Good morning, well the heatwave is here and its a lovely day so i'm going to have a few hours relaxing in the garden today :-)
But first i wanted to share these shoes I've been making with a fab free template from Chocolate Baroque. Glenda and the Chocolate Baroque DT made some gorgeous samples and really inspired me to have a play and I ended up making 3 shoes (so far lol)
The shoe on the left is made using a bp from one of my Graphicus Guild paper packs, I've been hoarding them for ages but every so often i am brave enough to actually cut into one lol. I've made this one open toes and omitted the heel. I added some black ric rac trim to the front of the shoe and an ankle strap. I used some trim I got from our local Scrap Store before it closed down for the ankle strap, I do miss that shop. It was a real Aladdins cave of 'stuff', allsorts of bits and pieces that local companies would have thrown out and you could get a big basket full for a fiver!! Anyway the black trim is, I think , actually bra strap elastic lol, its quite pretty and I've got loads of it so i thought it would be perfect for this show. The large flower on the front is stamped and embossed with copper EP using one of the flowers from Chocolate Baroque 'Diamante Delight's themeplate. Its painted with H2Os and the petals curled a little and attached to the front of the shoe.
The middle shoe is also made with one of my GG papers, over stamped with a small rose stamp from the Harlequin Rose stamp sheet. I rounded the toe on this shoe and added a piece cut with a nestie on the front to mount the grungepaper roses. I've added some peach ribbon from my stash, a copper tassel and some leaves stamped on acetate and glittered on the reverse (also using a stamp from Diamante Delights). I also made a tag to go with this shoe, again using stamps from Harlequin Rose.
The cream shoe was my first attempt, its made with a free bp download from Chocolate Baroque and stamped using stamps from the Paisley Elephant stamp sheet and embossed with gold EP. I added cream ribbon, beige lace and gold trim to finish off.
I'm entering my shoes in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Stamps: Handmade flowers (middle shoe)
Crafty Emma's Challenge: Anything but a square
ECP challenge: Gold
Our Creative Corner: Your style
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Embossing
Sweet Stampin Challenge: something old, something new (I've used a new
shoe template and i've had the stamps for years)
Totally Gorjuss: ribbon and lace (right shoe)
Thanks for calling by today