Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Shells Storybook card.

General card Instructions: This is based on a star card, front, back and five double pages with a fairy story running throughout. Star card- white layer 10cm by 20cm x5, blue layer 10cm by 19cm x5. Each layer is folded in half and 1 blue is glued at the edges to the white so there is gap between the folds, the 5 v's are stuck at the edges and about 1cm from the spine. Double mat 9cm by 9cm and 8cm by 8cm, ribbon is stuck under the bottom mat. Once upon a time is cut from gabs 1" slotted and stuck to the front, gems and ribbon to decorate.

Instructions Page 1: White pearl acrylic paint was used to make the clouds then outlined in silver gel pen. The main part of the book is from paper dolls. The border, 1.5" headwear-border in green the border is only stuck at the edges to add a third layer to the book. 3" dragon(knight-acc2) in green(lighter shade) dark green and pink chalk to add detail and dimension, fine line pen for the eye. 3" castle(acc 3 princes) in grey, shimmer chalk and fine line pens in brown and blue to add detail. 2.5"tag gabs attached to ribbon stuck to the inside blue layer, far far away in a caste guarded by a fierce dragon, done on the computer I used chiller font.

Instructions: page 2: Border 1.5" border-s tabs in green The princess, 3" doll body-s acc2, the dress was cut out twice card stock and vellum(lower part cut off) with flat pearls, shoes acc2, crown princes-s headwear in gold mirror paper with stick on gems, hair bride headwear in brown, necklace genie-s acc1 in gold mirror paper. Pink chalk on the cheeks, glitter gel pens for the eyes and lips. Frogs- princes acc2 and witch-s acc1. The tag reads- lived a beautiful princess, and her only friend’s two frogs!

Instructions: page 3: Border 1.5" border tabs in green. The knight, 3" body (pink chalk for the cheeks, blue gel pen for the eyes), hair in brown, the armor and helmet cut out in grey card with 3D gloss to make it shiny. The horse 3" knight-s acc2 in brown 2 shades, 1 for tail, hair and mane detail. Tag reads a brave knight heard of the lonely princess and came to rescue her.

Instructions: page 4: 3" knight as page 3 with lance knight-s headwear cut out in silver mirror card and grey for the handle. 3" dragon as page 1, the fire was cut out by hand in silver mirror card and coloured in with peel of pens in yellow, orange and red to look like fire, the end is folded to make a tab and stuck behind the muscle so it moves as the page opens. The tag reads He battled hard to slay the fierce fire breathing dragon!

Instructions: Page 5: 1.5 border headwear. 3" castle as page 1 Princess as page 2, flowers princes-s acc2 in pink with green gel pens for the stems and leaves. Prince, 3" body (pink chalk cheeks, gel pens for lips and eyes), brown hair, green tunic(prince-s), dark brown trousers(prince), pale brown boots(prince acc1), belt in brown and gold mirror paper(prince-s acc1), crown with gems (prince-s headwear) The tag reads The Knight freed the Princess, and they lived happily ever after. All characters and the castles are stuck to the border part so they stand off the blue

Instructions: The back cover: Mats as front, with ribbon underneath mats so the book can be tied, gabs the end in 1.5" slotted. With gems and ribbon detail. The book is now complete, to add a personal touch the name of a Knight or Princes can be added through the story.


~JulieH~ said...

Ruth your sisters book is fabulous! You are two very talented sisters!!

Happy New Year


Jen said...

RUE!!! This is so darling!! :o) Did you post this before? Seems like I've seen your book elsewhere... maybe on the message board?

FYI for those of us that don't use the metric system (we know who we are!)...

20Ccm = 7 7/8"
19cm = 7 31/64"
10cm = 3 15/16"

Oh brother! Just round it to the closest inch! The book is 4"x4" closed or 8"wide x 4"tall when open.

"Um Buggin" said...

Happy 2009 Ruth,

This is just too cute! What a wonderful creation for a child. I can see that being creativity runs in your family, your sister did an awesome job. BTW, I left you a little something on my blog, please check it out as you are very deserving of it. Chat soon!


Sally Bentham said...

What a wonderful little book. Will have to give this a try. Love your blog.