And that`s what I`ve done..I`ve had fun:) Normally I can throw away my colorings because I`m not happy about it, but this time I didnt throw anything away, I just colored away, all in one go, and just enjoyed myself.
This is an idea that came to me earlier in this competition, it started out as a card, but it escalated somehow. This was the perfect moment to get started with it. It`s all thanks to this competition and the skills I`ve learned through the summer. I`ve used my blender, yellow, colored a background, masking and cutting out stamps, and the supercool airbrushing. I just love making my own patterned paper also. I`ve had heaps of fun this last round..so I want to thank you all so much at CMN for making this competition. And now for my project. I`m sorry but there will be lots of pictures and text:)
Here is my card, that grew into a carouselbook, my creative fairytale. It`s a gift for my two lovely girls:) The idea behind this book is to create our own fairytale based on the scene we`re looking at. The whole book will contain four scenes. I only had time to make two for this competition.
Frontpage. I think I`ve included most things girls like. Flower, pearls, glitter, butterflies, some swarovski bling, ribbons and all in bright cheery colors. The yellow backgroundpaper I made myself. I did the same as last round. First I embossed, this time with white UTEE, then airbrushed with two different yellows, used blender to remove color from embossing. At last I used some white dabber on the edges to soften them abit. The text says "once upon a time" in norwegian, and it got some diamond stickles on. The pink circle is airbrushed with the circledie still on. The scallop behind + the butterflies also got airbrushed, but with three different colors, I really liked the result of that:)
The fairyscene. It doesnt show well on the picture but this is a 3d-scene with three layers. I`ll show more pictures of it later. Every girly fairytalebook needs a fairy. I`ve made it look as if you`re looking in on the fairy between some big old trees. The castle is colored quite dark, and also the clouds. Maybe it`s a happy fairy waiting for her fairyprince, or maybe there`s this evil witch in the castle. I`m looking forward to hearing what my girls say:)
Mermaids, every girl love them. My biggest girl came over to look when I was coloring(she`s just seen part of this, not the whole scene), and she was like: ooh this is so pretty, what colors are they gonna get? So I asked what she thought, and she said the seahorse should be pink. And so I made it pink:) All the shells and corals on the front layer got a thick layer of glossy accents, doesnt show that well in the picture.
Here you can see the book standing open. There is room for two more scenes and I already have some ideas for them. The front of the scene is 8" long x 5.5" high.
The back of the book is decorated with bright papers from Echo Park. I`ve made little pockets with tags in them. They are to be used to write down name of our characters, what the plot is and so on.
The tags, I made six, with three different designs. They are cut out with a Lifestyle Crafts die. I colored the stamps (Inkido-Stars+ Border, Stempelglede-Vintage Garden) with different copics, then sprayed blender on the tag, and stamped. The ribbon is also colored with copic.
The back of the book, I kept it quite simple. Paper from Echo Park. The letters are cut out with my cricut, and I colored them with copic in three different colors, and then I put lots of glossy accent on them to make them pop. The text says "the end" in norwegian.
And now if you like, even more pictures:) I took some before I put the scenes together. Every scene consist as said of three layers..here are the back and middlepart with some explanation to what I did.
Size: 5.5" x 11". This is two stamps, that after some editing, is merged together.
Size: 9" long. This is four stamps put together. This took some time cutting out! I used my scalpel to cut out every little thing on this scene. I added diamond stickles to her wings, and star dust stickles on her hands, and she`s blowing it on the mushrooms. They all got some white spots using copic opaque white. And if you look closely you can see I`ve used liquid pearls on the fairydress, hair and the flowers, buttercup and lavender lace.
Size: 5.5" x 11". I masked the castle and ship before I colored the background. The background is part airbrushed and part done by hand. I airbrushed some big blue streakes downwards, and some lighter blue. Then I went over by hand to make the streaks more pronounced. I used the blender to make bubbles in the water. The two red fish are lunar tails. I saw them when I was scubadiving in the red sea in Egypt. They were so lovely with their yellow fins and the rest all red. Couldnt resist putting them in:)
Size: 9" long. Also a lot of work cutting out with my scalpel. I just love the flowing hair of that mermaid. She`s also gotten some diamond stickles on her. The pearls in her shell I added after I took this picure. I`ve dotted some opaque white in the cheeks.
And at last..the cute little seahorse doing his dance for the mermaid:)
All the digistamps are from Make It Crafty. I`ve used open office and paint to merge and edit the stamps together. I also used my copic mulitliner to fill in some spots myself. It`s all printed on X-press it blending card. The size of the book is 5.5" x 5.5".
Name of stamps used:
Fairyscene: -enchanted castle -in the woods -big tree -fern log -forest flower -toadstool garden -Vixie
Mermaidscene: -coral border -shipwreck -mermaid castle -Siren of pearls -cute seahorse -underwater elements
These are the copics I`ve used:
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R20, BV00
Dress/hair: Y000, 11, 13, 21, 35 + blender.
Trees: E02, 25, 29, 30, 33, 35, 49, Black100, G20, YG61, 63, 67, 99
Rainbow: R35, 22, YR16, 12, Y35, 21, G24, 20, B24, 21, V28, 25, 22, V17, 15, 12
Sky: BG0000, 000
Mushroom: R20, 22, 35, 37, 59
Grass: G40, 43, 46, 94, 99
Road: E41, 42, 43, 44
Flowers: B21, 24, 26, 37, V000, 09, 12, 15, 17
Castle: T1, 3, 6, 9, then I changed my mind and on top of that added: W0, 2, 4, 5, 7
Rock underneath castle: E70, 71, 74, 77, 79
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, 13, BV00, R20
Hair: E25, 33, 37, 50, 51, 53
Mermaid: RV29, YR0000, 00, 12, 14, 18
Castle: E25, 35, 50, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, W2
Boat: E43, 44, 47, 49, T6, Black100
Sand: E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47
Ocean: B0000, 00, 02, BG000, 01, 02, 10, 13, 23, 70
Cute seahorse: RV13, 14, 29, 42, R00
Fish: R24, 39, 46, Y13
Corals/algea/seaweed/shells: YG11, 13, 17, 61, 63, 67, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, G20, 24, 28, 40, 46, BG34, BV00, RV13, 14, 42, R00, Y000, 11, 13, 35, 38, RV29, YR0000, 00, 12, 14, 18, E02, 30, 33, 35
Tags: R46, 85, Y38, YG67
Letters on the back: YR16, RV13, Y35
Front of the book: R83, 85, YR00, 16, Y17, 13
I wish you all a very nice saturday evening. Big hugs to you all:)