Wednesday, 3 September 2008


...ok, not a Manolo (not even Prada or Jimmy Choo) but it is in a strawberry patch!

I was inspired to make this shoe after I saw another lovely shoe on Shelli's blog. Shelli received this shoe while she was attending the recent Stampin' Up! Australian/New Zealand Incentive Trip 2008 at Palm Cove. I believe that Shelli's shoe was made by the very talented Liz Collett.

I got the template that I have used for my shoe from the Hewlett Packard website. I have done a fair bit of tinkering with it in Photoshop to get rid of the colour and pattern on the original template, and enlarged the size (I wanted it to print out as a plain outline directly onto our Stampin' Up! A4 cardstock). Ellen Hutson also has a pattern for a very similar looking shoe.

My little shoe is made in Real Red, and stamped with the strawberry from the Tart and Tangy set, also in Real Red. The embellishment over the toes is made using the Scallop Punch and both of the large Circle punches. I've also used the strawberry stamp again, this time colouring it with Stampin' Write markers in Glorious Green and Real Red.

I may make some more of these for our upcoming fete, and I think I will clear emboss the strawberry for a little more effect. The lollies inside are strawberry flavoured (well duh!), and I've popped them in a small cello bag and tied the top with Red Grosgrain ribbon. I've used the 'Made With Love' stamp from the Art By Design stamp set (in accordance with the Angel Policy rules), and it looks like the label you find inside shoes (IYKWIM?)...kinda cool! You can also easily add a strap with buckle, but in my shoe that would have obscured the little lolly bag inside :-(. Maybe another time!

Have a great day!


Kristie said...

Oooohhh, that is too cute!!! You should do a tutorial on how you made that Sam..hint, hint! I love it!!

Nicole Stalker said...

Lovely Sam. I came across these shoes in October last year but just haven't made the effort to give them a go. I then saw them again like you in the Incentive Trip photos so had them on my list again. Thanks for sharing that HP link though as I've just printed, traced, scanned and printed the shoe outline and am playing with it now myself. That sounds like a lot of work but probably quicker than me trying to work out Photoshop to remove colours, etc....hahaha.
Thanks again.

Rebecca Ross said...

HI Sam,
Love your Strawberry shoe! Liz is my lovely upline - I hope to join her on that trip - one day! LOL!

Anonymous said...

They look great Sam! I'm sure they will be popular at the fun day!