Sunday, 7 March 2010

A girl can never have too many!


I have been desperate to try and make one of these shoes after seeing so many beautiful examples on other blogs. Have to say though I didn't find this easy to do... think mainly because of the quality of the card/paper I used. My first attempt (which ended up in the bin) was done using quite heavy cardstock. This was real difficult to work with as I found it not pliable enough. Then I went to the other extreme and used ordinary scrapbook paper - too flimsy, no body at all and that too was consigned to the increasing large pile of paper accumulated from the attempts in the bin!

With increasing frustration, I resorted to basic white card and covered it with paper from the Papermania Regency range. As I started to assemble the shoe I remembered I had some slightly thicker pink card which had a lovely sheen and was covered in a rose design - I used this for the sole of the shoe which made it more substantial. I had a small round piece of foam about 1/2 inch high so I covered it with some stripey pink ribbon to make a heel!

The rose motif on the front was bought at the NEC - think it's one of those that you're supposed to iron on to something but it fitted well and I added a small pearl heart shaped button. The ribbons and lace were in my stash. I put together a small bundle of pretty lace, ribbon and fabric a pearl heart button and a pearl spray and tied it with an organza bow and slipped it inside the shoe as a small present. I finished the shoe off with an antigued and distressed tag with a French theme.

Close inspection shows that perhaps I could have been a bit tidier with some of the edges of the sole but overall I am happy with how this project turned out eventually.

If you want to see close ups of the front and the heel of the shoe they can be viewed on my Flickr account here.

Creative Inspirations is predominantly a card making blog but does allow other projects to be submitted, and their challenge this week is Lace, Pins and Pearls so have entered this. and over at Paper Sundaes the challenge is to use the colours Hollyhock, Crystal Blue and Sweet Leaf (or as near as you can!) - the rose decoration has 3 similar colours and there's also some ribbon in the pressie stash containing those colours so I'm hoping my entry will be accepted and finally Ooh La La's theme this week is open!

22 comments:

Lynn said...

Followed your link from a reply you left on Docrafts and have become a follower. Your work is great and I love your 'Crafters Commandments', they could have been written especially for me although I hadn't thought of collecting 'dryer lint' ... yet ... now what could I do with it!

Lynn x

Ruth said...

This is a wonderful creation,I'm sure you're really proud of the outcome - I know I would be!! Ruth x

sassy said...

stunning...stunning...just adore it left comment on flicker too lvs yer sassyxx

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful hun! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Sherry said...

It's beautiful Viv - so pretty and romantic - I'm off to see more on flickr now!

Aunty Sue said...

stunning love this and great to see something a little different. Thanks for joining us this week at creative inspirations

Crystal said...

What a cute idea, I've never seen one before! I think is very pretty :)
Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

Jill said...

Thank you Viv for the welcome message. This card is stunning, have become a follower and will be visiting regularly to view your stunning creations. Jill x

Shana said...

Oh wow! This is simply amazing! Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!

angel4031 said...

Totally gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations xx

Maureen said...

It's beautiful Viv, I've downloaded the template just in case?

alicaz said...

Cool Project! Fantastic Idea!
Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes!

Leslie said...

Viv, first of all, congrats for sticking to the project when it wasn't going well for you! LOL! I hate it when that happens. But honestly, it turned out exquisite. I love it. What a very pretty creation. Hope all is well with you, Leslie

Debby said...

Well doll I think this is as lovely as lovely is. We are our own worse critics. No I'm not wise. We know that. But its true. This is gorgeous as always.

scrappyjan said...

oh wow you have out done it this time!! This is so beautiful!!!
Thank you for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations.
hugs, Janiel

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous i love this so sweet,a great take on challeneg 50 at Creative Inspirations hugs Pops x x x

Anne said...

Good heavens this is unusual and pretty! Not come across these before

Anne said...

Never seen this before, it's gorgeouse. Thanks so much for sharing with us at OLL. Hugs x

Beryl K said...

This is lovely, so unusual and original. Thank you for joining in with OLL this week
Beryl x

Wendi said...

Wow it certainly does count its beautiful
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Ooh la La
Wendi

HappyCrafter said...

What an interesting project--so sweet and girly! I'm glad you were able to join us with this week's colour challenge at Paper Sundaes.

Jennifer said...

Stunning! A creation to be proud of xx Jenny xx http://myinkyhands-jennifer.blogspot.com/