Saturday, 3 March 2012

New Shoes!

Hi Everyone!

Let me just put this out there now........................................................I hate shopping for shoes!  I have size 4 feet so looking for shoes is the bane of my life, especially if I want you know really nice shoes for going out.  So why not make some?!  Sure, sounds easy when you say it quickly :) but turns out its actually quite fiddly as I soon found out.

So, I had scraps left over form a previous posting, yes I know I do have a thing about scraps at the moment lol, but instead of cards I  made new shoes!  The paper is Teresa Collins from the Notations range, and to decorate the shoes I used some cameo bling I found on sale at Diva, I just removed the chains from the necklaces and added some organza ribbon tied in a double bow.  Around the edge of the heel I punched a trip of paper with my favourite Martha Stewart punch.  The trick to making these I discovered was Tim Holtz glossy accents it dries so quick especially when its paper to paper.

When we buy shoes they come in a box too! So I found a wooden box with an ugly picture - I can't bare to cover up nice pictures so I always pick an ugly one and then I don't feel guilty - queer I know but there you have it :) - from the Warehouse for $7.  Added some rough painting around the edges and layered the top with strips of punched paper, some double layered butterflies for dimension and some Petaloo flowers from my stash.

I reckon they look quite cool!  I found the pattern on another blog I sometimes look at so I've included the link for you to get check out her tutorial. http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/2010/01/elegant-shoe-tutorial.html







Go check out the tutorial and give them a go - I'd love to see them in the gallery if you do!, or better still bring them to retreat! :) Not many sleeps now!

Megan

2 comments:

JessicaT said...

They are so adorable!
I love shoes, but shoe shopping isn't enjoyable for me either. I'm not a size 4, but a narrow 11. Making some would be much more enjoyable than trying to buy a pair that fit!!!

Irene said...

I can so relate to this as I take a size 3 so the childrens department is usually my first port of call. Must have a go at these. Thanks

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