Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Domino Book - Nature's beauty

I took a class again on Saturday teaching this cute little domino book. I want to enter the Simon Says Stamp and Show 'Fly' challenge this week with this piece not only because I have images of things with wings but because I really felt my class overcame a number of challenges to produce their domino books and I achieved one of my educational philosophies which is to take someone to the edge of their learning and let them 'fly', which they did. (See samples at the end of the post). I would also like to enter Lisa's Blogger's Challenge and Make My Monday who both have 'backgrounds' as their theme.

This is more a visual post today, so ready for a few photos?


The inside pages altogether.


The images were stamped onto a long strip of gelli print and then cut to the right size.


I edged the rectangles with walnut stain DI.


Once adhered to the accordian pages I edged the rectangles with gold pen.


Three different shades of green alcohol inks were used for the domino covers. I didn't sand these as I like the very mottled effects you can achieve on the glossy surface.


All the words were computer generated and the bird is a BLine stamp on shrink plastic, coloured lightly with promarkers.


Charms and beads were added.


The ribbon is tied at the sides.


The class of ladies loved making theirs and there are some samples below of how theirs turned out.


I have already started another as I love these little treasures so much.

hugs {brenda} x0x









These were not all of the ladies work as the lighting or focus prevented me from adding the others, but they made this little book in 3 hours which was a great achievement. 
Thanks for another fabulous fun class girls.


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48 comments:

Kathyk said...

And what a great way to spend three hours, Brenda! Lovely projects from you and your "fledglings"!

Happy Tuesday

Kathyk

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING DOmino Booklets all this!

ADORABLE !

butterfly said...

Absolutely enchanting... these tiny albums are simply exquisite! And what a joy to encourage others to fly as high as you do... beautiful post to read!
Alison xx

Daniele said...

awww these are so sweet, i have yet to make one but I'm feeling inspired
hugs

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous Brenda, you have inspired me to find the dominoes I have.... somewhere!
Thank you for joining us at MMM
Suzi B xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful domino book Brenda, I love the browns and green, perfect for the nature inspired images. Love the tree and leaf embellishment, perfect to coordinate with your images. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

inkypinkycraft said...

What gorgeous books, so delicate and full of such beauty! Hugs trace x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda, wow, the colours are so definitely nature inspired! There is so much to love in this project, and the charms are a great finish. Only 3 hours??? You all must have been totally absorbed in this project. They all look fantastic.
Dot x

Margreet said...

I'm speachless Brenda....so sorry I live too far away to be able to follow your classes!
xxx Margreet

Von said...

Fabulous work Brenda :)
Von ♥

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Brenda, these are stunning!!!! Absolutely fabulous! I so wished I could attend a class with you! They are totally inspiring!

Candy C said...

Brenda....this is beyond beautiful! I love your domino book! Each page is so perfectly done. I love each and every stamp that you've used...so dainty and perfectly placed. I also love the little words that you've included on each page. The cover of your book and the embellishments are gorgeous! Such a work of art! Thanks for sharing this extremely beautiful domino book with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Netty said...

Terrific domino book Brenda and loving the nature theme. Your class did so well and produced great results, hugs Annette x

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely project, Brenda! So many details and little bits. Sounds like you and the girls had a wonderful time.
Joyce xx

Terry said...

Love that! Just wrote a comment and blogger ate it!!! Brenda, I will be adding this to my list of projects to do! Your domino book is so elaborate and stunning and you taught your students well! Gorgeous! Hugs!

Fandhmum said...

Hi Brenda, what a stunning creation, as always.
I think your ladies did a great job, I can't believe they managed that in the time scale - clearly talented ladies and a talented teacher.
Thanks for playing at Make My Monday this week,
Rosie x

Dagmar said...

wow - amazing - these are great works of art, all in the mini format. All are terrific!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Your students must have been thrilled, Brenda. This is absolutely stunning. Each panel requires attention to spy all your details from the stamping to the Gelli background. Love it!

Karin said...

wow these look stunning!!

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful little domino book Brenda.
Gorgeous images and colour.
Congrats to the ladies on producing sch beautiful projects.
Avril xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT Brenda. What a great and beautiful work. Brilliant.
lovely greet
Marja

catherine said...

This project just looks so fantastic Brenda and great work done in the pics from the class. Would love to do something like this!!
x catherine

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful work! You have taken your ladies to such a high level of achievement! You and they should be very proud,

Lucy x

Meggymay said...

Awesome domino book Brenda, love what your class made as well.
Yvonne

trisha too said...

So pretty, and so SPRING--wonderful, Brenda. Your inky dominoes look just like marble, too, a really nice effect.

:)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning, I love the colours and images you have used
Lindsay xx

2amscrapper said...

great project and samples! love the color palette.

Anita Houston said...

EXCEPTIONAL!!! Love the domino covers and birds and all the pages as well! What an amazing design and fabulous embellishment! Thanks for soaring with us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

debby4000 said...

WOW this is amazing and gorgeous too. Your class did an pretty amazing job too.
luv
Debby

Buttons said...

Oh WOW! Brenda, these are amazing and I can't believe they were created in 3 hours! Magnificent work guided by a superb teacher (who probably spent a little more than 3 hours getting it all together in the first place!) A massive round of applause for these. Hugs, Jenny x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Oh my! Such a thing of beauty x

Shirley Chillman said...

Oooo Brenda wish I had been at this class it looks amazing.

Hugs Shirley x x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The book brings together such a beautiful collection of nature inspired stamps.
Gorgeous.
Wishes
Lynne

Monique said...

Wow, these are beautifull and adorable.It is indeed a little treasure.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Brenda I'm missing words - such a fantastic project.

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo! Totally wow! :) Kim

Jennie Atkinson said...

Just an adorable project!

Gina said...

OMG! OMG! OMG!....just received a book like this as a gift and couldn't believe how beautiful they are....and now to see yours!!!!! Swooning with delight!!! :D XXX

Martina2801 said...

BRENDA!! My jaw dropped, when I saw this Domino-book at Facebook. This is so beautiful. I am speechless ..... my respect!
I wish you a nice weekend.
Hugs MARTINA

Lynn Stevens said...

Brenda what an awesome Domino book and the gals must have had a blast taking your class. No doubt they learned a ton of information with your experience!
Hugs Lynn.

Suzanne C said...

Fantabulous! They are gorgeous each mini page is a work o fart! Love the alcohol ink on the domino! Stunning. Glad you joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Chris Warner said...

Stunning Bren, such a clever idea too. Chris xxx

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the concept and all the little details!

The images and the inspirational words are just great.

Juls said...

Stunning project, all the people in your class are very lucky!! Hugs Juls xxx

Cazro said...

Stunning creations, your class did you proud too. Amazing result. Thanks for sharing this astounding project with us at MMM. Caz. DT

Fliss said...

Wow! Totally awesome creation Brenda. It looks just amazing as do your class ladies versions too.
Thanks so much for joining my MMM DIY background challenge and sorry for the somewhat late comment!
Fliss xx

toni said...

Just popped over after following Trace's link i love your gorgeous domino book I bet that was a fab class x