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Friday, February 27, 2015

DominoART Challenge #11: Harlequin Diamonds & Any Game Goes!

TGIF Dominoians!
It's time for DominoART's next challenge plus my project today is performing triple duty by giving you a preview of the new challenges starting in the next few days over on Lost Coaster's Review and Altered Eclectics too!  Continue reading for all the deets on all three challenges!

First up, DominoART's Challenge #10 unfortunately didn't have any entries, boo, but I know a few of you did intend to play but the snow has messed with a lot of your plans so lets hope Challenge #11 grabs your interest and the snow cooperates ;0)

DominoART Challenge #11 is
Harlequin Diamonds
and again is 
Any Game Goes!

I challenge you to incorporate the Harlequin Diamond pattern into any altered game piece(s) of your choice...that means dominoes, playing cards, jigsaw pieces, etc, all are fair game!

For your inspiration I've made an altered super-sized domino necklace featuring Lost Coast Designs Manga Goth Harlequin stamp and coloured with my fave medium, Sharpie markers!  I included her harlequin patterned stockinged legs on the sides of the domino and I also played around with glaze type and dimension by applying Judikins Diamond Glaze to the entire domino and then added the Harlequin Diamond pattern on the front with Inkssentials Matte Accents for some fun extra quirkiness!

The next challenge over at our Lost Coaster's Review blog is Use Some Red and officially starts on March 2nd!  My DT inspiration piece for the challenge has some touches of red in the self-adhesive red heart jewel on her necklace and the 3 jewel buttons on the front of her corset dress.  The dress is actually coloured with red too but glossy glaze turns red into orange once applied so that's just a little tip for you to remember for the future when colouring with red Sharpie!

click to enlarge - showing the harlequin diamond pattern in 3D Inkssentials Matte Accents on top of the glossy JDGlaze
The next challenge over at Altered Eclectics challenge blog starts on March 1st and our challenges are always Anything Goes and is only for altered art, of any kind, NO cards or ATCs etc!  So I hope everyone will come and play in all three challenges!

the stamp image is continued on all 4 sides with the harlequin patterned represented by her stockings

Have a great weekend and
Domino Hugs!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

"Autumn's Pencil" Doublecross Domino Bookmarker - Smeared Ink DT

Happy Sunday!
I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend so far!  Today I'm sharing my Smeared Ink DT inspiration project I posted over at our Smudgy Antics challenge blog yesterday!

 At the beginning of February I shared my Daily Planner featuring Smeared Ink's Grandmaster chess set digis on the cover and today here's the Doublecross Domino bookmarker I made for my planner!  This time I used the tall and narrow stamp from my Autumn's Pencil rubber stamp set I designed for Smeared Ink.

 Before I started stamping I hand screwed the brass eye screws into both ends of the wooden Doublecross domino (a game that's been discontinued for many years now).  Then stamped the image onto the front and sides with Jet Black StazOn ink and heat set before colouring the design with Sharpie markers.  I'd normally apply a varnish or Judikins Diamond Glaze at this point to protect the domino but I did that after I took the photos, the glare from the glaze makes it tricky to get good pix!  I made the jewelry dangle and included a tiny black domino bead to complete my piece, I just love those beads!  I threaded a length of black sheer ribbon through the top loop and adhered it to the back page of my daily planner and it works and looks great too!  Here's a closer look at the details!

 Don't forget you've got DominoART's first challenge of the year to enter, #10 Hearts plus it's an Any Game Goes and also come and join us at Smudgy Antics for our always Anything Goes challenges too!

Domino Hugs!

Friday, February 20, 2015

"Tempus Fugit" Just Steampunk Vol 3 & Week 3 of DominoART Challenge 10!

TGIF Dominoians!
 Today I'm sharing an altered game art necklace that was published in Just Steampunk Vol 3 featuring Lost Coast Designs Steampunk stamp called "Time Flies"!
But first a quick reminder that we're now entering week 3 of DominoART's Challenge #10 Hearts plus Any Game Goes!  I look forward to seeing your altered game art created with any game you want with a Hearts theme ;0)

 I stamped portions of the Time Flies image onto a small domino and a Chekit game piece with Jet Black StazOn ink then heat set and coloured with Sharpies in my signature "Sharpie Domino Queen" technique.  Metallic gold detailing was added to both game pieces with a DecoColor fine point paint pen and also edged and colored the sides with a broad point paint pen.  Then Judikins Diamond Glaze was applied to the surface and sides of both game pieces.

I stamped the same image again with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored just the wings and legs with Copic markers and added gold to the buckles on the shoes with a metallic gold Promarker.  I fussy cut out the image and removed the legs from the body then colored the backs of the pieces black with a Copic marker.  I punched 1/16" holes with a hole punch at the top of the legs and the base of the body before applying Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint to the legs and the 'wings'.  Once the crackle paint was dry I applied Black Soot Distress Ink to enhance the cracks and buffed off the excess with a piece of paper towel.

