Vintage Fashion Domino Book

HELLO & HAPPY SUNDAY!!  I’ve got a great stocking stuffer project over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today–


Ooooo-intriguing, isn’t it?  😉 🙂

It’s a project that can be altered to fit any occasion, with any kind of stamps you want–For today’s sample, I’m featuring images from our new Vintage Fashion stamp set and there are even a few step-outs to show you a little bit of what I did.  Hope to see you over at Artistic Outpost! 🙂

Until next time-Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Vintage Fashion (Artistic Outpost)
  • 2 Regular Dominos; Hitch Fasteners (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Funky Yarn (my yarn stash)
  • Tissue Paper; Manila Stock; Coffee Stained Vellum
  • Crackle Glaze, Ultra Matte Varnish & Antiquing Cream (DecoArt Media); Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Archival Ink (Ranger); White Gel Pen (Sakura); Distress Paints & Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
  • Paint Brush; Water Brush; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Gift Card; Pen Cap

Spiderly Treat

Hi There!!  Happy Thursday!!  I’m back today as a Wicked Player for Day 15 of DominoART’s 31 Days of Halloween event and I’ve created my first piece of domino art jewelry just for this FaBOOlous time of year….


This was really fun to make and I’ve got a few step-outs to share of how this creepy and spiderly necklace spun itself into existence.


I started by stamping this cobweb image, from the OI Haunted set, onto all of the smooth sides of the domino with watermark ink then heat embossing it with clear ep.

I then dabbed Eggplant AI onto all of the sides of the domino.


This spider, found in the OI Wicked set, was stamped onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival and adhered to the numbered side of the domino with matte Decou-Page.  I heat set, then applied a coat of DAM Crackle Glaze over the surface and let air dry.


When the crackle glaze was dry, I rubbed the surface with Black Soot DI, then applied a dot of Diamond Glaze to the abdomen of the spider and added a little pinch of seed beads.


I used Seasonal Chit Chat stickers to adorn the backside of the domino.  I coated them with a brushing of Crackle Glaze first, then when dry, I rubbed with Black Soot DI.  I adhered onto the domino with matte Decou-Page then applied a layer of Ultra Matte Varnish over the entire domino to seal it.


I strung some beads onto a loop pin and added the TH Oddities spider charm with a jump ring.  I inserted the loop pin inside a pre-drilled hole and used a little hot glue to secure the pin into place.


I used a piece of wire strung with crystal and silver beads to form the loop at the top of the domino.  I strung the wire, twisted it to secure the beads, then slipped the beaded loop end into the hole at the top of the domino and secured with a dot of hot glue.  I attached a jump ring and placed onto a silver chain.


I just had to take a side shot to show you the fun cobwebby texture.


I’m really enjoying creating domino art–Turning a simple domino into this gothy, one-of-a-kind jewelry piece, was super rewarding and now, I’ve got domino art projects lined up on my craft table!!  I’m ensnared in the domino art web, I’m tellin’ ya’!!  😉 🙂

Thank you soooo much for having a visit today!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Standard Domino Game Piece
  • Stamps:  Haunted & Wicked (Oxford Impressions)
  • Adirondack Alcohol Ink, Archival Ink, Clear Embossing Powder & Watermark Ink (Ranger); Crackle Glaze & Ultra Matte Varnish (DecoArt Media)
  • Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Hot Glue Gun; Electric Drill (Makita)
  • Beads; Wire; Loop Pin; Jump Rings & Oddities Adornment Charm & Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)


Hi There!! Happy Monday!!!  I’m totally excited to be here today as a Wicked Player in DominoART’s 31 Days of Halloween challenge event!!  We’re on Day 5 with 26 more days to go–it’s running straight through to October 31st!!

My guest of honor for today is no other than–


How could I not include Mr. Poe in such an auspicious occasion?  This creation came together so quickly, that I only took one ‘before’ picture…


…and this is it!  I arranged the dominos I was going to need to accommodate Carmen’s Veranda Poe image, and then it all went together like magic.  Although, even with a bit of magic, I did have a problem with the adhesive I was using to glue all of these dominos together.  I ended up mounting the group of dominos onto a panel.


