Friday, September 21, 2012
Autumn Altered Witch Shoe Challenge
I've been busy creating my Shoe for the Challenge. I decided to do a Little Fairy Witch's Shoe. The little shoe is one that my boys wore when they were babies. Somewhere in all the house moves that we have made over the years I lost one of the pair. As I was cleaning out closets and drawers the other day I came across the shoe and having just read about the Challenge I decided to use it as my subject.
The shoe was a dirty white to begin with and I painted it with black acrylic paint. Orange Halloween Ribbon printed with a black design was used for the shoelace. The tips of the shoelaces are red and blue star beads.
The little girl was copied from an old cabinet card. I glued the image to sturdy watercolor paper and then cut it out. Butterfly wings and witch's hat was added as well as her little jack o'lantern head dolly. I glued the photo to a large cork and then glued the cork down in the heel of the shoe. I used orange colored tulle to make the ruffle.
For a shoe dangle I found a lobster claw clasp in my junk drawer. I strung a crescent moon charm, little crystal ball and a little bottle of pixie dust. It still needed a little more glitz so I added some sparkle glitter glue around the top of the sole of the shoe, a sparkly spider web and little bug eyed spider
I am not the best photographer by any means but I hope you'll be able to see how the shoe turned out.
I'm anxious to go and see the shoes everyone else has created for this event on the first day of Fall!