Wednesday 30 January 2013

Fab'n'Funky Challenges #156 - Shoes

Hello there,

Well, what a fantastic response to our last challenge.  We certainly have lots of favourite colours.  If you would like to see who was picked as our lucky winners, head over to the Fab'n'Funky Challenges blog.

I am your host this week and I have been a bit indulgent in my theme!  We would like to see...


One of my favourite things in the world!  You can chose any type of shoes, boots, sandals or even slippers!  We also have a great sponsor in the form of Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

The team have really come up with some fab ideas for this challenge so be sure to check out their blogs for more inspiration.  I have stayed away from the pretty and gone with a steampunky look.

As you'll see I'm still lusting over my new Spellbinders!  I used a shiny black card base and then added the Spellbinders M-bossabilities Creative Cogs which was passed through the Grand Calibur with a sheet of textured silver card.  This isn't a super shiny silver so it works well with the cogs.  I cut three of the cogs using Spellbinders Cogs in the same black shiny cardstock that I used for the base.  My green paper was printed from Serif.  No pink!

For my main image, I used a Sam Poole stamp from her Steampunk Shoes set.  I tried it with black ink but this just rubbed off so I actually stamped in Versamark and then used black detail embossing powder and heated with my heat tool.  I cut an extra cog by repeating the process and fussy cut around the shape, adding with foam pads.  I love high heels but always suffer whenever I wear them so these are perfect!  No sore feet!  I used a double layer of foam pads in the centre and a single layer at the edges to give dimension. 

My sentiment also came from the same Sam Poole stamp set and I cut it using Spellbinders Framed Tags One.  This makes me think there may be more in the pipeline!  I used a recycled cog from an old card and coloured it with my black ProMarker as it was an antique gold.  I've also taken a sideways view for you.

I really hope you can join us in our Shoes challenge.  Why not walk this way with us!

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


Sue said...

WOW!! This is wonderful Rachel. I love that shoe and the colours and textures are fabulous.
Thanks for setting such a great theme!
Sue xx

Dianne said...

Wow I love this card its very kool. Glad you went in a different direction, this is nice to see..

Pat said...

Great card Rachel, super image and I love all the cogs.

Pat xx

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous and perfect as always hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Rach. You've captured the steam punk look for sure. Great texture and design with these booties. hugs,x

Ciska said...

What a great idea, using steam punk as the theme with these lovely stiletto booties! Love the detail on the boots too :)

Vicky said...

So different Rachel, I love it!! Has the urban look, really interesting

hugs Vicky xxx

Judith said...

Well you've certainly been creating this week Rachel - what a fab card - the colours and textures are perfect together - thanks for a great challenge this week hugs Judith x

coops said...

so gorgeous rachel.fantastic colours and design and i love the fab shoe :D

xx coops xx

Beccy said...

Great shoe Rachel - the embossing looks brilliant.

Beccy x