Saturday, 28 February 2015

Domino Book for Rhedd's Creative Spirit DT

Hi :) today for my March DT piece for Rhedd's Creative Spirit, I'm sharing a little domino book I made for a swap - it had to follow a butterfly theme (not hard I think every crafter has butterflies in their stash!!) and have lashings of lace!

So I started with two ordinary dominoes and coloured them with alcohol inks. I had forgotten how much I love alcohol inks - the colours are great and you can use them in lots of different ways. Definitely worth a quick look on Pinterest (or if you're like me that will turn into a few hours!)

The next step was to create an inside for the book. I measured the dominoes length and then cut a strip of cream card a fraction smaller and concertina'd it, going over the creases with a bone folder to make sure they were crisp. Then I used a distress ink pad that toned with the dominoes to shade the edge of the folds.  

Next I took a few of my butterfly stamps (I did let a dragonfly slip in) and stamped along one side of the card. Flipping it over, I attached a layer of lace tape and some pink gem butterflies. Before attaching the card to the inside of the dominoes I attached a length of crocheted lace to each, so that the book could be tied shut when finished.

Another part of the brief was that the book needed to have feet so it could stand up. I took 4 little beads that were a pale jade colour and glued them into place. On the front of the domino book I used another piece of the lace tape and also added a floral wooden butterfly. 

I'm really pleased with it,  so much so that it was a wrench to send it away!  It is definitely my new favourite!!

Please pop across to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and see all the loveliness created by my teamies.

Thanks for reading :o)
Steffi xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:

Dream it up - Frilly and Fabulous - here : 


  1. I so love your domino book...I've never made one,so it's on my very long list of things to do...xx

  2. This is sooooo pretty! And such a great idea too. Love it! x

  3. Cool! I have some old dominoes sitting around, so I may have to try this accordion book technique with them. Blessings!

  4. This is such a beautiful piece Steffi. Love the colors!