Retail Therapy with the Playdate Cafe!

>> Monday, July 12, 2010

I have long been wanting to play along with the PlayDate Cafe challenge blog. For one it has the cutest name on the planet! For 2, my friend Stephanie is on the design team, and I like to support my friends and the design teams they are on.

Well, for some reason when i saw the challenge for this week (PDCC37) using a gorgeous photo from a webshop in the south of France called Boutique Provencale, SHOES popped into my head!
When i think of France... i think of my very very favorite shoe designer, Christian Louboutin.
And one day i WILL own a pair of his glamourous shoes, but for now, i will make them on a card!

Today is also the Release in Review day for Paper Makeup Stamps reviewing Retail Therapy. While i had a completely different card in mind, i abandoned all thoughts of it, and immediately knew what i wanted! A nice big High Heeled Pump! And i wanted it to be FUN! Just like the CL shoes so often are.
Here is my card!

Now if i this was truly a CL shoe, it would have a red sole.
But you cant see that in the picture, so it's ok! Haha!

So how did i create this shoe... Well, i decided to use the digi version of the Retail Therapy and took one of the shoe images (it was easiest to take the one from the wordart sentiment since there was nothing else around it) and then mega sized it. This is precisely why i love digis. Especially for sets like this one where you have lots of different images you can resize to make focal points on your card or scrapbook page where maybe the rubber version isnt large enough to be a focal point. I printed out the digi right onto the DP (kaisercraft) and then cut it out. I colored in the heal with a black copic marker. Then i printed it out again just on plain white so that i could make the inside of the shoe. I cut the white out and adhered it to the shoe.

For my sentiment, i used the rubber version. Digis are great to be able to resize, but if i'm using the set size, i'd much rather get inky myself! I stamped out the sentiment on white cardstock and then colored in my shoe with copics. Any markers would have sufficed, i didnt do a lot of shading since it was a small image. I then took a white gel pen to recreate the polka dots from the DP.

Aside from the kaisercraft paper used for the shoe, the rest of paper came from the scrap bin! In fact, i think the yellows were from my very first "paper slab" that i bought when i was getting into scrapbooking! hahaha!
The red embellies on the bottom are from Martha Stewart Crafts.

Now dont forget to check out Tangii, Maria and Danni as they have some wonderful creations using the retail therapy set today too!

And check out The Play Date Cafe and play along in their awesome challenge this week!


Stephanie Kraft Monday, July 12, 2010  

Oh, this is just wonderful, Katie! I'd probably fall on my face walking in these, but they are FAB! Thank you SO much for playing along with the Play Date Cafe.. we appreciate your support!!

Shaela Monday, July 12, 2010  

this is fabulous, Katie - LOVE the polka dots! :)

Danni Monday, July 12, 2010  

How fun! I forget about the digis!! how cool to combine digi and rubber!

Stephanie Zito Monday, July 12, 2010  

This is such a fun card!!! Great take on the Play Date challenge and I love that polka dot shoe!

Lisa Somerville Monday, July 12, 2010  

How fun - wonderful paper pieced high heel! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Sue Lelli Tuesday, July 13, 2010  

LOVE this card because of the shoes!!! And the polka dots! And the sentiment!! FAB!!

Michelle Tuesday, July 13, 2010  

LOVE your polka dot CL-ish shoe. Very fab!

Carma Tuesday, July 13, 2010  

I can absolutely see you wearing shoes just like this!! :)

Sarah Anderson Wednesday, July 14, 2010  

FaBuLouS shoes darling! Wouldn't these just make you smile just wearing them? Love it, and so glad you joined us at the play date cafe :)

Julie Ranae Wednesday, July 14, 2010  

Katie...we are SO glad to have you in The Play Date Cafe this week! Your card is a perfect interpretation of the colors this week : ) Hope you will play again with us soon!

Suzanne C Wednesday, July 14, 2010  

What a fun card! Love your pair of shoes! And you are the designer!! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC!

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