I stamped the Crows Border in Jet Black pigment ink onto mixed-media paper and heat embossed with clear EP.  I placed the panel into my mini-paint booth upright, spritzed the panel with water, then sprayed Barn Door, Fired Brick & Black Soot DSS at the top of the panel and let the colors drip down.  I heat set, then did the same thing to the other end and when all dried, I glued the dominos onto the panel.


A few more of the unpictured steps that I did to create this piece–I stamped each domino (prior to gluing them all together) with the Cats Quote background in Vermillion Archival.  I stamped Poe onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival and adhered onto the stamped domino background with matte Decou-Page.  I heat set then applied a coat of DAM Crackle Glaze over the surface and let air dry and when dry, I rubbed with Walnut Stain DI.


This raven is from Oxford Impressions Haunted set and I stamped him onto shrink plastic with Jet Black Archival.  I shrank him down, carefully, with my embossing gun and set him atop these Tiny Tattered Florals with a dab of matte Decou-Page.


Mr. Poe’s personalized label pull was made by stamping his name, also in the OI Haunted set, onto coffee stained manila stock with Jet Black Archival and crackling it up with DAM Crackle Glaze.  I drilled little holes into the dominos, dabbed in a little diamond glaze, then tapped the brads into place, securing the label pull.  I added a few more tiny tattered florals to gently adorn this forlorn fellow.


I wrapped the edge with design tape and rubbed with a bit of Black Soot DP to finish this little Poe-lightful domino art piece off.

I’ll have another project to share for this DominoART 31 Days of Halloween challenge event in a couple of weeks, so, stay tuned for that.  In the meantime, I’ll be back a couple of more times this week (told you it was going to be busy), so I hope you come back to see what’s going on!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Cats Quote & Crows Border (Lost Coast Designs); Poe (Carmen’s Veranda); Haunted (Oxford Impressions)
  • 6 Regular Dominos
  • Tiny Tattered Florals (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • Archival Inks, Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger); Crackle Glaze (DecoArt Media); Distress Spray Stains & Paint (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Pigment Ink (Colorbox)
  • Tissue Paper; Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Kraft Core (Tim Holtz/Core’dinations); Shrink Plastic (Inkssentials/Ranger)
  • Design Tape & Label Pulls (Tim Holtz/Ides-ology); Brads
  • Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Heat Tool; Heat Embossing Gun; Scissors (Fiskars); Paint Brush; Drill (Makita)

Dream, Fisher Girl

Hi There!  See, I told you I’d be back for my weekly spot for Artistic Outpost!  Thanks so much for hanging with me during this past week–I know it was quiet, but regularly scheduled programming should return to normal this week 🙂 🙂

Today, I’m bringing you a mixed-media card I made using two sets of Artistic Outpost stamps–Keeper and Huck Finn.


I really love how all of the Artistic Outpost images mix & match so wonderfully together.  The hardest thing about making this card was narrowing down the several AO sets that I had out, that have great quotes or text images in them!


Here’s how I started out on this card.  I was having a play with my 5″x7″ gelli plate and created these two prints using Dylusions Acrylics in Bubble Gum Pink, Crushed Grape & Squeezed Orange.  The top panel is the first print and the bottom panel is the second print and the background I’m using for today’s card.


I used my Brick stencil from MFT to create the pattern in the background.


I stamped the beach house image onto tissue paper and glued down to the panel with matte Decou-Page.  I heat set then applied pieces of tissue tape.


I stamped this young woman-whom I’ve affectionately dubbed ‘Fisher Girl’-from the Keeper set onto the panel with Jet Black Archival and heat embossed.  I rubbed a little Black Soot DI through my Burlap LS here and there and distressed the edges with my paper distresser and inked with Black Soot DI.


For a little bit of textural fun, I ran the panel through my sewing machine and added some zig-zag stitching.

I stamped ‘Fisher Girl’ onto a piece of mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and water colored her with my Distress Markers and my water brush.  I used Faded Jeans, Tattered Rose & Abandoned Coral DMs, heat set then gave the entire image a rubbing with Tea Dye DI and my ink blending tool.


