Sunday, 27 May 2012

Homemade Thongs...

I hope you didn't come looking here for the wrong reason... In Australia thongs are what we call our (generally) cheap, rubber footwear. Great for wearing to the beach, but not the sort of thing you'd wear for a night out on the town! I believe that they are also known as flip-flops or jandals in some other countries.

Now that the tricky business is all sorted, the reason I am posting today is to take part in the colourQ challenge #138:

I was inspired to take part in this week's challenge after seeing a groovy entry by Jo Eades in my Google Reader this morning. Thanks for the inspiration Jo!

As the challenge image is a rather glam shoe, I thought I'd try and make my card a shoe too. This is what I came up with:
I had to sketch out the thong base and parts by hand, but I think they came out pretty well. I had one or two false-starts with engineering the easel mechanism for this one, but I managed to get it right eventually. It was fun, and very rewarding to have it work properly in the end!

Project Recipe:

Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Kraft, Pool Party (Textured), More Mustard and Confetti White (all by Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Sahara Sand and Poppy Parade (Stampin' Up!) and Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Birthday Wish (Stampin' Up!) and Flower (Misc.)
Accessories: Textured Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up!), White Gel Pen, Paper Piercer, Floral Dies (Misc.), Number Die (Misc.) and Rhinestone Brad (Stampin' Up!).

Hope the rest of your Sunday is quiet and relaxing!

Blogged to: Total Control - The Motels, All the Lovers - Kylie Minogue, Into the Groove - Madonna and We Are Golden - MIKA.


Patrice said...

Where I come from we call them jandals.

Yours is totally awesome. Love all those colours together - and making it into an easel is even more of a WOW. Love it.

Melissa said...

An awesome thong Sam, I love it, and the fact that you were far too clever to make it into an easel, well done xx

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Sam - LOVE it!!!

Paula said...

Jandals for me too Sam! What a fantabulous easel card - just so darn cute!! ♥

Sylvia said...

Cute, cute and cuter, Sam, Love your shoe birthday card! Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over on the CQC.

LeAnne said...

WOw, these look like the real thing!! Very clever! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Kara said...

adorable!! so glad u joined us at the ColourQ!!

Heather said...

Cute card! Great job!!