Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Something Old

Happy Wednesday!  Today I am sharing my creation for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge "Something Old".  The challenge is hosted by Jenny and she describes the challenge as:

"I'm sure, like me, there will be lots of you who love all things vintage and enjoy nothing more than discovering old and unwanted treasure at thrift shops and junk markets. The challenge this time is to use something old either as the basis of your project or as an addition to your vintage or shabby chic creation."

This challenge had me digging through my assorted collection and I came across a bag of dominoes. 
I decided to play with creating domino charms.  They can easily be drilled with a little hole to hang on a pendant or turned into a domino book cover. 

I created three different ones to try out a few different ideas:
 I painted the surfaces with white paint.  I then used the blue distress oxide to coat the surface and then embossed with clear embossing powder to create a pretty blue background.  I then stamped the seahorse with some letters using black ink on tissue paper. I decoupaged it to the blue background. After that I embossed the edges with a gold embossing powder and finished with a smattering of crushed gold glitter.

Next up was an art deco domino.
 I stamped the image on white cardstock using black ink. I then added a little highlight with watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. I then sealed the image using versamark and multiple coats of clear embossing powder.

For my final I went back to my favorite butterflies.

I was pleased with my little collection of dominoes and will think of how to build them out in a necklace or into a book. 

And the original domino front and back that were the starting point for my collection: 

Pull out that little something old that you have been wanting to incorporate in a project and share with us! 

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.



  1. These are so much fun and each so unique with all the different techniques you have used. I need to go looking for some old dominoes.

  2. How fun! The first two are my favorites.

  3. These are amazing Suzanne! I adore each one for different reasons and think they make a stunning collection of mini works of art xx

  4. These are just too cool, love this idea, wonderful creative ideas on each one!

  5. Lovely dominoes. It is amazing that one can get such fabulous detail on such a small surface. I think my favorite is the art deco one but they are all beautiful!

  6. I love altering dominoes but have not done any for ages! Seeing these three gorgeous examples makes me want to do some right now... Anne xx

  7. Suzz, these are marvelous. I've actually started a Pinterest board for dominoes, as it's something I've wanted to try for a long, long time. These are really beautiful!


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