Anything but a card!

That’s the challenge from Julie & Crissi – Artygirlz – this Tuesday. Funnily enough, that wasn’t a problem for me!! There’s a Teams challenge on Auntys at the moment which is causing all sorts of mayhem – ‘altered art’. The team hosting the challenge also stipulated that the altered item has to be on a fantasy theme, but because confusion over what does or doesn’t constitute altered art (and in an effort to get more ladies joining in), they’ve removed the fantasy element… for all but me. Can you believe it?

Well, here are 3 altered bamboo domino tiles which I bought from Ten Two Studios last year. I’ve turned them into pins and they have very cool images from HERE on them. (I used images from the large black & white sheet). The collage sheets are tailored to fit the doms perfectly and all I’ve done is to add colour to them and finish them off with wire and beads from my stash. Now they’re my kind of fantasy – LOL!


The centre one is wrapped with fuse wire (very thin, but strong) and for the outer two I used colour coordinating craft wire. The bling on the skelly is an old body art tattoo (self-adhesive) that DD gave me – she’s getting good at recycling her castoffs, isn’t she?

I’ve made friends with a Mexican lady at market (sells beautiful handmade silver jewellery from her village) and it’s fantastic Spanish practice for me – she enjoys speaking her native language too – and I think I’ll give her one of these pins. Maybe I should show her first and ask her, as she’s probably never seen anything quite like them… not in a rural Devon market town anyway!!

It’s still extremely cold here, with forecast temperatures of -8 tonight and I’m working from 8am tomorrow at market. Suffice to say I am not looking forward to the drive to work tomorrow… 😦

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  1. Dawn

     /  January 6, 2009

    Happy NY Rosie!
    Wow it’s been so long since I visited and boy you have some fantastic creations these Dominoes are brilliant – love the images – and colours!

  2. As you know I love your dominoes Rosie and you are doing the team proud… I am still at the thinking stage lol

    Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz once again xx

  3. Aw Rosie they are darn Good i love them great images.

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi xx

  4. Your domino art is fabulous, Rosie….what a great presentation for this theme…loved seeing them at the Ten Two Studio page as well! Beautifully created. Hugs, Gayle (who is getting very domino inspired…smile).

  5. Very cool Rosie… I love the use of skull imagery without being all dramatic. These make me want to dance around like a skeleton! Haha plus you call them “doms” too which always cracked me up when I said it. Nice work!

  6. Ellen

     /  January 8, 2009

    great colourful and unusual images , they do make you laugh

  7. LOVE the color, LOVE the designs, LOVE the bling…especially that stick-on tattoo! These are so much fun!! It’s imposible to look at these and not smile!

  8. These are fantastic! I bought the same dominos and collage sheets but really lost my motivation…thanks for giving it back! ;=)


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