Monday, March 2, 2009

Shoe Re-do with Friendly Plastic - Day 4 and 5

Just a quick catching you up to speed.... We didn't go anywhere yesterday...just stayed home and created. Jodi Amidei joined us for some girly crafty fun! She's so much fun to be around - goofy girl! And she loves to take pictures. She has some pics of stuff in the works that we did yesterday. Jen did some work in molds, die cutted Artemboss pewter and Artemboss aluminum metals in the cricut machine along with a bunch of other funky stuff....

As for me, I started re-doing my hunter orange pumps....

Ever have one of those moments like "What the heck was I thinking when I bought those??"....Oh my goodness... Seriously....WHAT WAS I THINKING???? Several years ago I got into an orange mood. I bought an orange shirt and apparently I bought shoes to match. But....I only wore them once....

However, being the creative person that I am, I do have the ability to see potential. And the thought occurred to me that there must be some way to redesign these shoes into something I would wear.

Jana Ewy and I started brainstorming, stuff about friendly plastic and jewelry and this and that...and then this idea popped into my head....why not cover those ugly shoes with Friendly Plastic?


So here's the hunter orange pumps............I guess I could have used them during deer season.... might have a little trouble climbing up a tree though..these were never my lucky hunting shoes.

painted them black.....they look better already (and why didnt I think of this years ago?)

covered them in strips of plastic using Jana Ewy's fracture and fusion technique





Added a die cut butterfly made from friendly plastic pellets

And Viola....a pair of shoes that matches any outfit.... there is a secret to the butterfly though...that Im just going to make you wonder about....(onry me)

I believe at some point I will teach this as a class....Im sure we ALL have a pair of shoes that need a little bit of help!
If you are a store owner - interested in my classes, feel free to contact me


7 comments:

Amidei's said...

OMG - those turned out TO DIE FOR. Girl, you have hit this one out of the part. Can't wait to see them in person tomorrow...and I do expect a fashion show.

Amidei's said...

OMG - those turned out TO DIE FOR. Girl, you have hit this one out of the part. Can't wait to see them in person tomorrow...and I do expect a fashion show.

Sara Feeny-Marks said...

Wow, absolutely fantastic, I feel the need to get into my wardrobe and see what I can reinvent!

Mylene said...

Maybe our new motto could be, if the shoe fits, FP it in every colour!
They're awesome Linda!

Jen Lowe said...

Those photos just do not do them justice! They are even more incredible in person! You MUST submit them for publication....just too cute!!!

What's next? The matching purse, dress, coat? LOL!

rarelizzie said...

Orange was never my favourite colour; your transformation is truly inspiring. If you didn't want to be spotted in orange, you surely will be spotted in these!

Kind Clay aka Jenny said...

OMG those are sooooooooo pretty!!!!!
I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would love to see what they look like with an outfit! hehehehe
VERY VERY PRETTY!!!!!

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