Friday, 26 March 2010

Paris Nights

A couple of weeks ago I got completely and utterly hooked on the beautiful 'Marie Antionette' style shoes. I spent hours trawling through blogs of people who made them and even managed to make a couple myself!

The first effort in pink you will have seen if you've been following my blog.... this one I made for Maureen (in case she wore out her shoes whilst wearing out the zip on her purse yesterday at the NEC! lol).

Some time back Maureen gave me some seriously strokable papers called 'Paris Nights'. I loved them and couldn't bear to use them.... until now! I only used two half sheets though.... the rest has gone back in the drawer to be taken out at regular intervals and gazed over!
The paper across the top of the shoe is a cream background with black flocked design. It feels very luxurious!! I used the co ordinating striped paper for the inside.
The ribbon is cream velvet and I added suitable amounts of bling in the form of black sequins and clear sparkly gems across the top of the shoe. Inside, I placed a small bundle of fabric, lace and pearls tied with a big cream organza bow. The tag is made out of the same flocked paper and i coloured a fabric flower with a black promarker, layered it with a cream one and attached it to the tag using a pearl brad.
I'm so glad Maureen liked it!
Over at 'The Character Cafe' this week, the challenge is 'anything but a card'.


Maureen said...

It is really beautiful and has pride of place next to an altered shoe last that Jan made me a couple of years ago!!

Lynn said...

WOW, this is absolutely gorgeous Viv, I love the colors. I am just dying to make one of these but am sorting and packing to move in a few months. Maybe soon :)
I see Maureen is very happy.....

Deanne Burton said...

Lovely work!!!

Thanks for participating in the challenge at The Character Cafe!!!

Diamond Doll said...

Viv it,s gorgeous, lucky Maureen i bet she loved it.
Trish (-:

Rachel said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

Thanks for joining us at The Character Cafe!

Jan said...

This is just beautiful Viv... how could Maureen NOT love it. Beautiful and very clever.

artish said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! love the doily draping embellishment.

Annette said...

Oh my goodness this is stunning. sandra x

Fink said...

You really did your research and such a fantastic job! Wow! Thanks for joining us at TCC!

Clarky J said...

Wow this is brilliant Viv and Im with you about the papers they are to drool over :0)

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Viv. This is absolutely stunning, very creative. I love it.
Please visit my blog sweetie, there is something there for you. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Val said...

This is stunning - and really elegant - just ight for dancing in Paris!!
PS: It was lovely to meet you on Thursday ..

Lilacanglia said...

Thank You for joining us at Character Cafe this week,
Look forward to seeing more of your lovely work,

Anne said...

I can't et over the gorgeousness of these shoes and I am so lucky to have one of my own to admire, thanks!

Kendra said...

Ohhhh... I love this and have never seen anything like it! Yes, that paper is totally strokable!!!! Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing and playing along at TCC this week :)

Kelly said...

Wow Gorgeous, I've never seen anything like this before. Glad you could join us this week at The Character Cafe.