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!