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!

6 comments:

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.

Cheers,
Susan

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!
hugs,
Gini

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!

Hugs,

Kimm

Patricia said...

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

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