Domino Book – Nature

It seems like ages since I last posted anything.   I spent last week painting a box,  my first project for Carries gifts, only to strip it all off again.  Not a happy bunny!  I repainted it last night and in between coats I made a little domino book.  I have wanted to have a go at one of these for ages

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I have seen a few of these around but I was so inspired to have a go when I saw Alison’s (The Crafty Trog) book here.  Thanks Alison you are always an inspiration.

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I cut a strip of card 4 1/2 cms x 28 cms.  Rubbed some D. inks all over it and then randomly stamped.  The images bled a bit because the card is naff! lol and I didn’t wait for the base ink to dry but I quite like the effect.  I then scored the card every 2 cms.

 

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I  glued the stamped strip to another piece of fancy paper and trimmed the corners.

For the dominos. I coloured them with staz-on and stamped the ferns again using staze-on.  I used two little pieces of paper to cover one side of each of  the dominos and then attached the concertina strip.

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A tip that Freddie gave me years ago.  If you are drilling onto a shiny surface pop a bit of masking tape over it.  It stops the drill bit slipping and is easier to mark where you want the holes.

I was quite pleased with my first attempt.  Will definately be making some more of these.  They are so much fun.

Stamps used Crafty Individuals – meadow flowers.

 

Best Wishes Florence x

65 comments

  1. WOW! How cute is that… I’ve never seen anything like that. I adore it. So cool. The colors are gorgeous. It is so adorable!!!

    -Nicole

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    • Hi Nicole. Great to hear from you. Hope all is well with you and the little one. Thank you for popping in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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  2. What a beautiful colours… and creative book… Fascinated me dear Florence. “Domino Book”… You are amazing, I fall in love with this little book. Thank you, with my love, nia

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    • Hi Nia. Great to hear from you. Thank you so much for ALL of your lovely comments and kindness. For someone to spare the time to look at so many of my posts means so much and is truly appreciated.
      Have a wonderful day.
      Regards Florence xx

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  3. Hi Florence, I love your wee domino book – beautiful colours. I’ve seen a few of these about recently and I too fancy having a go – have to get myself some dominos first though! Have a lovely week. xx

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  4. Hi Florence, thank you so much for the link you sent me , my jaw just dropped open when I saw those leaves unbelievable !!!!! As is this lovely domino book, so much work on such a tiny space, the ferns are a perfect accompaniment . Next time I am in the uk must get my hands on these little beggers. Love the comment about the cobwebs !!!

    Marie

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    • Hi Marie. Hope all is well. I thought of you as soon as I saw those leaves. Pleased you liked them. Always great to hear from you. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence x

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  5. A delightful little domino book, I love the added touch with the beads. I once had a neighbour who was moving and I suggested she get rid of her cobwebs, which were hanging like lace from her picture rail and she replied ‘ they’re not mine they’re ‘Ginny’s’ ( a neighbour who’d moved a couple of years previously ) Lol!

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    • Hi Joy. LOL!!!! Great to hear from you sweetie. Hope all is ok. Freddie has just asked me what I am giggling at 🙂 Thank you for popping in and for your lovely comment.
      Regards Florence xx

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    • Hi there, Great to hear from you. Hope all is well and everything in the garden is rosy! Thank you for popping in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence x

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  6. Stunning! I have never seen a domino book before and this is absolutely lovely! This would make a wonderful gift, and at Christmas, an awesome Stocking Stuffer. Your stamping technique, colors, and choice of images on the dominoes and “pages” of the book are beautiful! The beads and cord to hold the book in place are also lovely touches. Too cute!

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    • Hi Vanessa. Great to hear from you. They would make great stocking fillers. What a great idea. Thank you for taking the time to look through my blog. I wondered why my hits spiked! 🙂 Your lovely comments are truly appreciated. Looking forward to following your blog.
      Regards Florence x

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  7. Hi Florence, fabby domino book, it reminds me of Mexico, not that I’ve ever been LOL. Now I don’t do housework, I like cobwebs, that’s why I have plenty of crafty time 😀 xx

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    • Hey up Paula! he he! Great to hear from you. My cobwebs are so thick they look like bunting!!! 😉 I would much prefer to be in my craft room. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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    • Hi there, Great to hear from you. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments. I spent last night hunting down old earrings which are on my to-do list! So thank you! 🙂
      Regards Florence x

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  8. I saw your post on Celi’s and thought I’d pop in and say “hi.” We are going to be visiting Spain next month, but don’t know whether we;ll be anywhere where you live. We’ll be in the Madrid, Toledo, Granada areas.
    You work is wonderful. My crafting includes hand hooked rugs. Now that we’re thinking of spring and gardens I’m thinking of planters to put outside. Any ideas?

    Ronnie

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    • Hi Ronnie. Great to hear from you. We are quite away from where you are visiting. You are visiting at the right time. Spring is always the best time and you are going to some amazing places. If you are in that area, the Alhambra Palace is worth a look especially in the spring. Enjoy!!! As for the planters I use anything I can lay my hands on. I am a rustic sort of person and like the old galvanized washing tubs as planters. I have never tried hooked rugs but always wanted to have a go. I bet it is really theraputic. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence x

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  9. Hi love the colours in this domino book, did one myself a little while ago but not as pretty as this. Adore the beads, must try one like this & thanks to Freddie for the tip. Also love Ann B’s idea for a tryptic. At last those dominoes are going to come in useful. Sorry must go and play!! Have a great weekend.
    Kathryn

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    • Hi Kathryn. Great to hear from you. I really like Ann B’s idea of a tryptich. (Thanks again Ann for sharing) I have quite a few dominos in my stash as well! lol! Looking forward to seeing your book when you have made it. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Have a great weekend.
      Florence x

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  10. Hello – great to see your blog again! I love these little books and may use it as a suggested idea for our local art group, they look like so much fun! I just love the feel of yours it is wonderfully calm and inviting but with a touch of wimsy too! Love the beads and twisty ! Love it 🙂

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  11. so sweet ANd tell Freddie thank you for that tip! What a super and simple solution.. yikes there go my alliterations again.. i cannot help myself! c

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    • Hi C, It must be the poet inside you trying to get out! he he! Really lovely to hear from you. Thank you for popping in and for your kind words. It is such a simple idea but saves a lot of time. Especially if you are drilling tiles or glass.
      Regards Florence x

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  12. Alison’s art is always inspirational and she has such a way with colour. As have you, the colour choice is so perfect and as they say, it is in the details and the addition of the beads is a beautiful finishing detail to a perfect little piece of art.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    • Hi Valerie. I think we have just passed in blog land! I am sure it was you with your red boots on! he he! Always great to hear from you. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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    • Lucy! Hi! Hope all is well?? Thank you for popping in and for your kind words.
      Always lovely to hear from you.
      Take care of yourselves.
      Florence xx

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  13. What is it about tiny things that fascinates us so much? Don’t know the answer to that but I do know this is a lovely little book. In addition to making books have you tried using three dominoes to make a little tryptich screen? you would have to drill two holes top to bottom in each and thread ribbon through to make ‘hinges – or use bamboo tiles that are pre-drilled. I have a Japanese one I made a while ago.

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    • Hi Ann. Ooooo! that sounds really interesting. Will give it a go and let you know how I get on. I love it when crafters share their ideas. Thank you!!! Your visit and comments are truly appreciated.
      Regards Florence x

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  14. Your book is really beautiful Florence, I love the colours & beads! Thanks for passing on Freddie’s tip, & for linking my book too. So glad I could inspire you!
    Alison xx

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