Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More Basic Grey!

Wow! It's interesting to see all of your favorites! I've not thought about it, but I don't think I can pick a favorite either! Let's see... Mellow was one of my favorites, Bittersweet, Figgy Pudding, Sultry, Lily Kate, Lemonade, Green At Heart... okay, I'll stop there! I think it's safe to say that we've all loved Basic Grey for quite some time!

Let's see some more Basic Grey projects!

Here is a gazebo my mom decorated using Basic Grey Porcelain, Kioshi and Green At Heart!

My mom found this gazebo in the clearance section of a craft store and decided to cover it with some great spring BG papers! The bird on the top was cut with a Sizzix die and glitter paper. I know I keep saying this, but I absolutely love how all of Basic Grey's collections match so well with each other! It makes them so versatile!

Here is a plant box I decorated using the Basic Grey Green At Heart collection, some Prima Bling, leaves and buttons from my stash!

The planter was originally white and I painted it green. I used a Sizzix die to cut the flowers and layered them together with foam tape. I curled the petals under a little with a pencil for added dimension before layering. Then I added some bling with Stickles! The stem, butterflies and photo corners are from the Green At Heart Element Stickers. I think I'm going to add a plant and use this as a Mother's Day gift! Shhh... don't tell my mother-in-law!

What is the most outrageous thing you've decorated or created with Basic Grey? Be honest! I want to see how crazy you get with crafting! Leave a comment below! You'll be entered into a drawing for:

Basic Grey Marrakech 6x6 Paper Pad, Olio Rub-Ons; Basic Grey Two Scoops Alphabet Stickers; Basic Grey Cupcake Glazed Brads; Basic Grey Bling It Rhinestones - Ladybug (Sky).

Don't forget to sign up for yesterday's post if you haven't done so already! Yes, you can sign up everyday! Winners will be announced Monday, May 3. Good luck!


  1. Well, I have to admit I haven't done anything "crazy" with Basic Grey. But I have used papers, stickers and diecuts on my birdhouses. I don't like to just paint them and hang them. I use patterned papers, rubons, chipboard...then I just spray them to death with a polyurathane coating. It usually takes 2-3 coats before I am comfortable hanging them outside in the elements. The birds seem to like

  2. Oh my gosh, these projects are amazing!!!!
    What a find was that gazebo and it looks so cool covered like that, what a great idea! And the planter is wonderful too...
    Makes me wonder why I haven't be altering anything I can get my hands on! LOL!
    Thanks for sharing these projects!

  3. I am loving the planter!! It looks amazing!! ( as I am casing my house for items to alter lol)
    And the gazebo is awesome!! Mom did a teriffic job on altering this! I too love how all the BG papers work so well with each other!

  4. I don't think I've ever used Basic Grey to decorate something outrageous. But as I am sitting here thinking about that question, I have to say it is making me think of all kinds of things that could be done. I love questions like this - questions not easily answerable that generate lots of creativity.

    I love the gazebo above. That is so cute!

  5. Nothing too crazy. Just some paperbag mini-albums or chip board albums. I love using basic grey papers because they coordinate so well with each other and I love the designs on them. I love the birdhouse!