Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I am addicted to domino books

Like I really need an addiction right now with painting, and getting ready for the shows, bu,t I stopped over the weekend to take a break and make these 2 domino books. I found this very relaxing and fun.
Laura Carson of Artfully Musings has a great tutorial on accordion domino books and it is much easier than you think.
I made a template for the inside images so I could just print them out then take a small piece of card stock, place it over the image and then cut it so I would have even and exact measured images for the inside pages.
These 2 books are for a trade I am in to come and thought it would be a nice little added feature. I used alcohol inks, 2 sided card stock, images from the internet resized and some gold ric rac I had laying around waiting to be used. I probably will cut my ribbon down a bit since it is way too long now but I always like to have extra so you can make a nice bow on either side.
Well that is it. Today was a busy day and I accomplished a lot. Still no car but it must be ready soon, I can only hope.
Thanks for dropping by.
PS if the link for the tutorial doesn't work just take a peek down the RHS of Laura's blog and you will find the link there.


  1. LOL - Almost as addictive as matchboxes, aren't they Les?

  2. That is just darling! i love it!

  3. These domino books look fab Lesley!
    Thanks for sharing the link.

  4. This ones a beauty. I haven't tried one yet but this may spur me on !

  5. That is adorable Les.. they turned out so cool...

  6. wow, a teeny tiny little book. beautifully done.

  7. Super cute and I really must make one as I adore the tiny venue. I keep seeing them all over blogland. Blissful inspiration...

  8. It's beautiful Lesley! From memory I've only ever made one domino book but it didn't have as many folds inside. Thanks for the link to the tutorial, I'll go take a look.

    I like the long ribbon on yours, it gives it a more opulent feel xx

  9. Just adore your festive domino book Les!! The ric rac trim is a fab touch. I've got some dominoes in my craft stash somewhere and have never tried these before, I need to go and find them now LOL!! TFS
    Jan x

  10. Fabulous Vintage book.
    This will be so beautiful on display over the festivities.

  11. I think you've done a fab job. It is so cute and perfect for the holidays. Laura

  12. Lesley, Please email me, you;re a winner of the give-away.

  13. These are just fabulous Les... love how little they are and the gorgeous pics... so very sweet...

    Have a wonderful day...
    Jenny x

  14. I'm going through the same addiction! Hah and I have always avoided doing teenie wee little projects..I will check out Laura's tutorial. I have been using Wendy's at the Bella Creations blog.


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