Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!

I hope you are all enjoying hopping along on our shoe hop!  If you came here from Cheryl Walker's amazing blog then you are on the right track and this is the last blog before heading back to Heartfelt Creations. What an adventure this was... I had so much fun creating this shoe, I had no idea where to even start, thank goodness there are so many great tutorials out there.  I couldn't help but be inspired by all the creative designers who have taken the time to share there tutorials with the rest of us.  Well here is what I came up with.

Products used:

HCPC 3320 Vintage Word Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3403  Shabby Chic Lace PreCut Set
HCPC 3376 Distressed Leaves PreCut Set
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die

Other products

Basis light green cardstock
Bazzill Green cardstock
K & Company paper pad
Versa Mark
Zing gold embossing powder
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Black lace
Zva pearls

The following shoe was done following the template for an elegant shoe that you can find here.  Cut out all the pieces for shoe out of Basis cardstock as directed, cut an extra sole out of pattern paper to cover the bottom of the shoe.  Cut down the sole template about ½’ around, use as a mask when stamping the word background on the sole with Versa Mark and gold embossing powder.  Cut out the new template out of pattern paper and attach to embossed sole.  Stamp the toe of the shoe with lace stamp and emboss in gold using same method as the sole.  Attach the heal and toe of the shoe and cover the bottom with pattern paper.  Cut out the 3 smallest sizes of posies twice using the paper pad to form the layers of the rose. Stamp leaves on bazzill with distress ink and cut them out.  Glue black lace on the toe as shown, add pearls and layer the roses and leaves to complete the shoe.

Decorating this shoe was so fun and easy with the wonderful stamps at HC... I know I say this alot but... these stamps are just so much fun to work with.  I really liked working with the Basis cardstock from Paper Temptress the weight is perfect for this kind of project, it really holds it's shape well. 

Here is a close up of the rose I created for the project.

I'm submitting my shoe to Diva's by Design Challenge Blog as they are hosting a anything but a card challenge right now!  They always have Gorgeous creations on there blog.
There is more!!

I also found some time to create a card this week that I am excited to share with you.  I love the way this card came out but to tell you the truth this card gave me a smidge of trouble... OK maybe more than a smidge but I completely love the way it turned out.  Here is the finished card before I go through all the fun I had.  I love trying out new techniques and on this card I tried a double resist.  It looks so easy when other people do it! LOL!

Ok so I stamped and embossed the sentiments that went well, then I added the distress ink then I dried it... I thought that when I embossed the second time it would be as easy as the first time well I almost cried when all the embossing powder stuck to the whole card, I took a paint brush thinking that I could just start over and was amazed when the powder came off the card and still stuck to the embossing ink.  Well as long as I was delicate.  That was the first almost disaster, the second... well I wanted just the edges of the image panel to be colored in Robin Egg ink but the pad was a little too dry and I got a smudge that I really did not like.  I thought I would cover it up using a little vintage photo but I went to far up the panel in some spots and severly disliked the original cover up.  I decided to take the vintage photo all the way up the image.  I went back over the edges with my blue distress ink because I could still see the smudge and well it was ok but now it was a little too dark!  I splashed some water on it to remove some of the ink and well the result of all these mistakes I LOVE... happy accidents... if you really hate the way something looks keep working at it and sometimes you come out of it loving the learning process as well as the finished project.

Well I hope you enjoyed my project as well as the rest of the Heartfelt creations design team please head on back to the HC blog and let us know what you thought of the hop... of the projects... of the stamps or anything else that you want to comment on!  We all love hearing what you guys have to say!  Well that is it for me Thanks for hoping along with us!


  1. wow, absolutely gogreous!!!!

  2. Joelle, Pure loveliness! I love how you used the lace stamp on your shoe and your card is just beautiful!

  3. I love your shoe!! I love your embossed lace, and the attention to the inside of your shoe. It looks so real! Your card is beautiful too!

  4. Beautiful projects! Love how you used the Shabby Chic Lace on the shoe!

  5. You can never go wrong with a green shoe! It is just fabulous!

  6. Gorgeous shoe, you picked a gorgeous color for it. Lovely card as well, I really like the coloring of the dove.

  7. Beautiful! The use of the lace die cut on the toe is perfect. And such a lovely card.

  8. Beautiful projects Joelle. I just love your shoe.

  9. Beautiful!! Love the use of the big stamp lace on your shoe!

  10. wow, love the shoe.................beautiful!

  11. So beautiful Joelle!!! Love how you used the stamp as part of the wonderful design!!

  12. Just beautiful! So much attention to detail!

  13. Your shoes is amazing Joelle, I love the colours, the design, in fact the whole thing. Great job.
    Thanks for joining the Divas for our 'Anything But a Card' challenge and good luck.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  14. Stunning work thanks for ivas hugs Rebekah xx

  15. Oops that was supposed to say thanks for sharing at Divas silly laptop! xx

  16. LOOOOVE your shoe! And the card is simply beautiful!!!