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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Trick or Treat DominoART ATCs - A Third Coast Creative Coterie DT Project

Howzit Stampers!

Halloween is coming and I've been scaring up a storm in my studio!  I'm thrilled to share these double trouble DominoART ATCs with you today!  I designed these for Third Coast Rubber Stamps as a proud member of their Third Coast Creative Coterie design team.  We have our own Blog now so go check out all the spooktacular eye candy :0)

All the stamps I used are available from Third Coast Rubber Stamps
Free Parking AP-479-P
Spider Web AP-522
Broomstick Dog Ap-523
Cat from the Scary Hairy Girl Duo VB-321-P
Happy Bat sm VB-041-EE
Tree of Dread sm VB-054-C
Boo S. Postal Service WS-146-D
Sizzix Bigz Die Trick or Treat 
Standard Double 6 White Dominoes
Black glitter cardstock
Green Glitter Jelly Roll Pen
DCWV Old World Mat Stack Decorative Cardstock
Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface ATC blanks
White Prismacolor pencil
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
Ancient Page Coal Black and Mandarin ink pads
ColorBox Fluid Chalks:  Wisteria, Lavender, Prussian Blue, Yellow Ochre
Sharpie Markers:  Orange, Leg Warmer Orange, Banana Clip Yellow, Stingray, Valley Girl Violet, Slate Grey, Brown, Coconut, Argyle Green, Jellie Pink
Sharpie Black Paint Pen - Oil Based Medium Point
Metallic Copper and Silver Paint Pens - Extra Fine Points
Judikins Diamond Glaze
Recollections Brads:  Black Fleur De Lis, Black Glitter Flourish, Tiny White Buttons
Micro Pop Dots, Glue Dots
Permanent Adhesive Tape
Heat It Embossing Tool

I started with the ATCs first and stained them with various inks using a combination of the DTP method (direct to paper) and applying the ink with a scrunched up piece of paper towel.  The Purple one is a combination of ColorBox Fluid Chalks:  Prussian Blue, Wisteria and Lavender.

The Yellow one is a combination of ColorBox Fluid Chalks:  Wisteria and Yellow Ochre with Ancient Page Mandarin.

I stamped all the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink and coloured in some of the images with a Black Sharpie coz I just wanted silhouettes instead of details for the backgrounds.  You can see I started colouring in the Happy Bats on the Yellow one above and coloured the broomstick handles on the Purple one.  I then added glitter details to both with a green glitter Jelly Roll pen.

Die cut the large Sizzix Trick or Treat saying from black glitter cardstock and adhere them to the ATCs with micro pop dots.  If you don't have these micro dots you NEED them, I don't know how I managed without them!!

Now for the dominoes.  I used 2 standard double 6, brand new straight out of the tin, dominoes for this project and coloured them using my signature Sharpie Domino Queen technique!  Check out all my Sharpie Tutorials here on my blog and also on my website, Velvet Paw Creations, for more info on how to do my technique.  I'm still in the middle of re-designing my entire website so some links aren't ready yet but you'll find those tutorials here on my blog too!

Stamp just the Moon portion of the Free Parking rubber stamp onto both dominoes with Ancient Page Coal Black dye ink.  Then stamp the Cat on one domino and the dog on the other and heat set the ink with an embossing tool, I'm a huge fan of the Heat It embossing tool.

Colour both dominoes with Sharpie markers, most of them are from the newest Limited Edition set called 80's Glam.  I used Orange, Leg Warmer Orange, Banana Clip Yellow, Jellie Pink and Argyle Green on the cat and Stingray and Valley Girl Violet on the sky and touched up some of the stamped image with a Black sharpie.

I used Orange, Leg Warmer Orange and Slate Grey on the sky.  Stingray, Valley Girl Violet and Argyle Green on the Witch Hat.  Brown, Coconut and Jellie Pink on the dog.  I coloured the sides of the both dominoes with a Black Sharpie oil-based paint pen and added silver metallic touches to both with an extra-fine point paint pen.  I then sealed both dominoes with a coat of Judikins Diamond Glaze.  I embellished the dominoes with a decorative brad at this point so that they would adhere to the dominoes as the glaze dried.  I used the Fleur De Lis on the dog and the Flourish on the cat.  Both are brads and I just cut off the brad arms.

While the dominoes dried I stamped the Boo Postal Service stamp on to a piece of DCWV patterned mat stock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and cut it out with scissors.  I then coloured the circle behind the ghost with the green glitter Jelly Roll pen and the ghost with a white Prismacolor pencil and attached it to the ATC with permanent adhesive tape.

I then adhered the dominoes to the ATCs with permanent glue dots.  I finished off the Trick ATC with 3 tiny white button brads on the left hand side. 

I hope you enjoyed checking out my DominoART ATCs and if you want to see more spooktacular DominoART eye candy then stop by my DominoART Blog for 31 Days of Halloween for a scary good time!  The fun starts Oct 1st of course  ;0)

Happy Stamping!
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  1. Wow, Leigh, these are amazing!!!

  2. Leigh -

    These are wonderful! I love these little treasures!

    Elaine Allen


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