Sunday, August 19, 2012

Parisian Domino Book

This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show it is Anything Goes.  I took the opportunity to try something new and create a Parisian Domino Book.

I participate in an Art Swap group and they were sharing domino books. They were so inspiring that I decided to try to make my own.

I  painted the covers of the domino surface using StazOn Metallic - Silver Ink.   
I stamped the images inside and on the book cover using  the  Stampendous Charm Collection.   The cover is decorated with gems, feathers and a pretty Kaiser Resin Flower.    The metallic trim is embossed using silver embossing powder. 
Here is the book opened:  (Click on it to see it enlarged)

 I cut a strip of cardstock slightly smaller than the length of the domino and 13 times the width. I scored at the width measurement until I reached the end of the strip of cardstock.  I folded the scores back and forth to create an accordion fold. I sponged the edges of each fold and around the outside  using blue dye ink.

The end pieces were stamped using the lace stamp and black ink. 

I stamped the chandelier and the roses using black ink along the left side. I stamped the butterfly and bird twice to pop them and add a layer. 

The music score was added intermittently along the middle.  The script and postmark were stamped in the middle.

The Eiffel tower was stamped on acetate using black StazOn.

I added flourishes the cameo and more butterflies and flowers. 

Everything was colored with a touch of watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. There are some gems and pearls added as touches to the images.

StazOn Metallic - Silver Ink,  
Stampendous Charm Collection
Kaiser Resin Flower.
Silver embossing powder. 
Ranger Distress Ink - Broken China
Bo Bunny Black & White Gems

The design team has some wonderful projects and tons of inspiration.  Come join us and play along in the challenge.  Everyone who plays along in the challenge has an opportunity to win a $50.00 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by! 



  1. OH, MY GOODNESS! This is amazing, Suzz! That cover is absolutely stunning and each page is a masterpiece in itself! Wow!

  2. Just gorgeous Suzz ~ A tiny little piece of art.

  3. This little book is just stunning I love the colours and the layout inside is beautiful.


  4. Suzz, your little domino book is so beautiful. I love all of the detail you've packed into such a small cover. The interior...oh my goodness! It's so colorful and beautifully stamped. I love the design and you use of the watercolor and waterbrush to create such a lovely interior. <3 Candy

  5. So beautiful. And different. I love those colors.

  6. Oh My Goodness! This is absolutely FABULOUS Dahling! Wow! If you want to give it to anyone my addy is.....!
    Seriously this is gorgeous!

  7. Wow Sue, this is such an amazing little project! Love the gorgeous silver covers and the inside accordion folded book is fantastic. Such wonderful stamping. Thank you for the inspiration!

  8. WOWZER.. What a wonderful and creative idea. I love the silver cover.. Looks fabulous..


  9. Wow, this look book is divine, I love how you painted it with the silver (looks like embossing) and the inside is just adorable!

  10. What a stunning little project... I've got an anchovy tin waiting for me, and this may be just the kick into action I need! Thanks so much for always being so inspiring.
    Alison x

  11. ooh look at the beautiful stamping and colouring. lovely Sue and the domino cover finishes it off perfectly

  12. I am speechless, totally speechless... Stunning!!!

  13. How cool! What a fab little vintage book! Love the added embossing of the domino!

  14. The inside is as stunning as the outside if not more so, A totally gorgeous piece x
    Hugz Minxy

  15. Hey there Suzz, first of all I want to thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog I really appreciate it a lot and second I LOVEEEE your domino tin my goodness it is awesome, love the butterflies and therefore the secrets that come out of your tin wowzersss amazing, hugs terry xxxx

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  17. Oooh, this is so beautiful Sue. The colours and stamping on the inside are so pretty and I love all the texture you managed to fit into such a small area. Fabulous stuff!

    Lesley Xx

  18. this is just the sweetest thing! LOVE IT!

  19. Gorgeous domino book, Suzz!! I just love all the touches of bling!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  20. Oww what a wonderful little domino book! When I saw it on the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog, I so wanted to know what was inside! I think it's just so sweet! Hugs, Sandra

  21. WOW SUzz!!! I have never seen one of these domino books! Yours looks the colours and stamps!

  22. Ohhhhh I LOVE it! You did a Fabulous job on your Domino book.
    clap clap clap!!!!
    hugs Lynn


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