Sunday, 12 October 2014

Cat Trick or Treat Domino Tag

2nd Project for Leigh's
DominoART 31 Days of Halloween
Tag, Domino
Brilliance Ink - Mineral
Cat in bag stamp unknown
October wording stamp unknown
Ancient Page Ink - black
Versamagic - Aloe Vera
Embossing Powder - clear
Deco Color - Copper
Black Sharpie Pen
Spider Web Wire Ribbon
Green/Brown Fibre

Jigsaw Cat Tag

1st project for Leigh's
DominoART 31 Days of Halloween
Materials Used:-
Tag, Jigsaw Piece
Spider Web and Boo Stamp by DJ Inkers inc.
Impress Raised Dye Ink - Jet Black
Black Sharpie Pen
Tangerine Tinsel embossing powder
Cat and fibre embellishments

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Christmas Cards 2013

Yesterday I went into craft mode. 
I made a selection
of Christmas Cards for my friends. 
All cards are made using imagines from
last years cards I received. 
A couple of months ago I spent the day cutting
out images with my Mom (Val S) using my die cuts



Saturday, 27 April 2013

Dominique Doll Contest 2013

Dominique Doll Mascot Contest 2013
~ Happy 11th Birthday DominoART ~
I enjoyed joining in again with this contest. 
Creating a Dominique Mascot is so much fun.
She is showing off her talents of playing cards
perhaps she will stop off in Vegas, while
on her trip to California,
if she is lucky enough to win the contest.
Her passport is close by, attached to her dress.



Friday, 12 April 2013

Alice in Wonderland Dom Book # 2

My entry into the DominoART Challenge #2
Rick St Dennis - Alice in Wonderland - Domino Book
Thank you to my Mom -
for giving me these wonderful images as a gift -
I was delighted as I was able to join in this challenge.
I have a special treat for you today, as when I was
creating mine, my 6 year old son Daniel (Leigh's Nephew)
also wanted to make one of his own. 
Please take a look at his project below mine
 ~ * ~
 I decided to theme my book in purples
 as that Leigh's favorite colour and birth stone,
 and as it was Alice I couldn't resist.
~ Woohoo so excited, received a Top 3 mention
thanks Leigh ~

Supplies Used :
2 x standard dominos
I coloured the digi kit images in pencil crayons
tide together with purple/lilac fibre
I edged the dominos using the self adhesive spotted ribbion
If you would like to take part in the challenge then click HERE

Alice in Wonderland Domino Book

DominoART Challenge #2
Rick St Dennis - Alice in Wonderland - Domino Book

My 6 year old son Daniel (Leigh's Nephew)
very own Domino book creation

Drum roll please............ I'm very proud of this artwork
He did all his own colouring in and choice of colours.
All I did was to help with gluing the ribbon and paper to
the dominos.


Saturday, 16 March 2013

Easter Domino Art Book

My entry into the DominoART Challenge #1 -
Rick St Dennis Domino Book

If you would like to take part in the challenge then click HERE

 Supplies Used :
2 x standard dominos
I coloured the digi kit images in ProMarkers -
Dusky Rose, Honeycomb, Buttercup & Apple
Edged in green using my Dauber Duos
Pale Green shiffon ribbion
Gold peel off's for the edges and butterfly embellishments
Dark Green Sharpie pen to colour in the back
of the domino

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Scaredy Cat - 3rd Coast challenge

Hi All... As Halloween comes in a very close
second to Christmas as one of my
favourite holidays of the year,
I had to join in the Challenge hosted by Leigh
 over on Third Coast Rubber Stamps.
I've entered this card into the

TCCC#5: Week 2 of Something Wicked This Fae Comes Bingo Challenge!

I chose * Bling * Black * Ribbon as my
elements from the Bingo Grid

Sunday, 10 June 2012

"Embossed Paper" Blockheads Challenge

~* Woohoo - thank you.  I'm thrilled to have won ~*
The card is dedicated in loving memory
to my precious Daddy
"Happy Father's Day"
for Sunday 17th June 2012

This is my handmade
"Embossed Toilet Paper Technique Challenge"

This is my first project made using embossed Toilet Paper of all things......!
 It was very quick to do.  The only slow part was waiting for the paper to dry.
I'm however going to take the easy route now
and link you direct to Leigh's instructions, 
click here for Leigh's instructions
as I did pretty much exactly what she did....
yes I even ended up with the
 colour pink showing through after spritzing,
so like her, I just dabbed on some more distress ink
to cover it up.  (thanks for the tip Leigh).
I will definitely give this technique another go, and emboss
a few sheets at a time of different designs.  I don't have
my own cuttlebug, so next time I visit my Mom,
I will have to remember to take along my own toilet roll.... LOL ;-0)

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Hi Everyone,
I've created a Digital Scrapbook page in celebration of the
Queens Diamond Jubilee.
On Friday my Son dressed up as King for his schools break up day.

Yesterday we went to a Jubilee Fair close to home, where he had fun
playing with the circus props and collecting sticks in the park. 

Monday, 21 May 2012

Through all Seasons

Emboss Resist Technique
Blockheads Challenge

Hi Everyone
I decided to use my winning blog candy stamp for this challenge
 ~ thanks Blockheads ~

I started off by cutting out a piece of white cardstock big enough for
my stamp image.
Using Versamark I inked up my stamp and stamped it out, and then
sprinkled with clear embossing powder.  Cleared away excess and heat set.

I then coloured the background using brilliance ink, by dabbing the
edge of a sponge into the ink and rubbing over the image.
I wet the tip of a clean sponge and brushed slightly over
the embossed image to remove any ink.

