Monday, March 14, 2011

A Fairytale Gazebo


When I saw one of the previews for Lauren Meader's March release for My Time Made Easy I was blown away by her 3D birdcage (available HERE) - it got my creative juices flowing! I bought the cut file the day it was released and cut out the pieces with my craft robo (silhouette) - and then they sat there!!! I knew what I wanted to do but needed to figure out HOW! I was inspired to create something for this month's Copic Oz Challenge - A Little Magic. I wanted to create a scene INSIDE the cage. I tried to add in a door that would open but the thick bars cut off too much of the view - so I decided to cut off the bars from the front piece entirely - thus creating a gazebo for my fairy scene. I've embossed the base and top bars for some extra interest.

I used Mo Manning's gorgeous fairy Summer Fairy Finna - available HERE. I printed her off twice - once in reverse. This way I could glue them back to back so the rear view would be Ok too. You can see her through the bars at the side in the photo on the left. I have been able to sit her up straight by attaching tabs between the two layers and then making a slit in the DP on the base to slide the tabs through and then I stuck them down.

Now you may be wondering what the little yellow flame shape at the front is - well I've popped a battery operated tealight up through the bottom and created a gazebo night light for a bit of ambience. The tealight base is hidden but easy to access to turn the switch on or off. The photo just doesn't do it justice as the light flickers like a flame and the glitter on Finna's wings shimmer.

This was such a fun project to do - and the birdcage was very easy to put together - especially as I didn't have to cut it out myself - LOL.

xXx

41 comments:

Sue said...

OMG Debbie this is stunning, you never cease to amaze. Love it!
hugs
Sue xo

cebelica said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Debra said...

I dont think any comment I leave will give this the right amount of praise your 3D creation deserves. All I can say Debbie is that this is just Drop Dead Stunning, what a fabulous creative crafter you are,Im in awe....xxxx

Philippa said...

Wow, wow, wow this is so amazing. I think I will be getting this. I love the little tea light. Very clever.

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, OMG I totally agree with Debra, your Gazebo is amazing, it has taken my breath away. You are so creative and so very talented. Just love everything about it. Have a great week gorgeous girl, hugs Jodie from Oz xx

Sharon said...

Just too wonderful for words!!!! This is so beautiful Debbie - I love it!

Sharon x

Dena said...

OMG!!!!!! See those exclamations?!!! I LOVE THIS! Debbie, what an amazing job you did with this. The details are so very stunning like adding the little light, ahhhh love it! Making the image viewable from front and back.....perfecto. What a treasured item!!!
Have a wonderful day girlie! Thanks for inspiring!
Dena

Renkata said...

Such a magical creation.
Fantastic idea Debbie.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Super fabulous Debbie!! ~jeni :)

paola said...

STUNNING!!! i am not a big fan of the birdcages out there lately, but i just LOVE what you have done with yours, seems you have changed my mind somewhat about birdcages with this absolutely adorable idea, GORGEOUS!
smiles
Paola

Chrissy said...

Totally stunning.When you click to enlarge you can see the fairy's wings sparkling, just beautiful.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Cassie_lu said...

this looks so amzing and the details are beautiful. love the little campifre you gave her too.

Lynda said...

Lordy Debbie girl...you have certainly done it again. I am lost for superlatives to describe this effort. When you get inspired....STAND BACK!! There are so many fine touches and printing her in reverse too....did you forget ANYTHING??? I think I will just ogle at her some more and know the admiration for you is flowing freely. ooxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

OH WOW Debbie this is jawdroppingly AMAZING. Im lost for words
love
Debbei xxx

Amy Ackley said...

Your birdcage and fairy is absolutely beautiful. I just love the way you put one of those little lights in it. Wonderful Idea and great job on the whole thing. Have a wonderful day.

Amy

BlackBird said...

Absolutely stunning!

Elaine L. said...

Beautiful, Debbie!

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh wow Debbie. This is just stunning. You have put so much effort into creating such a gorgeous masterpiece. Hugs xo Jackie

Butternutsage said...

oh this is so cute and right up my alley!!! Love what you did with it...hugs!

Jak Heath said...

outstanding! fabulous, superb, can you tell I love it?

Marlene said...

How adorable! Fantastic...make that CRAFTASTIC project!

Eulanda said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR OMG!! This is absolutely FABULOUS! I love the idea of the light in there and oooh did you ever help with inspiration with my project for the Magnolia competition. Wozers this is stunning. Great job my friend!

Tracy said...

Ohh this is so beautiful.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I am totally GOBSMACKED! Man! You sure know how to think outside the square, Debbie! Do you ever run out of new and original ideas??? Hugs xxaxx

Liam said...

This is just simply stunning Debbie. Love what you have created here. it looks amazing.

Liam

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning.
luv
Debby

Jane said...

Oh Debbie!!! Oh this is breathtaking! So beautiful and delicate and I just cant think of words fit to describe it's beauty!!! I hope I can find time to try this! hugs, Jane x

Latinacreativa said...

EGAD! Whatever that means?? WOW! I'm in awe. LOVE IT!

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Debbie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Camilla said...

Wow this is just amazing Debbie! I love your project♥
Really special and beautiful!!
Hugs, Camilla

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is amazing Debbie!! gorgeous details. amazing project. love love it!

Christine Henderson said...

An amazing work of art Debbie...you are just brilliant! xo

Cheryl said...

OMG WOW this is SPECTACULAR and detailed to perfection......how clever to add the little flame!!!
xx

Angela said...

Debbie, you have blown me away!!!!!!!!!!! And all I can say is WOW,WOW and hold on one more WOW!!! This is nothing short of STUNNING!
Hugs:)
Angela

Sammi said...

Oh wow! This is stunning!! LOVELY piece of art!! I'm glad you worked out what to do! tee hee!
Sorry I have not been about much!
(hugs)
Sammi
xxx

Annette Bowes said...

STUNNING DEBBIE!! You are far to talented lol! This is AMAZING! Love all your beautiful detail, take careX:)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

I don't even know where to start with this incredible creation!!! Stunning and Magical!!!! Thank you so much for playing the CopicOz Challenge!!!

Kylie said...

Holey smoke! How did I miss this? This is freakin' awesome Deb. Love all your details and your colouring of the gorgeous fairy is beautiful. Love it.

Hugs Brown, xo

Alison said...

Oh WOW, this is absolutely stunning. The work that would have gone into this creation - WOW (I know you didn't have to cut out the birdcage, but still). It looks absolutely amazing lit up with the little tealight - the perfect setting for a little fairy gazebo.
xox

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

SAY WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!

What in the world have you done my bestestest friend in the world (blink blink)!!!!I was scrolling down to see what i've missed and then BAM! my jaw dropped hard to the floor before I fell off my chair.

OH MAN!!!!!!!!! this is truly gorgeous work.What a perfect image sitting in there so pretty.Well done my friend,WOW!!!!Ruby♥

Scrap Goodies said...

Congrats! You deserve 1st place! your creation is beyond magical & inspiring! Great work!