Friday, August 17, 2012

Third Coast Creative Coterie Challenge!

Uh-oh Domino! That's right, Third Coast Creative Coterie Challenge Blog is holding an Altered Domino challenge! Leigh, who is in charge of the Challenge Blog, is also known as the Sharpie Domino Queen, so it's only fitting that she challenged us to use our Third Coast stamps to create altered dominos! You should participate for a chance to win a fabulous prize!!!

These are the dominos that were part of my Fubar run last week. I had initially stamped with Adirondack ink, heat set, then colored them with Prismacolor markers. I heat set them again. Then when I went to test them, the ink got all smeared. Bummer. So I put them aside and called the project a failure.

The next day, I decided that I would stamp on cardstock, color with my beloved Copics, then adhere them to the domino, heat emboss, the coat with Glossy Accents. But being a frugal me, I thought that I should recycle the Fubarred dominos by cleaning them off with rubbing alcohol.

I was shocked and delighted to see that the smears disappeared with some of the ink, leaving subdued pastel images behind. Here they are!

Eastern Dancer (VB-123-C) from Third Coast's Early Spring 07 supplement

Wise Old Wizard Small (DT-114-D) from Third Coast's Early Spring 07 supplement

Chile Ristra (AP-184-G) from Third Coast's Summer '05 supplement.

Once I saw that these were so cool, I went ahead and altered an additional three dominos using the same stamps as above. I'll share those next week!

Meanwhile, go hop on over to the Third Coast Creative Coterie Challenge Blog and see what the other gals have created.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. I love how something seems to go wrong, but it ends up being a creative opportunity! These are so cool, Kathi! I love the muted antique look to them! :^) Looking forward to seeing the rest of them. :^)
    I know what you mean about spending time online--I am an addict. Besides, I need to go see everyone's goodies! (Now that didn't come out right, did it?)

  2. Wow, these look fabulous Kathi!! Definitely not a fubar anymore - so vintage and pretty :)
    Havn't tried dominos before - may have to look out for some while I'm out junking....

  3. Whoa how cool! Love the concept!