Saturday 31 March 2012

Grimms' Brothers and two tales

Haunted Design House this week have challenged us to pick a tale from the collection that the brothers' Grimm collected and published and create something that depicted it. Pick just one tale from the 200+ ? That in itself was a challenge. The grimest have already been depicted by the minions and their artwork is so fantastic I had to choose something else. I also had to go with the images that I have, aarrgghhh.I finally came up with this.
It comes with two tales, because I needed something to fill the pages on the other side. A domino book. The base of the book is black core-dinations. I used a mixture of rubber and digi images.
"The Moon" story.
The domino here was coloured with alcohol inks and the partial image of a moon (with bat) and another bat were stamped using stazon on top of that. Then coated with glossy accents to protect.
The sides were polished with gold rub on paste

The story unfolds inside

The backgrounds were brayered and there are images from Lavinia stamps, Third Coast and Delicious Doodles. The entire story is there as well (font size 3) legible to read as well.

On the other side we have "The White Snake"

Here the image is from the 'net printed onto card. Coloured with promarkers and stuck onto the domino with glossy accents. a very thin film was applied over the image to ensure the colours did not bleed when a heavier coat was added. The edges given a lick of DI. A thicker coat of glossy accents then used to cover the image and before it had a chance to set, some little pearls were embedded to portray the white snake, including two little red gem eyes and the golden apple from the tree of life added to the branches.
More gold rubbing paste down the sides.

Again, the story is inside
  images from Smeared Ink and the 'net
 Images here from Delicious Doodles and Smeared Ink

The story is again there so it can be enjoyed.
Some 3mm ribbon attached to the dominos before sticking in to book, so that it can be tied up safely.

That's about it I think

I am entering this into the challenge over at
Haunted Design House - They set the challenge that caused this book to be made
Craft Us Crazy - Altered item - dominos
Divas By Design - Stamp Something
My Mum's Craft Shop - Stamp It. Use a rubber stamp - there are a few used here


  1. Absolutely amazing. I love this, thanks for playing along with Haunted Design House again xxx

  2. Okay, I'm TOTALLY blown AWAY by this! I to think there's sooo much detail and it's so SMALL! I just love anything miniature and this is frickin' FANTASTIC! Always love to see what you come up with. Thanks for joining us again. xxD

  3. wow Helen that domino book is so awesome, absolutely love it

  4. Just stunning! And it's all the size of a domino!?! Brilliant!
    So glad to that you played along this week at HDH!

  5. Helen,
    I totally love this! You have rocked this domino book out of the park! Wowzers really!! I'v always wanted to try one but IDK if I can work that small? Anyways my friend your awesome!

  6. wow that is an awesome domino book. love how you used so many images and stamps and have the entire story in that lil thing. Fabulous work

  7. This is totally stunning. I love all the images and colours and it just blows my mind. Awesome !! :-D xxxxxxxxxx

  8. Oh my word! This is amazing..............
    Fantastic work here. :)

    Thank you SO much for joining us at Craft Us Crazy for our challenge.
    Best of luck to you and we hope to see you again next time too!
    Lisa xx

  9. Wow what beautiful work thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  10. Absolutely amazing creation,
    Thanks for joining us this week at MMCS,
    Becky x

  11. Wow amazing crafty project x
    Thanks for playing along with us at My mums craft shop challenge & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  12. How did I miss this fantastic thing?! Congrats on being a Gruesome Twosome, you deserve it. The cover for the White Snake story is fantastic!