Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday cheer

Lori has issued a rather unique challenge over on the EverythingWendyVecchi Yahoo group.  Throughout the month of December any holiday items we make that have Studio 490 stamps or products can be entered into the challenge.  Each week a name will be drawn randomly for a goodie package.  Your entry is also good for the rest of the month so your chances grow to get that weekly goodie package.  I don't do much decorating for the holidays but having a few items scattered about is just fine for us.  How about finding one of these gems on a bedside table?  Or by your dinner plate?  Maybe leave one at the neighbor's?

Guess what they're made from?  Give up?  Dominoes!  I applied red, gold and green alcohol inks to them before stamping.  The red one I stamped the flourish from the poinsettia stamp in Jet Black archival ink then carefully wiped the ink off before it dried.  See how it looks white?  Then I stamped the message in JBAI.  Around the top edge of the domino is a gold rim.  On the green one I stamped the holiday background stamp but didn't wipe off the ink since the font was so small.  The tree was stamped on white shrink plastic, colored with distress inks and markers.  The message was stamped in JBAI.  To preserve the inks I have lightly sprayed the dominoes with a Krylon sealer.

Hope your holidays are the merriest and best ever!


  1. Cool idea Susan! Love how these turned out!

  2. There is just something about domino Art that makes me so happy! I love the smoothness of color and images on one, the surface is just fabulous as a canvas! Love your marbley color and the simple sentiments! Gorgeous!