I then adhered both game pieces to the body with Judikins Diamond Glaze making sure to add some on the sides where the two game pieces touch at the 'neck' of the doll.  Once secure I adhered a Tim Holtz Idea-ology metal gear over the face of the doll, a flattened antique gold screw head eyelet and antique gold and copper Tim Holtz Idea-ology clock hands to the game pieces with more JD Glaze.

The largest Sizzix Alterations Gadget Gear was die cut out from a sheet of Grungeboard board and I applied tarnished brass Metallic Distress Stain to both sides and sealed with a coat of Delta Ceramcoat matte varnish.  I punched a 1/16" hole into one of the spokes  and adhered the game art doll to the gear with JD Glaze.  Once dry I attached the legs to the body with brass jump rings and attached an antique gold chain with a lobster claw clasp to the gear with a larger jump ring and  embellished with a brass gear from SkyBluePink.com.

Domino Hugs!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Challenge #10 Inspiration project - "Love Hurts Lil Grumpie" altered domino!

  Happy Friday the 13th!
Today is my turn to inspire and encourage you to come and play in my monthly
DominoART Challenges!  We're now into our 2nd week of

Challenge #10 theme is HEARTS!
and it's an
Any Game Goes!

Click HERE to enter the challenge!

So, how good are you with a butterfly net?  Right now I've got a horde of love sick Grumpies running amok on my LeighSBDesigns blog during the finale of Smeared Ink's Bloody Valentine blog hop and I'd appreciate your help in rounding them all up!  But first let's take a closer look at Love Hurts Grumpie so you know what kind of beastie you're looking for and there's another one hiding out at Smudgy Antics too so see if you can catch him as well ;0)

Love Hurts Lil Grumpie
I used super-sized white dominoes to create my balloon toting horde which feature Smeared Ink's Love Lil Grumpies rubber stamp set.  The balloons I drew myself and the text on each one is also from the Love set!

I used Jet Black StazOn Ink to stamp the images onto the dominoes and heat set before colouring the images with various Sharpie markers using my signature Sharpie Domino Queen technique.  I edged and coloured the sides of each domino with a black Sharpie marker.  The balloons were drawn on Neenah Solar White cardstock and the text was stamped on each balloon with Tuxedo Black Memento ink before I coloured them with Copic markers.  The balloon string is black craft wire adhered to the backs of each domino and balloon and randomly bent and twirled for a fun and quirky look.  I took photos of the altered dominoes first before applying Judikins Diamond Glaze to protect the stamped surface because it's tricky to get a good photo without the glare on the glaze.

Have a great weekend!
Domino Hugs!

Friday, February 6, 2015

DominoART Challenge #10 THEME is Hearts & Any Game Goes!

It's challenge time!  Who is ready to get their Game On?

Challenge #10 theme is HEARTS!
and it's an
Any Game Goes!

"Any Game Goes" means you can alter any kind of game piece!  If it's a game then you can alter it!

Our first theme for 2015 is HEARTS, well it is February after all, but that doesn't mean you have to get all lovey dovey, anything to do with Hearts like Alice in Wonderland or dark and twisty broken hearts are welcome too!  Speaking of which, stop by More Smeared Ink and sign up for our annual Bloody Valentine Blog Hop by Feb 9th!  Our macabre hop takes place Feb 11-13 so come by and join us and you can enter your projects here in DominoART's challenge too!

Here's your challenge inspiration by DominoARTist Val S!
Stop by Valscraftings for more info!

 I can't wait to see your entries!

Here's a refresher on our challenge rules:
 Not all DominoART Challenges will be domino related so stalk those yard sales and start collecting playing cards, jigsaw puzzles, chess pieces, checkers, backgammon, dice, Mah Jong, Rummy pieces, etc!  If it's a GAME then we alter it!

 Also keep a look out for Game related rubber stamps, digi images and decorative papers coz those could sneak into a challenge too ;0)

DominoART Challenge Rules
  • New Challenges start on Fridays
  • Challenges will run for approximately 3 weeks to give you plenty of time to play
  • Sponsored Challenges will have One Winner 
  • Sponsored Challenges must have a minimum of 5 entries for the prize to be awarded otherwise the sponsored prize will roll over to the next Sponsored Challenge.
  • For non-Sponsored Challenges I will announce DominoART's Top 3s and award a Top 3 badge.
  • Winners and Top 3s 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 altered creations per challenge
  • Each entry must have it's own separate post
  • There is no limit to how many other challenges you can combine with DominoART
  • Include 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 with a direct link to your post, not your blog home page!
  • Please leave a comment after you link up otherwise your entry will be deleted!
  • Don't have a blog?  Share via photo sharing sites and Facebook pages and include the tag #DOMINOARTCHALLENGE , then link up via the inlinkz collection.  I must be able to see your project photos so make sure they're public!

Domino Hugs!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

DominoART Challenges start up again on Friday Feb 6!

Greetings Dominoians!
Our 1st challenge for 2015 begins on Friday Feb 6th so I'll hope you'll stop by to be inspired by DominoARTist Val S and get your Game On with us in DominoART's Monthly Challenges this year which always start on Fridays!

See you on Friday!
Domino Hugs!
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