(vintage: buckle and ribbon; patterned paper: prima, basic grey, graphic 45, sassafras, fancy pants, hambly; rose: prima; stamp: unity; ink: stewart superior + colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, glue dots, sewing machine)
oof, i almost forgot to show you the sketch:
my color palette--and the floral shoe, for that matter--both come from the inspiration photo for colour q #138:
when i saw it, i just happened to have a leftover bit of the flowery paper from which my shoe is made sitting on my desk, and i realized it not only had ALL of the colors of the palette, it actually resembled the fabulous shoe from which the colour q gang was taking inspiration. and then i realized i still needed a card for MY favorite shoe-freak-- my sister amie-- whose birthday is next month; so i thought i'd have a go. i grabbed a photo of a high heeled pump from a google image search and printed it out to use as a template, then cut each bit out of a different patterned paper, like you do when paper-piecing a stamped image. then i added the mats, ribbon, buckle and a fun stamped sentiment to flesh out the unscripted sketch, did a bunch of machine stitching... et voila!
at the very end i thought it still needed ONE MORE THING... so i added that big prima bloom... which lets me sneak into city crafter's "a rose is a rose" (challenge #106) though not quiiiiite in the way i had intended, so i'm hoping i'll still have time to pursue my original idea for that one, as well. in the meantime, i bid you a fond farewell, sole sisters**!!! :)
ps: if you haven't entered the drawing for my blog candy, scroll down to this post and leave a comment!
*sorry, worst title EVER!
**on the other hand, that ending line TOTALLY puts the title into proportion, doesn't it?! :)