Thursday, April 25, 2013

Domino Book!

Hope everyone is having a great week and a big "HELLO" to my newest followers.  It is always such a pleasure to see some new faces in the mix!  Blogging is such an amazing adventure and leads to many friendships along the way!  Not to mention all the inspiration and challenges that follow.  Lately I have so enjoyed Brenda's domino books and decided I would take the plunge!  After all that is how we learn and flourish, right?   Photo heavy and oh so sorry!
Has it happens, several years back my daughter bought us "dominos" and I for one am not a person who plays games, so there were more items that would end up in my pile of "I can't get rid of it because it comes from family."  Isn't it great to recycle gifts? 

The dominos were inked with green, red, gold alcohol inks and then sealed.  I did cut separate panels from manila paper for each folded page.  Some background stencils were done with "recycled" produce netting, bubble wrap and mesh.  I look at so many throwaways differently these days! 


All images and mostly from Tim's new "Tiny" collection were stamped using Black Archival and color with Distress Inks and or Markers. 
I stamped and cut a second  dancer image on clear plastic packaging and adhered with Glossy Accents.  When I inked the mirror, I removed some of the ink from the center portion to clearly reflect the image.  The butterfly was masked off and stenciled.
Bits of masking and stamping going on here!
Again more masking and stenciling.

This was a bit time consuming, but such great fun!  I am taking my little Domino Book to visit the following challenges:

Bloggers Challenge - In Bloom
Country View Challenges - Butterflies
Frilly and Funkie - Upcycle for Earth Day
Inspiration Emporium - Marvelous Masks/Spectacular Stencils
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Color

Thank you so kindly for stopping by to visit and I wish you a fabulous weekend! 

56 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Oh my this is just so gorgeous and I love how you have used the minis for the pages. Its wonderful that you have recycled that gift and made something so precious with the dominoes. Thanks for sharing and I am so glad you made one, you better bring it on the 11th so I can see it.
Thanks for joining in at Country View Challenge this month with your lovely creation.
hugs {brenda} x0x

PetraB said...

absolutely gorgeous, love all the stamping and stencilling

Astrid Maclean said...

This is wonderful Terry, love how you did the cover and the inside is stunning!

Jane Wetzel said...

OH Terry! You are reading my mind! Love these dominos and just made a few for necklass'- LOVE your book!

Redanne said...

Hi Terry, what a fabulous creation! The little images are gorgeous and you have created the most wonderful backgrounds. I do love the butterfly on the front of the book too, it looks like a bit of melt art going on there. I would love to make one of these now after seeing yours! Hugs, Anne x

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful Domino book Terry, Aren't they such fun to create!!!
Now you have a reason to use the rest of the Dominos, A new book for each holiday perhaps???
I think I've been living under a rock. I didn't even know Tim had tiny stamps. LOL
Hugs Lynn

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful Domino book Terry, Aren't they such fun to create!!!
Now you have a reason to use the rest of the Dominos, A new book for each holiday perhaps???
I think I've been living under a rock. I didn't even know Tim had tiny stamps. LOL
Hugs Lynn

Karin said...

Wow this looks great, love this little book! Have a great weekend!

inkypinkycraft said...

This is so beautiful! I love all the details and those tiny stamps fit perfectly inside! A really beautiful make (the funny thing is I have just made one , not blogged yet ..inspired by Brenda too!! lol) hugs trace x

Talis Bastelballon said...

Wooooooooooow wunderschön.

GLG Petra

cebelica said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! Hugs! xx

Valerie-Jael said...

What a gorgeous domino book! Love all the little pages with their stamped images. I have a box of dominos waiting to be altered, and they are hiding in my bottomless pit aka hall-closet! HUgs, Valerie

Gráinne said...

This is magnificent. Love all the details and especially the make of the little mirror. What a great way to use those tiny stamps. I feel the day approaching I'll give this a try too :-) Stunning work and colours. Suzanne

Fliss said...

Wow! A stunning creation Terry. The covers are gorgeous and the stamping inside just fabulous!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A gorgeous domino creation Terry...all those tiny details...amazing artwork!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Beverly Sager said...

Time-consuming? Ha! I'll bet that's an understatement! This is absolutely fabulous, the domino covers and everything in between. I've always wanted to make a domino book; yours is truly inspiring. And I love those tiny Tim stamps, but couldn't imagine exactly what I would/could do with them - and, Voila! Super piece, and thanks so much for sharing :D

Shar said...

Too sweet and totally cool! Beautifully done!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous project, the mini stamps look great and just the right size for the book.
Yvonne x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is a wonderful tribute to Brenda, Terry. I love the butterfly and the jewels, and your choice of the tiny stamps. Perfect in every detail,

Lucy x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Absolutely fab! This is something I would love to try one day too!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Terry! I love the splash of seed beads you added too, looks great! You must have patience to work with such small things too! The insides are as pretty as the cover too. ~Diane

Paper Profusion said...

Wow Terry - what a visual and tactile feast! This is so so stunning and one to become an heirloom I'm sure. I especially love the jewel encrusted 'front'. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

butterfly said...

What an exquisite make, Terry - it's just glorious!
Alison xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful and great litlle book Terry.
This is really fantastic.
Greetings Janny

Vada said...

