Monday, November 23, 2009

QKD Royal Monday Blog Hop

Today the QKD Royal Court Design Team is using a photo for inspiration.
Don't forget each week we have two blog hops. I'm on Monday's hop list, but there is another hop on Tuesday. For both hops, and to start at the beginning to see all of the great projects, click on QKD. If you've been following the blog hop, you came from my new blogging buddy, Kelly. Next up is my Stampin' Saturday partner, Penny.

Each month I have to remind myself that this is an inspiration challenge, not a color challenge---a particularly difficult concept this time around because this photo reminds me of my parlor. You may not see the similarity, but I picked up on the blue because my dining room is navy blue and white, while the parlor is white with navy blue. But then again this isn't a color challenge.
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION: With visions of formal rooms and Victorian decor swirling in my head, I came upon Tamra Davis' Victorian shoe tutorial on theCardLadies website. Everything just clicked together. I used her shoe pattern and the directions to make the ruffle. Everything else is my unique take on designing a shoe.

In my stash, I found this ornate cardstock from K& Co called Que Sera Sera Bird's Nest. Here is a photo of it before I cut it up for the Victorian shoe:
I really got the most out of one sheet of paper.
I placed the shoe pattern over the left side. I used that bottom left section for the scallop trim where I placed some sparkly buttons. I cut out one flower for the toe, one flower and the bird for the top of the shoe, and a butterfly for the heel. Then I discovered I didn't have anything for the ruffle. Much to my surprise (timing is everything), my sister-in-law delivered some beautiful felt flocked paper from my niece-in-law ---thanks, dear! I went crazy adding as many embellies as I could find in my stash. From the bird's beak, I hung a sign with a sentiment made with a QKD stamp. It was the perfect finishing touch. Then I had to figure out how to photograph the shoe, so I mounted it on some coordinating green cardstock. Here is the finished project:

Don't forget to end your hop at the QKD store . There are some wonderful specials going on there! And be sure to use my special code for an additional 10% discount! Here's a direct link to the stamp I used on today's project: Sayings Mini Stamp Set
I had trouble deciding between A Touch of Class because of the shoe design and Our nest is Blessed because of the bird's nest I put in the top of the shoe. You can see which one won out.

Here's our new Monday QKD blog hop list, to help you navigate in cyberspace.
QKD blog-
Alex's blog
Vicki's blog--
Kelly's blog
Helene's blog -- You're here with me!
Penny's blog
Meredith's blog
Linda's blog
Anita's blog
Sara's blog
Ashley's blog
Queen Kat Designs Store


linnes said...

wow, great take on the inspiration photo!

Kelly Braund said...

Very cool!

Anita said...

Oh my Helene, I love your card and your room is gorgeous as well.

Queen Kat said...

very nice. :)

stephanie said...

Oh my, it's gorgeous.

Nancyroo said...

wow! what a beautiful and unique project! So special.

janis said...

really gorgeous!!!! love, love, love it!!!

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