Monday, September 29, 2008

DRS Desigsn blog challenge #5

Today is the 5th DRS Designs blog challenge... "anything but a card". The challenge will run for two weeks but there is no time limit to participate. You are welcome to play along at any time! If you do participate (we would love it if you did!) be sure to come back and post a link to your creation so we can come take a look! If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword: DRSC5.

The design team really outdid themselves for this challenge...check out the rest of teams creations HERE

For my project I chose to make an altered domino keychain. A few weeks ago my blogging friend Danyelle asked for stamped donations to fill a little mailbox to send to her Divine Secret Sister who just returned to teaching after going through cancer treatment. The mailbox isn't huge so she asked for small items. I thought this would be the perfect item for me to send. I started with a standard size domino. Using a fine sanding block, I sanded the smooth surface and had my husband drill a hole in the corner. I stamped my image on the domino using Palette Noir ink (I usually use Stazon, but I wanted to color this image with alcohol markers and the stazon will bleed). I slightly heat set it (you don't usually have to do this if you use Stazon) and then very carefully colored the image. Then using Tombow Mono Aqua glue, I covered the entire top of the domino, sprinkled some glitter on and let it dry overnight. The next morning I painted the edge with a silver leafing pen and I added the chain.
Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out the DRS Designs blog to see what the rest of the design team made! Have a great day!

12 comments:

Debi said...

Stunning!!! Love the colors and the iamge!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh this is beautifully done. Love the glitter (I've not seen that done with dominos before). It's a fabulous keychain!

Jennifer E. said...

Great job on the domino, Heather. What a great cause as well! I love the colors you used for this and the sparkle is a nice touch!

Linda Elbourne said...

A beautiful domino Heather!

Angel said...

really pretty!! i haven't tried these yet, but would like to! thanks for the inspiration!

Marie said...

Heather! Thanks so much for stopping by my SCS gallery! I really appreciate it. You have a wonderful blog and I will definitely stop by more often. Hugs, Marie.

Vicki said...

This is so gorgeous!! The glitter on this is stunning!! :) Did you drill the hole for this?

Angie C said...

What a gorgeous piece you have made Heather. The colours are lovely and I adore your butterfly
hugs
Angie

Karen said...

I love this, so sparkly: Great idea.

Kisa Peters said...

I must have missed this - very very pretty!

Kisa Peters said...

I must have missed this - very very pretty!

Kari said...

Absolutely gorgeous Heather!!! Love it!!