Friday, 1 May 2015

Progressive Challenge with Rick St Dennis

Good morning peeps
I hope the weather where you are is treating you better than in my corner of the world. We have seen several seasons in an hour lately let alone 4 seasons in one day. Weather ranging from warm sunshine all the way through to snow, rain and hailstones, and you should have heard the thunderclap Wednesday night! Oh my, I thought the roof was going to cave in! We are still here though, hanging on.
Enough of my prattle and on with the main reason for this post.

The first of every month sees the start of another episode to the Progressive Challenge being held over on the Sparkle and Glitter blog of Rick St Dennis. May is the start of a new 2 month stint where Anything Goes, as long as it has a Rick St Dennis image from either of the Zibbet or Etsy stores.
As part of Team A it's our turn to host the first installment.
My project uses the images Jocasta and Jarrod
Both coloured with promarkers then scanned into my computer so that I could shrink down to the size I needed them. ie about 2.5 x 1.5 cm. No way could I colour them that small without a microscope.
Why so small? To fit onto a couple of travel dominoes measuring 3 x 1.5cm.

 The dominoes were first covered with scraps of DP from prima "The Archivist" pad. Then the images, after fussy cutting out, applied with a touch of glossy accents before covering all with a good coat of glossy accents. Set aside and leave to dry.
Whilst they were put aside I could concentrate on the base.
A wooden watch shape frome Indigo Blu. Painted first with Decoart Black paint front and back. Then for the back, a layer of  Decoart "weathered wood" then dazzling metallic in copper.

The front was covered in more of that paper from Prima and ink distressed with brushed corduroy.
Some metal charms and chain attached with more glossy accents and those altered dominoes secured with yet more of this amazing multi purpose medium. A couple of pearls added to the dominoes - just because!

The chain that was used can also double up as a means of hanging this small decoration.

Thanks for stopping by.
Looking forward to seeing your projects over on the Sparkle and Glitter blog.

I'd like to enter this little whimsy into the challenge at
Dream in Darkness - Anything goes (as long as it's not cute)
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes


  1. Had to hop in here and take a closer look how you've done this piece. Just awesome!!! And to scan and print - awww I'm so needing a scanner too, :)

  2. What a super project Helen................great idea....wonderful.....

    Fiona H
    Facebook dT

  3. Helen, this is totally gorgeous! Love how you've shrunk down the images and applied them to the dominoes and WOW on the whole Steampunk theme. Great post on SNG, too, BTW. Love, love, LOVE! xxD

  4. OMG so cool!! (if I'm not to old to say that lol) I Love the little dominoes idea! Lynda DT sis xx

  5. Helen those images look like they have some hidden "schemes"? Such an awesome make! Love how you scanned to the size you needed I haven't figured that out yet! Love this so very much! And thank you so much for playing with us at Dream in Darkness this month and remember you can enter as many times as you like! Hugs~Nanette, CT

  6. That's something I needed to learn, too - colour before resizing is an option. I'm pretty much a digi virgin - hobbits aren't necessarily the most technologically advanced beings.

  7. This is wonderful! I love the vintage Steampunk theme! Ooooh I loved reading your post, so awesome, brilliant to color big and scan to fit the domino! Thanks for joining our playground at Dream in Darkness!~ CT~kim

  8. Love this everytime I see it, fabulous steampunky piece. Thank you so much for joining Dream In Darkness 1st challenge. hope to see you again ... and again ... and again... :=D

  9. Very well done, I just love it!