Monday, August 6, 2012

Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary High Heeled Shoe

Welcome Welcome!!
Thanks for stopping by to begin your week with a little inspiration!
Today I have for you a fun creation that I made for the Graphic 45 booth at CHA.

This ladies slipper is easily created using chipboard.  Decorated with the beautiful Ladies Diary papers from Graphic 45. 

Each tiny detail has been layered to look just like an old fashioned shoe. 
Using paper doilies, beaded lace and ribbon to create bold and beautiful accents. 

The heel itself was created using a small cardboard ring leftover from receipt paper. 
I simply cut the ring in half, then added a a piece of chipboard straight across the cut to resemble a heel!

For the front, a simple rosette topped with a little bling does the trick!
What is so wonderful about this shoe is all the different ways it could be decorated!
Made for so many different occasion, it could be used as wall decor, or even a fun party favor with a bag of treats pushed into the toe!!
It would even be great as a witches shoe done in blacks and browns!!!

 Around the rosette and the shoe I used Platinum stickles to create a little pop of sparkle, but with a vintage feel!

Unfortunately I didn't create a tutorial with pics for this shoe, but I do have all the templates to share with a little advice too!

This is the template for the bottom of the shoe.  To use it just left click and save picture as.  Re size as needed and print off.  Trace onto heavy chipboard, cut out and decorate. 
Mine was 8 1/2"

The shoe is created flat, then after if you would like to add a heel you will need to gently bend to get the curve of the shoe. Once in shape add your heel!

This half circle is used for the toe of the shoe.  This piece can just be cut from double sided patterned papers.  It is just a half circle that has been placed round side to the toe, then wrapped underneath the shoe and adhered. 
In creating I figured out the half circle can also be used to create the back of the shoe.
Shrunk down slightly and trimmed up a bit so that the straight edges of the half circle are gone. 
Then you can wrap it around the back to get an idea of placement.  Fold excess paper slightly under the shoe to get a crease.  Remove from the back of the shoe and start cutting slits along the bottom of the circle stopping at the crease to make it easily wrap underneath. 
Decorate as desired!!!!

Graphic 45 Papers:
May Arts: Ribbon and Lace pearl trim
Webster’s Pages: Bling
Ranger: Glossy Accents, Rock Candy Stickles, Platinum Stickles
Martha Stewart: Score Board
Other: Doily, Chipboard
That's all for today!!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Have fun creating!!!
Nicki Chicky


Monika Costa Lima said...

This is an incredible creation ! I loved it !!! :))

Disco Queen said...

Hi Nicole, you have just merged my two favourite things Shoes & Crafts. Since I only seem to buy shoes to look at. Having a few old faithfuls I actually wear, this suits me down to the ground. Wish there was a machine that cut chipboard for you I find it do difficult with a craft knife. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is just amazing! It looks so perfect, I thought you had covered a real shoe with paper. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is JUST GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeee the rosette!!!