Monday, 22 November 2010

Fun With Dominoes

Thought I would have a break from Christmas cards this morning and make a small domino accordion card.  I will be entering this piece for the following challenges:-
Alter It Monthly - Domino Domination
The Sunday Stamper with Hels - Butterflies
Stampotique Designers Challenge - Girly Girl
I have some quite large dominoes in my craft stash and decided to use two for my covers of this accordion card.  Each domino has been coloured with Alcohol inks, Sail Boat Blue and Mountain Rose along with some blending solution to lighten the colour a little.   I have then stamped my images with StazOn black.  The accordion has been created from glossy card and coloured with the same alcohol inks and stamped.
I have added a heart to the front and back cover, both painted with rose acrylic paint.,
I quite liked the idea of adding her face and torso to one side and her legs to the other, just a fun element.  I have also highlighted a few areas with white gel pen.
A Maya Road butterfly coloured with acrylic paint and rose coloured buttons have been added to add to that girly feel.
On the reverse of my accordion I have added more stamping and highlighted more areas with a white gel pen which really lifts the page.  GirlZ Rule has been generated on the computer and I have highlighted a few of the hearts with rose coloured card.
This gives you a closer view of the highlighted areas.  I have really enjoyed making this, it made a nice change from Christmas cards.  Enjoy your day, Tracy x x

24 comments:

Sue A said...

The colours are delicious, Tracy. I think it is such fun that you have split the body like that. It is a nice change to see dominoes being used. Is it a gift for your daughter as well as challenge piece?
A really nice change from Christmas cards. I need to go back and have another look.
Have fun!
Sue xx

mustavcoffee said...

Good morning Tracy, this is so much fun, great colours and an interesting format. I love it:0) xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning piece Tracey, love the accordian card using dominoes for the front and back :-)
anne x

flutterbycrafter said...

What a brilliant way to use dominoes, love the colours, super little book.

Willy said...

Wow... this is SUPER, Tracy. What a wonderful piece. Thanks for joining us at SDC # 19.

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally FAB Tracy, loving your style! Thanks for joinin in with the SUnday sTamper x

Helen said...

I love this, it is inspired!

Theresa said...

So fun Tracy and pretty much how I feel before coffee in the mornings:)

Basement Stamper said...

What great use of dominos. Very cool!!! Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge!

Sandy said...

Wow Tracy this book is stunning.
Absolutely cool. Love it.

Laura said...

Fantastic as always. The colours look fab and I love where you have just used the legs!

Netty said...

Wow what brilliant fun Tracy, love it. Annette x

Carol Q said...

that looks great fun Tracy.

Paper Paradise said...

Love this tiny little 'book'. The amount of detail you have managed to add onto such a tiny piece is amazing. It's a pleasure visiting your lovely blog, I always find inspiration here! Sue x

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are SUPER duper cool, Tracy! LOVE those Stampotique images!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Wonderful domino book. thank you for entering alter it monthly tracy :)

Nigel said...

These are fantastic. Maybe I should dig out my dominoes and inks :)

johanna said...

totally fun and clever!

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Unique, whimsical and fabulous! Thanks for making me look at my stamps with a different perspective - that's art and you are an inspiration!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful domino book, perfect gift for a teen girl!

Lori Saul said...

I love working with dominoes and these are fantastic. Inspiring work!

Katie said...

This little book turned out so cool. I love the stamp and colors you chose. Thanks for sharing some techniques and tools...as I'm new to this I love to learn about new things to try. ( I did pick up alcohol inks this week and man, are those fun!)

craftytrog said...

How totally fabulous Tracy! Those stamps are brilliant, aren't they?! xx

Gillian said...

Hi Tracy, I love your domino accordian book, great choice of colours, works perfectly with the Stampotique stamps, thanks for joining in with this months challenge:)