Friday, 24 September 2010

Lots to Do- Alter it

This is my entry for this weeks challenge at Lots to Do which is 'Alter it'.

I first saw these Dominoe books over at Ink stains with Roni although the one Roni made was far superior to mine.

As many of you know, if you visit here regularly, I often make a scrapbook page to mark the anniversary of my Dads death, or his birthday, Fathers day, and Christmas etc.
Its my way of still giving him something for those occasions where I no longer can.

Well when I saw Roni's dominoe book it gave me an idea. If I made a dominoe book with things in it that reminded me of him , at least this size would be perfect to carry around in my handbag. As try as I might 12 x12 scrapbooks are not the easiest of items to just carry around for the sake of it.

Well I loved my little book so much and I thought it was about time to make one similar for my daughter Hannah to remember her Dad in the same way.

My cousin Tom came to the rescue and drilled in the holes , then i used alchol inks to colour down the dominoe.

I used tiny rubber stamps and litle bits and bobs to decorate the card inside , then threaded some twine through it and atached two metal charms on the end of the tine to stop it from slipping back through the holes.

So both myself and my daughter have one now, Ive added the photos of the two of them together. I must experiment more with alchol inks and dominoes as they go well together.

Thanks for stopping by my blog , hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Susan said...

Oh I have never seen little books made with dominoes. These are so lovely! And what a beautiful way to remember your Dad, Jaqi. I can see how handy these would be to carry around. They would be great as little brag books for a new Mum too, wouldn't they. I have a drill. I wonder if I can find me some dominoes? Hmmmm now I am thinking! Lol! XX

crafty creations said...

Wow Jaqi love what you vae created with just a few dominoes and a splash of ink !!! Fantastic little books to carry round - I've made one too for a swap a little while back and love it

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Zoechaos said...

Wondered what you would do with this weeks challege and love these little dominoe books. Wonderful memory treasures to keep with you both at all times fabulous. xx Zoe

mommabear said...

Fabulous book and brill idea I just love it I must get me some dominos

Ellen said...

oh a long time ago since I saw and made a minibook like that, such fun and a great idea to give one to your daughter too

bcriminger said...

Very cute! This is such a great idea!

Von said...

I did wonder as well and what you have come up with and is just gorgious :) I have seen them on a few blogs, another thing to add to my want to do list.
Well done Jaqi a perfect treasure
Von x

Linda said...

What a lovely idea Jaqi! These are just perfect to carry around....and so special.
Linda x

Neet said...

How funny you did a domino book - I have just been completing one for a swap I am in.
This is gorgeous - love the method for tying it up, but most of all the reason you have done it.

Sue said...

What a fab idea Jaqi, a great book to carry around with you. Where would we be without alcohol ink lol x

Kalyber said...

beautiful mini books.

This is brilliant , i love it !