Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oh to Wear Heels....

I'm hosting the challenge at One Powerful Hour this week.... my chosen theme is SHOES! I hope you'll pop over and join in with us... the only requirements for the challenge are to follow the theme, and your creation must be finished within an hour!  I was pleasantly surprised with my creation .... it took much less than an hour! More surprisingly, I didn't make a card....

Ingredients: Shoe Template; Cardstock - Basix; Double Sided Paper, Rhinestones - Kaisercraft;  Flower Buckle - unknown.

I think I should also pat myself on the back for only using 4 items for my creation, as I'm sure this is the least I've ever used..... ever! And although I already had the template to use for this, there are many freebies that can be found if you scour the net ...

I simply cut out the pieces (cheating a little, by printing one page of pieces directly on the patterned paper), and followed the instructions to complete the sandal.  I chose a double sided paper, as the patterns and colours would co-ordinate.  No thinking on my part.   I had to do a bit of trimming, as the heel doesn't fit the shoe shape well.  Luckily it can't be seen here.  Also, I took a tangent from the instructions to create the sole of the shoe using two pieces of cardstock, rather than just using a sheet of  paper/CS as suggested.  So the straps and over-toe are actually sandwiched betwixt two layers, just as a real shoe would.

I added rhinestones across the over-toe, and a metal buckle for the strap.  I think it's quite safe to say that this is one shoe I'll  never wear! Although I ooh and aah over shoes and boots like and other girl would, my passion lies with heeled boots. And comfortable shoes.  Pointy Toes and Stillettos are a thing of my past.

Do join us at One Powerful Hour this week! Thanks for peeping!

hugs and blessings,

4 cared to share!:

judie said...

gorjuss shoes hun, us girlies can never have enough shoes !!!

enjoy your break

judie xx

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Pauline this is a fabulous project, it looks real! I hope you're having a good time while you are away!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous shoe, Pauline!

Maria Matter said...

Wowza Pauline, this is super fabulous!!! It looks like a real shoe...WOW!!! a brilliant creation hun!
hugs & blessings!