Thursday, February 21, 2013

Altered Domino Books

A Creative Workshop class,  Altered Domino Books with Terri Heinz, was one of my Christmas gifts from my daughter.  Last year I started to altered dominoes by making some pins and a couple of pendents. Now I can add making books to that list. Below are some photos from my first two books. I really enjoyed taking this class with Terri. I appreciate her teaching techniques. She talks about and shows her process of design. She explains what she is doing and then demonstrates how, she also shares lots of tips. I will be making more books. If you would like to meet Terri hop over to her blog, Artful Affirmations.  You can get a sense of her talent and teaching skills by reading some of her posts and watching her free tutorials.

My first book - Take Time
 These images are from June at Dezinaworld and Gecko Galz

oops, this close-up shows I need to touch up the Stickles...

My second book - Birds, Bees, And Butterflies
 This book cover is my favorite so far. The background is a paper napkin that I stamped and coated with Diamond Glaze. The feathers are from my Love Bird.
These birds, bees, and butterflies from Gecko Galz are some of my favorite images.
 I found a perfect sheet for this theme in a paper-stack book. 
I used the printed side for the back of my book and glued the images to the plain white side of the sheet for the book pages. 
 It was fun stamping the tiny bird images on the ribbon...
 I like the idea of adding a little sound...
Yes, Joy...
I'm going to link this with Pink Saturday - click here to visit our P. S. Hostess Beverly.
Also linking to Anything Goes at Crafters Digital Art Center.


  1. WOW, WOW, and WOW!!! These are beautiful, Linda. So many details, and I love the idea of adding a little sound too...suits joy perfectly. You are so gifted.
    On my way to Terri's blog.

  2. That is darling... I've never made a domino book before... you've inspired me to give it a try! :-)
    big hugs,

  3. Great work! I love to alter things. And Stickles is one of my favorite products. :)

  4. Looks like you learned your lessons well. Very nice work.

  5. WOW!! I just left you a msg over a Geckogalz about other challenges you could enter - these should be entered all over the place! They're GORGEOUS! I love all the exquisite details, and the colors you've used are fabulous. I'm so inspired to get my dominoes out and play with them now. WOW.

  6. These are beautiful and I love how you've used the fab images from the Gecko Galz.Inspirational!

  7. Linda these domino books are awesome. Did you know that there is a domino challenge group?

    I love all the images you used from GG and Dezinaworld has awesome designs also.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Wendy, I'm on the GG Yahoo Group

  8. Hi Linda, wow what gorgeous little domino books. They are both such lovely little works of art.
    Claire xx

  9. Linda these are fantastic! There's a challenge over at the CDAC called "anything goes" that these would fit in to. Give it a look. here's the link

  10. What a gorgeous collection of domino books! Such fabulous details and design elements1 Enjoy the weekend!

  11. These are gorgeous Linda! I love the little feet on them and I have not seen them anywhere before, just beautiful! ~Diane

  12. your creations are stunning! beautifully done. happy pink saturday! xo

  13. These really are adorable! I can see that they could be habit forming...looks like FUN! Happy weekend!

  14. Very cute!

    Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    My PINK
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  15. Sweet little domino book. Just full of careful details and so charming. Keep smiling and creating

  16. Very pretty domino book, lovely work of art.

  17. Beautiful "little" creations these are!!
    Tjanks for playing along with The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  18. Oh my gosh, these are beautiful! What lovely, lovely creations. You do beautiful work. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  19. Such wonderful creations, Linda! They may be small in size, but they are certainly huge in design and creativity. Thank you so much for playing the Priscilla Styles CDAC "Anything Goes" Challenge.


  20. Linda, your domino books are gorgeous! Oh, yes, and I think the little bell adds quite a bit of joy. You know, I recently saw some manufactured domino necklaces in the grocery store, and I must say that they were NOTHING like what you creative gals have so lovingly made with the dominoes.

    Enjoy a beautiful day,

    Marianne xo

  21. Too sweet - lovely tiny treasures!

  22. Hi Linda, WOW what an amazing creation of domino books. They are just wonderful and so detailed. You are one talented lady.
    I know it is a challenge to work with these small treasures.

    Thank you for the birthday greetings.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  23. Oh you have even more pictures here! Yay! I love seeing all the amazing details in your domino book. I saw all the ones you posted on the Creative Workshops site. But they seem easier to see here. Your ribbon is done so well, and the feet are great too! I love the floral theme through out your book. I love it all, but my favorite part is the gorgeous back! The feather is the cherry on top! I am so glad you enjoyed the class : )

  24. Hi Linda, Just beautiful and so nice to view your perfect work again.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a wonderful evening.
    Blessings, Celestina Marie

  25. Hi Linda!
    Ooh, these are just too pretty! You are so creative!

    Thanks for swinging by, and for leaving a comment so I could come see your beautiful blog! Happy Pink Saturday!

    Jessica G from TheCabbageRoseCottage


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