Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Sandals Inspiration

I have been enjoying some golden summer days this week-- my son's baseball games are finally over, the weather here is beautiful (high 80s, no wind-- that no wind part is amazing for Idaho!) and we finally have a little time to relax and enjoy some gorgeous summer nights outside. This mood has definitely carried over into my project for the week as here is a picture of something from my closet that inspired my card today:

My current favorite pair of sandals! I love sandals, I would wear them all year if I could. Unfortunately, the snow here kind of limits that but I do basically wear them April through October anyway! I love the big flowers on these sandals and so I borrowed this element and translated it into a summer card.

I made my flowers from sheets of artist canvas-- the ones that are ready to be put through a computer printer. I found a chipboard flower I liked and traced it three times. The first flower I cut right on my tracing lines, the second slightly smaller and the third slightly bigger. Then I stitched down the middle of each petal to copy the stitching on my sandals and put them together with a brad. I love the result!

Other supplies used:
Bo Bunny Double Dot Paper-- Gingerbread and Sunflower
Echo Park Summer Days Designer Paper (yellow with white polka dots)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-- Vintage Photo
Seam Binding-- White
My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Stickers-- Butter
Kaisercraft Pearls-- Yellow
Bo Bunny Bodacious Brads (On Clearance, a super great price!)
Miscellaneous tag and doily
Glue Dots

I hope you are enjoying a little summer (or winter) sunshine this week, depending on where you live and you have time to fit a little paper crafting into those relaxation hours! You still have a few more days to enter our Inspiration from Your Closet Challenge so make sure to get your project posted for a chance to win!


Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Jamie, this is FANTASTIC! You are so creative, my dear. I love your inspiration sandals. I'm in sandals as ling as I possibly can be, too. Your canvas flowers are brilliant.


Jill said...

Jamie this is fantastic. Your canvas flowers are gorgeous!
Great card :)
Love the letters to!
Hugs, Jill

beadz said...

Jaimie, your canvas flowers are adorable and so creative! Love your inspiration shot!

Aly's mom said...

You always have such great ideas! I never did come up with one for this one, but I'm sure I'll think of some to use in the future. Thanks for sharing!

Kimm said...

What a great idea, Jamie. I love it. I want your sandals - LOL. They are too cute!



Patricia said...

Jamie that is just the coolest idea, I love the matching flowers.

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