-ZING!! to say the least!!

    thanks for playing along with Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge and the Design Teamies!

  3. oh hun this is stunning,so love the coulrs you have used,on these they really add such dimension,love it hugs cheryl xxxx

  4. WOW Esther, what a gorgeous project! I love the colours and those wings are FAB!! Great choice of stamp too :-) Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  5. What a lovely and very creative project! I love the colours and the sentiments ;) Thank you for joining us at LIIU! ;)

  6. Your domino creation is beautiful - love the colours and the wings look fab!

    Did you know you can stamp directly onto the domino using StazOn ink - need a steady hand though as it can be slippery (I know from smudgy experiences!)

  7. These are great dominoes.Love the effects of the alcohol ink.

  8. Great idea for some fave quotes! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

  9. These are GREAT!
    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  10. Esther this is fabulous .... you think it's lacking something .... trust me it isn't. Beautiful, creative and elegant. Well done. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink it Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  11. Fantastic creation, thank you for playing at LIIU.

    Hugs Ali x


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