A little while ago, I was at Hobby Lobby (one of my favorite stores EVER) doing a little shopping. I went into the gift section and saw one of the cutest jewelry holders shaped as a shoe. I remembered I purchased a shoe file a LONG time ago and decided to do a paper version. That is inspiration for the project. Today I would like to share my prototype with you.
For my prototype, I used the Safari Stack by DCWV. I also used the solids from the Christmas/Winter Combo pack (the brown matched perfectly). After I chose the papers, I selected my shoe file which was purchased in the Silhouette Studio Store. (When files are opened from the store, the entire file is grouped together and placed on the mat. Sometimes, they pieces are larger than the mat and you must move ungroup them). I ungrouped the images and separated them according to the colors I wanted to use. Basically, on one virtual mat I had the outside of the shoe and the inside and heel was on the other mat. On the inside sole piece, I added slits for the rings that could be stored in the shoe. A word of warning, make sure you keep in mind the inside and outsides of the shoe especially when using a pattern paper or textured paper! It took me a couple of tries to get the pieces to line up properly.
Once the shoe was assembled, I used some brown lace I had in my stash (purchased from Hobby Lobby) and scrap pearl string I had left over from a different project. I decided to make lace flowers for the front and back of the shoe. This is a good trick to cover up some of the imperfections :) The center of the flower is a cluster of single pearls and I colored them with a Copic Marker (sand) to match the pearl string.
I am going to keep this one since it is a prototype, but next one will be for my mom! I hope you enjoyed today's project. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~