My Lovely Friends,

Saturday, 26 November 2011

BG project and Tree tutorial

over at Basic Grey our challenge this week is too use
 things from around the house
of course still use a BG product too,

this is again a long post so you may want a brew first lol,

I have used Basic Grey Wisteria papers,
 A Birdhouse and a MDF piece of shelving

all my images have been coloured with copics, cut out and fixed using an L shape made out of acetate,

This picture hasn't got the sun on it and hasn't got the added ribbon on the base too lol,

The roof is made using  a Magnolia Doo Hickey doily lace die which I have cut several times then staggered the layers so the design didn't all line up in the same place,
the window frames are cut using a Nestie die, then I have cut out a square inside for the window this has acetate behind and some lace  for curtains lol, both sides are done the same,

the front door is made again using a different nestie then cutting an oblong out the middle, I then cut a same size oblong out of contrast paper for the door, I have attached a Tim Holtz Ideology fastener too  for the door handle, I cut out the oblong from the frame as I wanted the door to look inset into the frame and if I had just stuck paper on top that wouldn't have happened lol,
the snow icicles on the roof are are made using a Martha Stewart punch,

Tree tutorial
my tree is made up using a Tim Holtz alterations pine tree die which I have cut out of card stock 4 times, two with the card the front facing up and two on the other side, if your card stock is the same on both sides you don't need to do this

here  is my 4 cut out trees and now I want to score them in the middle, I use my scor- pal,

Line up your trees at the top of one of the lines on your scor board and score carefully down the tree, try to get your score lines on all your pieces roughly in the same place, make sure the face side of  your card stock is facing you, as picture,

Now fold the trees along the scored line to look like these above, take your time,

Stick two of the trees together on one scored side with a wet glue so you can position the edges together as near as possible before it dries, leave to dry properly do the same with the other two pieces as shown,

Whe dry adhere the two tree halves together to form a 3D tree, again leave to dry,

on this one I have used another time to follow later, I have shortened the base a little too,

You can now dress this up as much or as little as you want, I lightly coated my tree with white acrylic paint, let it dry then  sprayed my tree with perfect pearls mist and added lots of glamour dust,
the  garland on the  tree is made using some beads from stash, threaded onto some white stretchy stuff used for jewellery making, sorry have lost what it's called lol,
I have used tiny amounts of  Diamond glaze to set the beads in place,

You follow the same steps for the Tim Holtz Alterations  Holiday Lamppost as the trees,
decorate as desired,
I edged  my lamppost edges with vintage photo distress ink and the same perfect pearls and Glamour Dust ,
to finish I covered my MDF shelf piece with the same perfect pearls mist and added loads of Pin Flair ice Diamond glitter,

PHEW! Still with me 

Maggie Lovers ~ Christmas themed  Project
Timbroscrapmania ~ three dimensional
Magnolia Mania ~ A Present
Paper take weekly ~ Christmas crackers / christmas faves
Ladybugs crafts ~ Winter blues/ Frosty
Stamping scrapping ~ Christmas Holidays
Oldie but a goodie ~ Let it snow
Magnolia_Licious ~ Photo Inspiration / Christmas
Magnolia-liciousHighlites ~ photo inspiration / christmas
Little red wagon ~ Christmas themed
Crafts 4 eternity ~ Christmas decorations
Simply Create ~ All about Christmas
Fun with shapes and more ~ Cold as Ice
Stampavie and More ~ Anything but square, sorry if this doesn't count
2 Sisters challenge ~ Holidays
Craft your days away ~ buttons or bows
Crazy 4 challenges ~ Snow
Sweet Stampin challenge ~ Punches and dies
Totally Gorjuss ~ sparkle
Our creative corner ~ trees/ pine trees

well I hope you will join us, and have enjoyed my tutorial,
have fun!
back tomorrow with my Addicted to stamps creation,

ps: I have candy if your interested


Miss Emerald said...

Wow! Liz, this is a fantastic project! Everything is so wonderful - the house, the lantern, the tree, girl! Beauty! Leave me breathless!

Raffa said...


Maria Therese said...

This is gorgeous ♥

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Wow this is incredible ! Super tutorial too ! I love the trees would make super decorations too ! Thanks Kitty ;0)

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just fantastic ,gosh you really are the queen of dimension hun,this is just amazing,hugs cherylxx

Lizzie said...

Wow !!! This is brilliant !!! Thanks for joining as C4E this week.

Kim said...

WOW! What a stunning creation. So much work must have gone in to that. Just gorgeous.

Hugs Kim

Christa said...

Hi Liz , what a great project !! It looks amazing.... A very big compliment !! And good luck with all the challenges ; I am sure you will win some.... Christa.

Mau xx said...

This is absolutely Gorgeous Liz, what a wonderful Christmas decoration. Love all the detail on it, what a lot of effort you have put into it. Thanks for sharing xxxxx Mau

arjette said...

Woowww Liz, what an awesome project, it looks soooo beautiful!!
Have a great weekend!!

gr. arjette.

Fluffles said...

Oh my, this is so sweet!!! Just love what you've made, & so much work & attention to detail! Thank you so much for joining us at OBAG, please come back soon so we can see more of your great work, Jx

Marlies said...

Wauw Liz this is so gorgeous!! You are realy the best at creating sceneries!! I love all of it! Great piece of work!! hugs, Marlies

CraftyLoops said...