I fussy cut her out and adhered to the panel with matte Decou-Page and outlined with Black Soot DM and my water brush.  I’m having a bit of a creative go using wire in my projects, and about all I can shape ‘successfully’ at this point are hearts!  So, these three hand bent, rusty wire hearts are going to be my simple embellies for this project 🙂


I stamped the words from the Huck Finn set onto another piece of mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival, heat set, then sealed with a coat of matte Decou-Page.  I heat set that layer than brushed a boat of DAM Crackle Glaze over the surface and let air dry.


When the crackle glaze was dry, I rubbed the surface with Walnut Stain DI and my ink blending tool.  Look at those cracks–Love Them!!

I cut out each word band and rubbed the edges with Walnut Stain DI.  I adhered each band to the panel with matte Decou-Page and outlined with Black Soot DI and my water brush and my white gel pen.  I stapled each heart to the panel using my tiny attacher.


I gave the panel a splatter of Scattered Straw DP with a round paint brush and heat set.  I thought it needed a little extra something, so I spritzed Walnut Stain DM here and there using my air art tool then fully heat set and mounted to a rusty orange card base.

Thanks so much for having a visit with me today!  I sure do appreciate your company and hope you enjoy what I share here at my blog as much as I enjoy sharing with you!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Keeper & Huck Finn (Artistic Outpost)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Markers, Ink & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Crackle Glaze (DecoArt Media); Black Embossing Powder (WOW); Dylusions Acrylic Paints (Ranger)
  • Gelli Plate (Gelli Arts); Brayer (Ranger); Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Sewing Machine (Kenmore)
  • Tissue Tape & Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Rusty Wire; Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Ink Blending Tool

These Things Are fun

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!  Thanks for popping in with me on this Sunday!  I’m here with my weekly project for Artistic Outpost and I’ve brought out a set of AO stamps that I haven’t played worked created with for a while-Think & Wonder 😉 🙂


Isn’t this a fun set?  I just love the nostalgic children and the quotes are fabulous!!


I’m using the ‘Cocoa Boy’ image for today’s card on a background panel that’s from a master board that I created using my 8″ x 10″ gelli plate.  Let me show you a little bit of what I did behind the scenes!


This is set #3 of Lin Brown’s limited edition paint collection from PaperArtsy that I found through a U.S. distributor called Frantic Stamper.  I’m going to use Caribbean Sea, Bougainvillea & Banana for today’s gelli print, with a dot or two of Translucent White DA Media Acrylic thrown in there for good measure 😉


I rolled all of the paints together using my brayer, then I pressed my Harlequin LS into the wet paint.  I used a piece of 9″ x 12″ piece of mixed-media paper to lift the print off of the gelli plate and let air dry.


The panel I’m using for today’s card measures 3.75″ x 5″.  I stamped cocoa boy onto the panel with Jet Black Archival and heat set.


I used a gift card and paint cap to add the messy paint lines and circles.  I distressed the edges with my paper distresser then inked the edges with Black Soot DI and my ink blending tool.


I outlined cocoa boy with Black Soot DI and my water brush in preparation for a fussy cut one who will be added later.


I decided to add another light layer of Harlequin stenciling with Pumice Stone DI.


After lifting the stencil, I gently rubbed my finger across the freshly stenciled Harlequin design so there would be a more ghostly effect in the background.


Oh, here’s my lovely little fussy cut cocoa boy!  I stamped him separately onto a piece of mixed-media paper and colored with my Distress Markers and water brush.  I fussy cut him with my finger knife and adhered onto the panel with matte Decou-Page.  When set into place, I added an outline with white gel pen.


I stamped the quote onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and heat set.  I coated with matte Decou-Page and let air dry.  Then I brushed on a layer of DA Media Crackle Glaze and let air dry.  I cut the words out into their little strips, then brushed each word band with a layer of DA Media Patina Green Antiquing Cream.  When dry, I used a damp cotton cloth to wipe away the excess and reveal the color left in the crackles.


Before adhering the words bands onto the panel, I outlined each one with Black Soot DP.  I adhered onto the panel with matte Decou-Page and let air dry.  When they were set, I outlined with Black Soot DI and my water brush and my white gel pen.


