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Friday, 27 May 2011

Stepping out in Style!

A little while ago, Glenda issued us with a bit of a challenge on the Design Team. She asked us to make some dimensional shoes. I had seen some lovely examples of these around on the Internet, but wanted to give a very distinct feel to my samples, that reflected the style of Glenda's stamps and papers. I wanted my shoes to look as though they were made of rich fabric, but all with a very different colour and texture from each other.
I used the same template throughout for my shoes, using Bazzil card for the base that matched the inks that I chose to colour the rest of the shoe. My first shoe was a very bold pink and black affair, with a handmade button, and lovely satin ribbon. I stamped the black design, using a stamp from the Filigree Fusion stamp plate. I embossed it with clear embossing powder, and then coloured the card with my Memento Lilac Posies Inkpad. The button was made from chipboard, and covered with Glossy Accents.
I made a matching tag with a Birthday greeting to go with this shoe, adding some black pom poms along the bottom.

The second shoe that I made was a much more subtle creation. I embossed a design from the Tall Trees stamp plate, using a pearly white embossing powder. I then applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, and stamped a tiny blue flower over the top. I added some pretty white lace to the shoe.

My last shoe was my personal favourite, it reminded me of Marie Antoinette at the French Court. I added a little heel to this one. I started by covering plain card with French poetry, and stamping a small rose from the Harlequin Rose stamp plate randomly all over. I coloured the roses with Inktense pencils, adding shading. I made a flower with a Nestability die, adding a large pearl brad. I used some pretty peach velvet ribbon to trim the shoe.

I thorougly enjoyed making these shoes, which was a very different venture for me. I hope you have enjoyed the tour of my brief foray into paper cobbling! Thanks for looking, Judith xx


  1. Absolutely tremendous - I really cannot get over these. The delicate blue one is my favourite. You certainly achieved the goal of reflecting Glenda's style of stamps & papers. Gorgeous.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. I just love the fab pink & black one!

  3. oh these are just gorgeous. My favourite is the Marie Antoinette one too.
    Just love it.
    Ann xxx

  4. Hi Judith, your shoes are great, so delicate! Have a nice weekend, greetz Miranda

  5. Well this is something different - well done for making these lovely shoes.

  6. Ah, at last I can comment! Didn't we have fun with these Judith? I love all your shoes and can just imagine how they would be worn.

    Er. sorry if this is a bit risque for a comment, ha! ha! but I think the pink and black looks like a gorgeous glamorous 'slipper' that should be worn with beautiful lingerie. The lovely elegant blue one would have to be with a simple but equally elegant long evening gown and the pretty Marie Antionette slipper with a summer dress.

    Great crafting Buddy.

    Lesley Xx

  7. Beautiful shoes! thanks for sharing the pattern with us.

  8. All the shoes are lovely but love the one with the butterfly on the front, like you Judith I like butterflies. Suexxx

  9. Sorry Lesley forgot to oput my name on the above. Suexxx

  10. These are beautiful shoes. Love the butterfly on the front of the blue one, so delicate.


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