I then cut out a piece of black cardstock slightly bigger than
my image, adhered with double sided tape.  Next I cut out cardstock
to match the colours on the stamped image, again cutting a piece
of black card slightly bigger and sticking together.  But before doing
this I edged the coloured card with Silver Deco Metallic Marker Pen.

Choosing ribbon of a co-ordinating colour,
I stuck it to the bigger card and then mounted on my
stamped image

To finish off I stuck on gemstones, season embleshment
and finally punched out a whole in the top left corner
of my tag and thread through the fibre, again matching up the
colours to suite

Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad Colours :-
Peacock - Spring / Aurora - Summer
Mineral - Autumn / Twilight - Winter

Monday, 30 April 2012

Magnetic Summer

Magnetic Travel Dart Board

~ Featured Winner October 2005 Issue ~
Stampers Mall Magazine


Create Stand using strong cardstock (I already had corrugated cardstock in this shape)

Covered plain brown cardstock with the colour seashell inkpad by dabbing all over until whole surface until covered – this has given the background a metallic look.

On plain white paper rubber stamp travel college.Then dab on decorative chalks creating your desired effect.Edge page with black Sharpie.Adhere to base with double sided sticky tape.Decorate with beads.

Place 2 medium size gold brads in top left corner and bottom right corner

Stick letter beads to mini rectangle cardstock and adhere to base using Aleene’s glue.Place coloured bead for decoration.Randomly decorate with wording by K&C Company.

Adhere black cord around edge of game using Aleene’s glue

Back of Game:

Cut out black cardstock about ½ inch smaller than the game board.Adhere using 4 mini brads.Placing 1 in each corner.The word Score board is spelt using the gold peel off lettering.

Draw in lines using Liquid Silver – Fine Line marker 

A Piece of a Puzzle

Puzzled Cats - Wall Hanging

To start this project ink up your 3 large puzzle pieces (Toddler size age 2 – 4) with Brilliance Pigment Ink – Twilight. (Puzzle pieces were purchased from my local jumble sale). Dab the inkpad over the puzzle pieces a few times to cover the surface. Once you have achieved your desired effect you can then stamp your individual images onto the pieces using coal black Ancient Page dye ink (ClearSnap). The cat stamps I used :- 1st name and source unknown : 2nd Kitty Love from All Night Media : 3rd from The Stamp Studio
Next outline the puzzle pieces and then turn over and color over the original puzzle picture using a silver marker (DecoColor opaque - broad line).
To give the cat images the gloss effect I used Hi-Tack 3D Crystal Lacquer, gently cover over your images and place to one side to dry. While they are drying you can move onto decorating your dominoes.
Stamp your word onto the domino (standard size 2” x 1”) using coal black Ancient Page dye ink (ClearSnap) and emboss with ultra clear embossing powder and heat set.

Cut both the lilac ribbon and the chain rainbow/purple ribbon to 11 inches in length. Purchased from local craft store. Glue the chain ribbon to the lilac ribbon and then glue one end around the metal hook using Aleen’s tacky glue.
Cut the chain purple ribbon - 2 lengths of 6 inches each and glue around edge of dominoes. Once 3D Crystal Lacquer is dry adhere the puzzle pieces and dominoes to the ribbon using Aleen’s tacky glue.
Use various rhinestones of co-coordinating colors to decorate the corners of both the dominoes and the puzzle pieces.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Ides of March

Goddess of Rome

Start your project by “crumpling/scrunch” up your 2 shipping tags. Using 2 different sizes of your choice. Next you need to straighten out your tags, you can do this by ironing over them (project by placing a cloth over the top of your tags). You can now colour the background using Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Jim Holtz.

Using “mineral” Brilliance Pigment Ink pad, ink up your jumbo sized domino and then heat set using your embossing heat tool. Next you can stamp your image direct to your domino, using “coal black”, Ancient Page ink. Immediately after, emboss your image with ultra fine embossing powder and heat set. This creates the water/bubble effect.
Outline domino using a Liquid Gold paint marker (DecoColor opaque - broad line), and embellish with the letter “G” Making Memories page pebble to represent the word Goddess.
Cut out a piece of black cardstock approx 3 mm wider than your domino, outline in gold (using same as above) and then mount domino to the black cardstock, now attach to the bottom right of your largest shipping tag, using Aleen’s tacky glue.
Ink up your images using “coal black”, Ancient Page ink and stamp onto your shipping tags. Images are from Block Heads Greco-Roman Collection 4 (unmounted). Edge tags using black Sharpies marker pen.
The letters are from a young Child’s spelling game (unknown). I coloured in the letters using a black Sharpie marker pen, and glued to the tag using Aleen’s tacky glue.

For added embellishment I attached 1 black button to top of the tags using Aleen’s tacky glue, and then tied the other 2 buttons to the colour co-ordinating fibre.

Blue Silver

Snowflake by Candlelight

Dab checkit lightly onto Brilliance Ink Pad – Tip: create a handle on back of domino using sticky tape, this makes it easier to hold the domino. Once you have inked your checkit heat set using your heat tool. Colour in edges of checkit using your silver paint marker pen
Stick small Silver Star stickers and candle sticker onto checkit
Stick large Silver Star stickers to front edge of each snowflake point
Thread glass beads onto silver/blue fibre : 3 strands to have (blue/clear/blue)
1 to have (blue/clear/purple). Attach to the 3 bottom snowflake points to your own desired lengths
Using your heat glue gun attach bunch of purple glass beads
Make a bow using the snowflake wire ribbon and attach checkit to middle of bow using heat glue gun