Monday, 15 February 2016

A Shiny Shoe!

Evening All and I hope you've had a good day.

I call Monday "Play Day" as I go to a craft club in the morning and a cross stitch circle in the afternoon and they're both in our village.  So Monday's dinner is always an easy cook meal.

This card was made a while ago using the inside of another envelope for the background paper.  I did emboss this one.



I'm really not tight, I promise, it's just a bit of a personal challenge to try to use up junk!

I drew round a Wendy Stenton shoe stencil on the front of my card then cut it out being careful to keep a hinge at the back of the shoe.

Then I tore off  pieces of ordinary masking tape and covered the shoe with them.  Next I rubbed distress ink all over the masking tape and finally heat embossed it three times with clear embossing powder.

The heart was from my stash and also the flower.  I added a brad to the centre  after cutting off the legs and the sentiment is a rubber stamp bought from Stamp Addicts several years ago.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
613 Avenue #163 Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge blog - Y for You Choos 
Shopping Our Stash - Bent Out of Shape

31 comments:

Carol L said...

I think it's wonderful how you manage to recycle items that would ordinarily get tossed in the trash! I love this shiny patterned shoe and the way it sparkles.

Carole said...

This so reminds me of a pair of crocodile leather type shoes I had back in my hay day!!
great card Barb and good on you for using up old stuff!...bet you are saving more to recycle on the way though!

Lisa Andersson said...

You´re very inventive using "junk". I could never tell the background is from an envelope. Great idea with the shoe and the masking tape. I like the shiny look and I like the sentiment too.
Hugs

sue jones said...

I love using things up too - hate to throw anything away- Is that a stamp or your hand writing ? fab!

Barb said...

A stamp I'm afraid. My handwriting isn't good.

Cara said...

Wow, I take my hat off to you and your inventiveness, although I suspect you'd dissemble my hat and make cards out of it! Great card. Cara x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Lovely Barb, you just need a matching handbag now :) It sounds like you have a lovely day on a Monday. Enjoy the rest of your week too X

Liz said...

Very clever design! I love how you've embossed the shoe to make it shine. xx

Hettie said...

ooooo super shoes. Do they come in a 4 please?
Hugs
xx

Sheryl said...

I need to take a leaf out of your book and use some of my stash items up. I love the textured look on the shoe.
Great to have you visiting at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Cathy said...

Love the texture on your shoe, so clever to make it out of masking tape, Cathy x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a cool card, Barb! Love how you shined up the shoe! I saved a bunch of envelope paper too - I used to use it for iris folds, which I rarely make any more. But I can't throw them away!

Valerija said...

Wow, great idea to embossed the shoe. Wonderful card!

JennyH said...

Lovely card Barb, the shine on that shoe looks great, such a fun technique to try myself : )

meg said...

Another great technique to try Barb, the embossing gives a fantastic realistic shiny finish

KandA said...

Brilliant design Barb and a great use of that envelope xx

SARN said...

Great recycling Barb. Very admirable of you. Love the font of the sentiment stamp too!
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Barb....Love the embossed shoe...Jools

Craftychris said...

So cool! Fab recycling and I love the shoe! xxx

Donna said...

Fab job! I love re-purposing "junk" for craft projects! Thanks so much for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Bent Out of Shape" challenge!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Very clever use of 'junk' Barb! LOVE it! Have a great day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous card Barb, love the shoe and I think it's so creative to try and use materials that are not strickly for crafting, well done you, Kate x

lauren bergold said...

so fun, what a gorgeous amazing shiny shoe!!! ♥ thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (shaped!) STASH with us this week!

Erika said...

I think it's a great idea to recycle Barb and you've done a great job with your shoe, I love it.

Hugs Erika. x

Pat said...

What a clever idea using masking tape to make the mock croc look to the shoe Barb, must certainly give that a whirl, and an envelope inside too, which I would never have thought to use! This would be great for a handbag too. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! Love texture on the shoe. It looks like shiny leather, so realistic. Great card and I chuckled at the envelope background liner. Just tossed a stash of those out as I never remember to use them.

LesleyG said...

love how you hinged the shoe and that texture is very effective. I also go to a club on mondays :) xxx

MaryH said...

I LOVE how you've recycled to such a great background (that's not cheap, that is smart designing!) It looks quite subtle with this wonderful shoe you've created. the color of the shoe looks very pretty with the pale stripes of the background. It's awesome that you took non-craft materials to create such a unique & lovely card. Good for you! Thinking out of the box on this one. TFS & Hugs

S. Thomas said...

What a great card using up your stash! Love the shiny leather look of the shoe, excellent idea there. – Shani, 613 Ave. Create, GDT

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge Y for You Choose. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Greta said...

Over the top creative! This is amazing & wonderful, Barb! You're so clever!