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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

More shoes from Glenda

I thought it was about time I added some pictures of my shoes here as well.  Like Lesley, this is not normally a project I would tackle, but I enjoyed being able to play with trims and embellishments and surprised myself with what I did make.  I found heels too fiddly so just made mules!


This green shoe has a sole made from the Butterfly Bliss CD and the top is made from a zingy lime  card called Lustre card (a bit like mirri silk).  I wouldn't recommend it actually, it was difficult to bend into shape and had to be severely reinforced underneath with extra strong tape.  I stamped it with Abstract Flowers using purple StazOn and added a lavender sequin trim to it.  The bow is a piece of organza threaded through a copper buckle.


This one uses a paper from the neutrals collection on the Essence of Nature CD and the top has been stamped with a flower from Doodle Butterfly.  The white trim was something I've had for ages and never used (sound familiar?)


This one was actually the first I made and I even got the needle and thread out to sew the ruffled ribbon!  I used a flocked paper that I'd saved from a birthday present and stamped plain card with an ornate leaf design from the Breath of Spring stamp set.  I used a chalk ink that was very similar to the colour of the card, so you can hardly see the stamping.  I added a glitzy ribbon trim all the way round the sole and finished with layered Prima flowers.

I would love to see what artful shoes you can come up with - we have a free shoe template available on the website, so why not give it a go?

Leave a link to your creation here in the comments and if you use Chocolate Baroque products, we may even feature it here on the blog!

6 comments:

  1. More beautiful shoes. I must say making shoes isn't something I would do voluntarily but I might just have a go later for fun.

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful. Specially the firts Art-shoe. Love it very much. And so different, gorgeous.
    Gr. Marja

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  3. The last is just luscious & my mind is racing already - a few things on the "to do" list then I can have a play!! Thanks for the template & the inspiration too - I'd not have thought of actually doing it though I have a very old template somewhere but I really LIKE these - there's a WOW factor & versatility about this template that my old unused one lacks (perhaps that explains why it remains unused).
    Paula (PEP)

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  4. Hi Glenda, wow the last shoe is really 'Chocolat Baroque'! So beautiful, great job! greetz, Miranda

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  5. Hi Glenda love them all but my name is on the bottom one it is beautiful. Thanks for the template can't wait to have a play. Suexxx

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  6. Stunning Glenda and Thanks for the template.
    Chris x

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