Today's the Day! It's the launch of my latest stamp set, Groovy Shoes over at STAMPlorations.
So retro - it takes me back! I've got a few cards for you today, I just couldn't stop playing with these stamps :) Sit back and enjoy the show!
If you're wearing groovy shoes, you need some equally groovy trews! (BTW I've just looked up the word 'trews' and have learned that they were originally Scottish military trousers, usually tartan, but to us growing up in northern England, 'trews' was just slang for trousers. Funny what you learn in the course of cardmaking and blogging!)
Anyway, my trews had to be floral, in keeping with the groovy flower-power theme. I cut a negative mask, stamped the flowers then painted the background with Distress Inks.
Remember those Dr Scholl wooden exercise sandals? You could also buy clip-on flowers for them, that's why there are some flowers included in the set.
In my teens I used to have a pair of wedge-heeled shoes just like these, made from beige suede (not the best choice in rainy England, but I loved them anyway). I did a bit of selective inking on the shoe with Brushed Corduroy, omitting the far side of the shoe and strap, then lightly pencilled in the leg and painted it with a wash of Brushed Corduroy. The sentiment comes from the latest STAMP Club set, Born To Roam. The panel is matted onto chocolate brown card then onto the white card base. I think this is my favourite so far :)
For this card I stamped and white-embossed the flower images, then sloshed some Distress Ink watercolours around, adding a bit more colour to the flowers to make them stand out. The panel is edged with Pickled Raspberry.
And finally, a bit of fun. This one took on a life of its own. I'd stamped the shoes, then decided I should draw some legs. This was before I made my other 'leg' cards, and I hadn't thought about masking the far side of the shoes, so I just added some flower toppers then drew in a painted toe in each shoe. The sentiment is from Art Marks.
Fancy your chances at winning this set? Leave me a comment here, and also on the STAMPlorations post, where you'll see the prizes on offer. Keep checking back on the STAMPlorations blog all week - Shery was showcasing her new stamp set yesterday, it's Deepti's turn tomorrow, Becca's on Thursday, then we're having a blog hop party on Friday - not to be missed! There'll be more inspiration from the four of us, and also from Cornelia, Maria, Monika, Kim and Vicki! And more chances to win prizes!