Liz this is incredible. Wow! Its really beautiful and a great tutorial also. Lee x

Lorraine said...

Wow, what a beautiful creation! Your coloring and all of the detailing is gorgeous!

helloholley said...

AMAZING!!!! This is just gorgeous!!!! I love ,love love it
!!!!!;) Thanks for playing along with us at SSCB!!!! ;)

Babette said...

What a gorgeous bird house, really beautiful job.

Jenny said...

A gorgeous project. Thanks for the tips.
Thanks for joining EAC.

Jenny said...

A gorgeous project. Thanks for the tips.
Thanks for joining EAC.

Janette said...

Hi Liz, Here's me thinking how clever I am and you do this....not on ya, it's fabulous, you clever girl you are, I just love it, it's fabulous.....and it's still windy here, so whats that all about, is it cos I'm nearer the sea....oh I dread to

yvon said...

Wow Liz,
What a beautiful creation. You allways come up with these gorgeous idea's. It's realy stunning.
Big hugs, Yvon

coops said...

wow this is fantastic liz.i love your stunning winter scene,amazing details and design :D

xx coops xx

Marjo said...

Gorgeous 3D project. Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

xoxo Marjo

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Liz fabulous tutorial must have a go, and no the air brush uses less ink cannot believe you are not addicted to it! adore this piece of work so much time and work has gone in to it, stunning, off to link up to your candy
Hugs Kate xx

Teresa said...

Just seen this on another blog and thought it must be yours, it's fantastic! What do you do with all your wonderful 3D projects Liz? is ther a lucky little girl who gets to play with them :o)
or is it you...and in which case can I come and play lol
hugs Teresa xx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Wow Liz this is a stunning creation I love it. Great tutorial too.

Thank you for joining in our button or bow challenge over at Craft Your Days Away this fortnight.

Hugs Sarahxx

Pamela said...

Oh WOW Liz, that is stunning. Beautiful work. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

D K Crafts said...

Hi Liz. Absolutely stunning. Love the scene and detail. Cute images too. Thanks for the tutorial and good luck with all your challenges. Donna

Tracey Manderson said...

This is amazing, you are so clever. Thanks for joining us at The Maggie Lovers

Henny said...

What a nice project Liz. Super creativ and fun to make I think.

Greetings Henny.

Becky said...

wow, what can I say..this is fabulous and a great tutorial.
Becky x

Angie said...

Fabulous Christmas scene, i can imagine you had great fun making this it's stunning. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

Julie M said...

Wow, Liz - your work gets more spectacular all the time - this is amazing, so much to look at, and thanks for the step by step pics too.

Julie x

pinky said...

Thats just adorable! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Sarah said...

Hi Liz, my goodness that must've taken you hours! What a perfect result though, it's just gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin this week. Sarah

Purple mad Alison said...

Wow, this must have taken you ages, it's brilliant. Thanks for sharing with us :) Think I'll be here all night looking at your fabulous blog. Hugs Alison x x

Julie said...

Liz - wow, wow, wow!! I'm speechless now - this is out of this world!! Stunning in every detail and some fabulous ideas Hugs, Juliexx

Wedgie said...

WOW! What an amazing project, its gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Stressed Stamper said...

wow - what a project - fantastic
Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week
Good Luck
Sarah x

Julie said...

My goodness,what a work of art,amazing project! thanks for being blue with the Ladybugs,Have a great week,Julie.x

MIE(Mieko) said...

Gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Hugs Mieko xx

DesignerDiva said...

Stunning as ever from you Liz and another great tutorial!

Thanks for joining in the Winter Blues at LCI this week and good luck with the challenge and also Oldie But A Goodie
Laurie xx

Francesca said...

Great creation,

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge and good luck!


Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... this is absolutely amazing ... a truly fabulous Christmas project!
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!!

sara said...

wow amazing creation what a fantastic idea thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
hugs sara x

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous and amazing 3D project. Thanks so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Color Challenge :-)

Holly Kean said...

How fun! I love how you made the lamp posts and trees 3 dimensional in a very easy way. Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Gaynor said...

Wow, what an amaaazing project, I like this a lot, just gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Scrapaddict said...

Amazing! Thanks for playing Simply Create Too!

Anne H. said...

WOW - this is amazing!
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.

MauMau88 said...

Wow, your project is so wonderful!

Magnolia Mania Challenge

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG!!!! Liz, this is one AMAZING project!!! You put a TON of work into this and it shows every second of it, too! Absolutely fan-freakin'-tastic!!!!!!!
hugs, Sharon

michele said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Ash said...

Absolutely amazing, that's awesome!! Thanks for joining us aT Maggie lovers hugz ashlee

craftymum said...

A great "sparkle " project. thank you for joining bus at TG this week

p.s. I have blog candy on my blog to old and new followers and Hotshot crafts have launched their first challenge today

Wendy J. said...

I very much enjoyed your tutorial and your project, Liz! This is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!

Giò said...

WOW!!!! My dear Liz... this is just stunning!!! Fantastic work and thanks for the helpful tutorial.
Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge too!! It's a pleasure to have you with us.
Hugs, Giò

Nicoletta said...

Wonderful , fantastic, lovely!
thanks for joining us at TSM challenge! Hugs

Tanjas-Kreativstueble said...


thanks so much for entering at mmc


Rosanne said...

How cute is that! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!