Beautiful!!!! Outstanding Work GF.
Hugs Vada

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous! Love all the little images, and lovely backgrounds.
I made one ages ago, but only 4 pages and very simple - Think I need to be more adventurous!
Enjoy the weekend.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, wow, wow - I'm missing words, such a wonderful project.

Netty said...

loving your domino book Terry and great recycling. Also love those fabulous beads on the front. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

Beth Norman said...

Wowza, Terry, this book is outstanding. So gorgeous. How convenient that Tim should have small stamps for you.

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Terry, I love how you did this inspired by Brenda. Wish so much the three of us could have a crafting day or weekend together. Love your work!

Sonia said...

What a fabulous work my dear^_^
Beautiful images and wonderful embellishments^_^
Have a sweet weekend^_^
Sonia

Karen said...

Wow this is amazing, who would have thought that the humble domino piece could be recycled into something so Fantastic. You do incredible work xoxo
Waving Hi from Down Under xoxo

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a gorgeous project, really a beautiful masterpiece!
Thanks for your lovely comment.
Have a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

Sandra said...

This is such a cute little domino album! Tim's tiny stamps are so perfect for this! Love it so much! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Leslie said...

Absolutely stunning! Saw your post in Unruly Arts and had to come take a closer look! This looks like so much fun... I have a set of Dominos that never gets used and I might just try this! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Leslie
http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Oh my goodness. STUNNING!! I just love the color of your dominos with the alcohol inks. How did you get that mottled look? Always inspiring!!

Ira Huberts said...

Superb creation Terry!! Once again I am fully in awe and totally impressed with your fabulous work! Those tiny stamps are absolutely perfect for your domino booklet, love love love this!!!! Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Gaby Bee said...

Dear Terry, it’s always a pleasure to pop in to see what you've been up to! Once again you have done a wonderful job. Your domino book is totally amazing. Perfect in every detail!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs,
Gaby

Sophie said...

Unglaublich!
Mir fehlen die Worte, liebe Terry...
Was für eine glamouröse Arbeit.
Sensationell!

Sonnige Grüße xx

Chris Warner said...

This is beautiful Terry, great work. I think Brenda's started something with these, lol. Chris xxx

Krisha said...

Hi Terry,
What a lot of work you put into your wonderful little book. I think I still have a box of dominos around here from years ago.
To answer your question about the dirt storm, it blew here (thus all the dust and leaves in the house because of the doggie door) but I was still in San Diego. It didn't blow there. So I missed it but still felt the effects of it when I got home.

Anita Houston said...

I loved hers, and yours is no exception. Fabulous tiny treasure for sure! I love the vintage feel and the colorful beads on the front are so fun!!! Great work! Thanks for sharing your true colors with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Gez Butterworth said...

Absolutely stunning Terry, and so inspirational . Thank you for sharing xxx

Gez Butterworth said...

Absolutely stunning Terry, and so inspirational . Thank you for sharing xxx

Buttons said...

This is amazing Terry! Love that you have upcycled a 'treasured' item so it is now even more beloved, and to use 'trash' to create your backgrounds is fantastic too. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this. Hugs, Jenny x

Sue said...

This is wonderful Terry, it must have taken so much patience to make this, but so worth it xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love this. A domino book was one of the first art gifts I ever received.
Thanks for the memory.
Rinda

Shirley Chillman said...

Oh my TT this is stunning. Why did you have to show me those stamps .. they are a must have now.

I am sure your Daughter will love what you have made with her dominoes better than playing a game with them.

Guess what I had to beg mine from Andrew with a promise that I would buy him more. Course I will then I have more to play with lol.

Hugs Shirley x x

inkypinkycraft said...

Whata stunning make, simply gorgeous and great up cycling .thaks so much for playing at Filly and Funkie, this is a wonderful make hugs trace x

Donna Gibson said...

Hi Terry, I just love what you did here! The dominoes are just beautiful and then to open it up and find such enchanting images inside! I think I have some dominoes around somewhere! Have to go find them...

Thanks for sharing this with us at Frilly and Funkie!

spikescreativeside said...

Terry, I've seen domino books before but yours is packed full of vintage-y goodness! I just love the time and care you put into each page, it's just lovely!

Thanks for crafting with us in the Marvelous Masks and Spectacular Stencils Challenge at Inspiration Emporium!!

Hugs

Spike

Dianne said...

Oh my goodness I haven't been here in a couple of days and look at all the gorgeous things I missed, I've been very busy doing other things instead of at my desk:(:(, LOL. This domino book is OUTSTANDING,I have been dying to make one, I love it, love it, love it. Al those perfect little pages from the gorgeous backgrounds and fabulous stamping. I have been looking for my next project, this certainly is so inspiring.The covers are gorgeous, I LOVE IT did I say that already :):). Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful creative day...Hope I can be here every day so much creative action around here..

Sherry said...

Love your domino book Terry - you've made my fingers itch to get my dominos out again now! Love how you decorated the inside too - all those tiny details looks wonderful!

2amscrapper said...

love what you did with the domino covers. The insides are wonderful too!

Hettie said...

Oh WOW! This is gorgeous. I have been planning to make one for some time and I may just have got the urge to get my dominoes out now!
Wonderful!
xx

Candy C said...

Terry...your domino book is amazing! I am so happy that you sent me the link. You have done such a beautiful job with Tim's tiny stamps! Every page is just exquisite. Hugs, Candy

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