Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Old Ladies Shoe!

Well, I managed to cover 3 challenges with one card again this week. Thank goodness since I'm behind again! LOL I did this card for #28, where Mary said to use a shoe, any cart, color & theme. You have 'til Tues. 6/15. Then over on
#4-flowers, Sherri wants you to follow the sketch, use complimentary colors (blue/orange, red(pink)/green or purple/yellow), add a cricut flower (doesn't have to be main image-just add a flower) and add some ribbon. Then over on Emma is having her 2nd Throwback Thursday challenge. She said to use the 'Stretch Your Imagination' cart. but if you don't own this cart, use these colors:
brown, blue and red, in a project of your choice. This is due by Sunday 6/13.
I did a card 5 1/2x8 1/2. On the front the bottom green is cut at 5 1/4x 8 1/4, the middle green is cut at 4 3/4x5 3/4 and the blue behind the shoe is cut at 4 1/2x4. On the inside I cut the top green at 4 3/4x6 1/4.
I chose to use the shoe from 'My Community' cartridge. I pulled up shoes on my Gypsy and was looking at all there was and when I saw this one, I thought it was just perfect for a MeeMee of nine! I don't have the SYI cart yet (it's in the mail) so I went with the colors. I set everything up on my Gypsy. The shoe was cut at 4.05x3.94 in red twice. I hid the laces and cut the roof at 3.85x3.94 in brown twice. I hid the roof and cut the shoelaces in blue at 3.85x3.94 twice. I used a white chalk marker to do the highlights on the shoe. This can be found on pg. 22 of the handbook. I put both shoes together with the layers, pop dotted the bottom layer on and then pop dotted the top one onto it. Used a blue metal dot for the doorknob. Then I used Create-a-Critter for my flowers. These can be found on pg. 69 using the accessory key. I cut the reg. layer 4 times in green at 1.31x1.47 and then the shift for the buds 2 times in blue and 2 times in red at 1.23x1.59. I layered 2 each together to make 2 sets of flowers. One I pop dotted on the front and the other I glued on the inside. I used the sun from CAC also. Pg. 52. I cut it twice from the basic cut (no layers), then cut it to fit the corner above the shoe and pop dotted it on. Then I computer generated my sentiment, printed it on brown paper, cut it out and pop dotted it on. The ribbon is from Daisy Bucket Designs, Polka Dot Chocolate. Did 3 rows on front and one on the inside. I put blue metal dots on the front and red on the inside.
I hope you like this card. I'm really happy with how it turned out. DH seemed to like it also.
Thanks for visiting and looking. Love any little thing you might want to say. Really makes my day!
I've got another card under this one for paperplaytime's challenge. Be happy for you to look at it also!

The sentiment says,
 'I'm not a real old lady. And I don't live in a shoe. But I do have nine Grandbabies. And I love them! Yes I do!!!'


My Creative Time said...

awwwh Sharon! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR CARD!! Very Well done! Thank you for joining my throwback Thursday Challenge!
Big hugs,

StephanieD2 said...

Hiya Sharon

I LOVE this card!! How cute is that shoe. The inside of the card is great, I need to finish the insides of mine more often.
I'm trying to catch up on all the challenges I wanted to do. Man that's a task! LOL


Jeri said...

Oh my goodness, what a fantastic take on the shoe challenge. I didn't even think of that shoe on the My Community cartridge. I just love your design. Well done. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CCC.

DtsArt said...

oh super cute

Anna K said...

Great card and awesome that you could make it fit all 3 challenges!

Scrapper69 said...

OMGosh Sharon! This is TOOOOO Cute! What a fun and creative card! Nice job... Also wanted to Congratulate you on winning over at CricutCardz last weeks challenge! Hooray for you! :)
Have a great day!

Janis said...

I love this shoe!!!!

Sherri said...

What a cute shoe and a great card!! It's wonderful

Thanks for Jitterbuggin'


Ruthie said...

Hi Sharon!

That is the cutest card ever!

Thanks for playing along with us at the CCC blog!

Ruthie :)