Thursday, March 17, 2011

These Boots Are Made For Walking!

It is sketch time this week at Dutch Dare! 
This sketch was designed by my bestest buddy Dorcas
(You can reclaim your title girlfriend!)
Please hop on over and join us in the fun!
We would love to see your take on the sketch!

I had the hardest time with this card, but am very happy with the 
end results!  I had  a vision in my head and it was not 
coming out like I had planned.  A friend of mine
gave me a whole bunch of her shoes, due to the fact
that she had twins and her feet grew and she could no longer
use them.  It was awesome!  My husband brought them
home one night and lined them up nice and pretty
for me so when I woke up SURPRISE!!  It was a happy day!
I got the sleep out of my eyes quickly that morning!
Anyway, I had this image in my head of the card I wanted to make.

 I had a gazillion wonderful shoe images
 downloaded, but could not make them work! I had these
wonderful leather looking papers and thought I would paper piece.
Wasted some very pretty paper! Then I tried embossing, not
working.  Then I tried just cutting the digis and tracing it on the paper.
It started to come together.  Worked great for the boot.  The shoes
were lacking something.  Then I remembered I have the
 Forever Young Cricut Cartridge that has shoes! That 
could have saved me oodles of time, paper and just hassle!
After I had remembered that, It started to come together
and  it pretty much came out like the vision in my head.
Love when that happens!

 Shoes Make My Feet Happy
 Cut out a Digi From Steady On and Traced it
on this crocodile skin paper
(Not Real no throwing red paint!!) LOL

 Inside- Top
Inside Bottom
Another Yummy Boot, Just different paper

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Green Polka Dot Embossed Paper: Creative Imaginations
Different Textured Papers: Hot Off The Press
Boot Digi: Freebie From Steady On Found it on Free Digital Stamps
Shoes: Forever Young Cricut Cartridge
Sentiment: Computer
Ribbon, Twine And Metal Round Thingys: From Stash 
Die Cuts: Curved Rectangles and Labels Three By Spellbinders

Challenges I Would Like To Enter This Card In:
The ABC Challenge: Q Is For Quotes
Freshly Brewed: Spots And Dots
Anything Goes: Diecuts- Labels 3 On The Inside Of Card And Forever Young Cartridge (Shoes)
The Rubber Cafe: Favorite Spellbinder- Label 3 On the Inside Of Card
The Crazy Challenge: Brads Or Eyelets- Eyelets In Round Thingys
Papertake Weekly: 3 Of Something: 3 Squares Of Shoes
Sentimental Sundays: Green And Sentiment
Catered Crop: Spring Colors (Green)-Tying Bows, Circles
Dream Valley: New Beginnings- (New Shoes)
Color Create: Colors- Green, Cream, Brown, Black
Scrap Creations: Anything Goes
Jitterbuggin: Green and Use Cricut- (Forever Young)


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Ooohhh I just love your cards, I just adore those boots! and the design paper you have used.. Gorgeous Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes this fortnight
Hugs Tamara Posh Cat Crafts!

Miria said...

Such a cute card, great textured papers! Thank you for joining in Papertake Weekly this week, good luck, Miria GDT xx

Heidi said...

What a great card Stacey!
Those boots and shoes looks fantastic:)
Beautiful colours and design. Love it!
Have a lovely day.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Dorcas said...

Yes, I heard it big time for this sketch. I nearly, almost , temporarily , lost my title as bestest sweetest, cutest, friend. IN fact I could have lost my front teeth if I wasn't beyond reach. lol! But hey, this is what friends are for, we need to challenge eachother. :-D NOw, me , I'm a very challenging sort of person. lol (yes, I woke up early again today, its very bad for my sanity)
Wonderful card Stacey! I love the shoes (boots in particular) and of course the sketch is fab! lol

Kerry Steger said...

I love the boots!! The leather look you have created is awesome! Thanks for playing along with the Colour Create Challenge!

Linda w said...

Fantastic card, I can really see your shoe adoration shining in every fibre of it lol. Love your waking up to shoe's story (only ever in my dreams lol ) Totally love the sketch and what you did with it.Hugs lin Oh my goodness what am I playing at ...Thanks for joining Amber's Crafts and Stuffs first challenge, hope you see you again next week. hugs again.

Linda McClain said...

Oh my,I love your shoe fetish card. Definitely no red paint here. Thanks for playing with us at Catered Crop.

Dorcas said...

Hi again!
I’m so glad you decided to join us this week at Sentintal Sundays with your lovely creation!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Great card, love it!!! Those shoes and boot are amazing, thank you for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challenges.

CraftyNCrazy said...

That was very sweet of your friend to give you the shoes. Great card and its a great take on that sketch. Thanks for stopping by Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday!


Rachel Hope said...

OH!!!! I just Love the texture!!! Thanks for playing along at Catered Crop!

Cor* said...

I saw this at the DDC blog and had to come tell you how wonderful your faux leather ensemble is!! wowzers. Great job with the paper piecing and colors are FANTASTIC!! TFS

Anniebee said...

Hi, Stacey! I absolutely LOVE this card! You did a wonderful job on it. So sorry you had issues while you were making it but the results were well worth the effort and inconvenience. It turned out great! Thanks for playing with us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff. I hope you'll join us again soon.


EVIL twin said...

I adore this!! Green and brown is my fave color combination!!! And what girl doesn't love shoes!!!

Thanks for joining our challenge at Amber's Crafts and Stuff!

phatelara said...

Hi! I came from Creative Card Crew's blog, just joined today for the first time. I love your card, so chic! :)

Debbie, Crafty Heart

dj1952 said...

Stacey your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and you did an awesome job with the end result on the shoes and boots. Sorry I'm so late with my comment, I never even turned the computer on yesterday. (No, I wasn't comatose!)lol. Hugs, dj

sue said...

great card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Peggy said...

What a great card! I love the boots! Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Natasha said...

What a wonderful interpretation of the sketch. I love boots, but they don't love me back. ;p

Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


Janie Printz said...

This is a great design & such an original idea !!! I LOVE those boots !!! Great piece of work & a loabor of love.
Hugs, Janie

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Wow! Awesome card! I want those boots!!!

Thank you for participating in the Spots and Dots Fresh Brewed Challenge this week!

Michele Gross said...

O.M.G! This is sooo cool! Those boots are outrageous!! Do they come in my size? LOL!
Seriously, awesome card!!

Khristen said...

I just love this card, and the story behind it :) Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley Challenges!

Mary J said...

WOW!! This is truly an original and beautiful card!

Heather said...

HOW COOL ARE THOSE BOOTS / SHOES!!! I LOVE them! What a great idea! That paper is awesome :)

Thanks for playing along at the Freshly Brewed Spots and Dots challenge!!!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

WoW! Stunning card!!!
I just came back from a shopping trip from Italy and can only confirm your sentiment :-)
Bought 2 pairs of shoes.
Your boots are so cool, the high-heels, too!
And I love the colors of your card - very unique!

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Stacey! Love the textures!!

Cecelia said...

Lovely card! Love all the texture and bling, great colors too. Have a great evening;0)

Hugs xx
Cecelia B

Cheryl said...

What a fun card! I love the texture and bling!

Cathy said...

Your card is awesome. I love shoes....Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation.

E.T said...

oooh SO POSH! love this! GORGEOUS!

Sherri said...

I know you didn't use the Jitterbuggin' sketch....but I LOVE this card! The croc boots are just toooooooo wonderful!!

Jovan said...

What a great card!

Jacqueline said...

Great Card - love the texture on the boots!!
PS. I invite u to visit ~my blog
on April 1 for a hop & candy


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