Saturday, 23 May 2009

Georgias baby shoes.....

Having discovered these pretty pink leather baby shoes in the Attic recently, I put them to one side thinking I might scrap with them one day. They got knocked around from room to room and Ben and Georgia kept on pulling them out of the box they were in so I thought about a solution and came up with this.......these beautiful K & Co papers from the Bubbly Funk May kit were perfect...not too much pattern and really green and thinking was that a dark background would emphasise the pink shoes and I think it has worked ok.

(It was tricky to photograph because of the glass so I'm sorry about any reflections!)

I was devastated to discover that Wilkinsons don't sell these anymore so I had to pinch one that I'd already started....oh well at least I'd already painted the frame!!
I love using rub-ons on pale frames because thats when I think they show up the best...I just can't seem to get the hang of them on layouts? Maybe it's just me!!

I thought the bunting was a great way of suspending the title and although a little tricky to get placed it hangs lovely with a little help from some PVA on the string to stiffen the shape!!

So from now on Georgia can admire her baby shoes and not keep on moving them and losing them as they will be firmly attached to a wall or shelf!!

Thanks to Caroline from Bubbly Funk for putting together such a stunning kit. I have stroked and worshipped every piece of paper and chipboard in this kit!!

I have also taken the liberty of having a sneak peek at next months kit on the net and it will be a big change for me.....but I am looking forward to the challenge and to making some rather masculine items just in time for Fathers Day!!

Love and tiny toes

Ruth xxx


Anne Kristine said... beautiful!
Love your work!
Have a nice weekend.
hugs Anne

ARTful Wings said...

Wow - this is a work of art - I would never have thought of doing something like this - Ruth it is really gorgeous x

Helena said...

Awww this is fantastic!!! Love it all!!! Aimee's first shoes were boots as it was winter when she started to walk, now where am I going to find a shadow box to fit them, lol!!!

Also let me say congrads on your layout in SB inspirations, it is beautiful!


sam21ski said...

Fab Ruth, but I am saddened to discover that Wilkos don't sell them any more, they were perfect and the smaller ones xxxx

Ruth aka alteredgeisha said...

Tell me about it Sam I am really gutted the little ones were cute and I was planning on doing something with them one day...I also have 2 of the big 12x12 ones but Ben doesn't have one in his room:(

LazyKay said...

What a lovely way to store/display these important items - baby's 'first steps' covers so many things and of course what else would one need for first steps but first shoes? You've mounted them perfectly a great memento.


Marjolein said...

Gorgeous, love what you did with those totally cute shoes!