  I masked off the boy and flicked paint over the surface with a stiff paint brush and heat set then attached the finished panel to a magenta-pinkish top fold card base.  I left any extra embellishments off this time to let the colors of the background and the stamped images take center stage.

Thanks so much for having a visit with me today!  I’ll be back before the weekend is out with a posting for A Vintage Journey.  I hope you come back and join me for that!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Think & Wonder (Artistic Outpost)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore)
  • Fresco Chalk Finish Acrylics (Paper Artsy); Crackle Glaze, Antiquing Cream, White Acrylic (DecoArt Media); Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Ink, Markers & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
  • Gelli Plate (Gelli Arts); Brayer (Ranger); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studio); Ink Blending Tool; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Paint Brushes
  • Gift Card; Paint Cap; Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; White Gel Pen (Sakura); Water Brush; Double-Backed Tape (3M)

Country Life at Artistic Outpost

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!   I’m here today, with my fellow Artistic Outpost Design Teammies, on our monthly AO DT Blog Hop!  This month, we’re featuring creations made using images from the Country Life category of stamps found at the Artistic Outpost Store.  Come on and hop along with us–

Tracy * Terry * Shari (you’re here) * Lisa

Two of our Teammates are sitting this Blog Hop out, but you can always go over to see what Gerrie and Kate have been up to anyway!  In the meantime, while you’re here, let me show you what I made for today’s Country Life Blog Hop–


I’ve created two rustic ATCs using our Home and The Outpost sets of stamps.  Believe me, it took all of my willpower to not grab my favorite Country Life themed set of stamps-Kudzu Kafe!! 😉 🙂


This is the only ‘before’ picture of my ATCs that I took.  I took two sheets of this wood grained paper from my ODBD Rustic Beauty paper pad, and covered both sides of the ATCs with it.  I then whitewashed the surfaces with Picket Fence DP that I watered down and brushed on.


This image is found in The Outpost set-I stamped it onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival and adhered to the ATC with matte Decou-Page.  I heat set, then brushed a coat of DA Crackle Glaze over the surface and let air dry.  When the crackle was dry, I brushed on DA English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream and let air dry.


When the antiquing cream was dry, I gently wiped the ATC surface with a damp cotton cloth to expose all of those wonderful cracks!!  I twisted a piece of rusty wire into a heart shape and glued into place on the windmill with matte Decou-Page.

I stamped the quote onto kraft glassine with Jet Black Archival and heat set.  Then I crumpled the kraft glassine, smoothed out and fussy cut the words.  I adhered the strips into place with little dots of matte Decou-Page and let air dry.  When the words were dry, I outlined with Walnut Stain DI and my water brush, then outlined again with my white gel pen.


This second ATC was made the same, with the same products and techniques, but on this one I used the weathervane image from the Home stamp set.


When both of the hearts on the ATCs were dry, I outlined them with the fine tip of my Black Soot DM and my white gel pen.

I love how the outline of Walnut Stain around the kraft glassine gave it an additional layer of vintagey worn-outedness (I just made that word up!)–Oh and the brads!! Those are brown brads from my stash that I treated with Rusting Powder, actually two layers of Rusting Powder.  The first layer kind of drooped off the edges, so I applied another layer and it stayed in place during drying 🙂


I edged each ATC with Black Soot DP and attached a couple of lengths of wire for hangars.  I’m new at using rusty wire in my creations, so the little twists I made at the ends, aren’t all that impressive–Well, neither are the wire hearts for that matter, but I’ll keep on incorporating it whenever I can so that I can get the practice in!   😉 🙂

Well, there you go with my Country Life Blog Hop ATCs–I hope you like ’em!  Your next stop on today’s Hop is Lisa, if you’re hopping in order.  Here’s our line-up again, just in case you like to free-style hop–

Tracy * Terry * Me (thanks for stopping by!) * Lisa

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Home & The Outpost (Artistic Outpost)
  • ATCs (made with manila & chipboard); Rustic Beauty Paper Pack (ODBD); Kraft Glassine (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Tissue Paper
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Crackle Glaze & Antiquing Cream (DecoArt Media); Rusting Powder (Crafty Notions UK); Distress Paint, Ink & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Gel Pen (Sakura); Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt)
  • Rusty Wire; Brads

Frosted Sunflower Trinket Box

Hi There!! Happy Tuesday!!  I’m here today with my entry for the latest Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge-#32 Frosted Film.


There’s still time to enter this challenge–it closes this Friday, July 17th at 11:59pm MDT and there are wonderful prizes to be won!!  CC3 #32 is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique with a $25 gift certificate awarded to one randomly drawn participant, then you have the chance to be awarded the Curiosity Crew’s Choice and receive a Tim & Mario prize package and there’s the coveted Curiosity Crew’s Honorable Mention blog badge!  You’ve gotta be in it to win it!!


I decorated a little round wooden trinket box and adorned the top with a Frosted Film Sunflower that I made using the Tattered Poinsettia Bigz Die.


Here’s how the box started out–I’m using the smaller of the two for today’s project.  I won these boxes from A Vintage Journey late last year!!  These were a part of a special Christmas Give-Away they were hosting at the end of December and I was the lucky random winner!!  WOO HOO!!  Thanks, AVJ!!


Now, I hope I can explain what’s going on here, without exposing too much about the technique.  The Frosted Film technique is also, kind of, product based and I did not have enough of one of the products to do exactly what Tim does in his book.  So, I took pieces of Wendy Vecchi’s White Out and colored them with Adirondack AIs in Sunshine Yellow & Honeycomb to achieve my color.  This is all I can say about that 😉


I first lined the inside of the box & lid with a piece of Menagerie Paper Stash and adhered into place with matte Decou-Page.  I heat set then painted the outside of the box with Mustard Seed DP and heat set.  The stenciling was done in small sections, as the stencil did not wrap all the way around the box, and believe me–I let all of those sections air dry completely!  I used WV’s Add a stencil with DA Black Modeling Paste.


When all of the stenciling was done, I used the Dotted Flourish image from Wendy Vecchi and stamped it onto the lid with Jet Black Archival.  I heat set the ink then applied a coat of DA Crackle Glaze and let air dry.  When that layer was dry, I brushed on some DA Titanium White Antiquing Cream and let air dry, which was pretty quick.  I then wiped down with a damp cotton cloth to expose those cracks! COOL!  Oh, and you can see how some of the antiquing cream seeped under the crackle–I like that, too!!


I’m using 4 whole layers of the Tattered Poinsettia die cuts and several individually cut petals that I used as filler here and there when I was hot gluing the flower onto the top of the lid.  I created the center out of a roughly cut piece of manila stock that I painted with Black Soot DP.  Then I applied a great big glob of Diamond Glaze and covered it with black seed beads.  I totally let that air dry!!


Oh Boy, I love this close up!!  You can see the shimmer of the Frosted Film and Oh Those Beads!!  They look really cool!!  A couple of details–I treated the edges of all of the sunflower petals with an inking of Orange Blossom Archival then a layer of Black Soot DP with a detail paint brush.  I also outlined the center with Orange Blossom Archival using my water brush.


Oh, here’s another cool picture!  You can see the paint on the edges of the petals and look at all of that wonderful crackly goodness!!


This was a fun challenge to create for–I’ve secretly been waiting for this Frosted Film challenge to roll around so that I could make something Sunflower related!  LOL 🙂 🙂

Thanks so much for joining me today!!  If you’ve got some Frosted Film and Tim’s CC3, come on over to Studio L3 and join in!  There will be only 2 challenges left after CC3 #32 closes, so it’s not too late!!  Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • 3″ Round Wooden Box; Frosted Film (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Art Parts White Out (Wendy Vecchi); Menagerie Paper Stash (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Add a Stencil (Wendy Vecchi); Tattered Poinsettia Bigz Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • Adirondack Alcohol Inks & Distress Paint (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Crackle Glaze, Antiquing Cream & Modeling Paste (DecoArt Media); Archival Inks (Ranger)
  • Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Paint Brushes; Palette Knife; Heat Tool; Hot Glue Gun