I have a project to show you today that I have just fallen in love with. It's not my original design but that of Denise Hahn for Graphic 45. This was shown on Monday of this week so take a hop over there and see the video Denise did.
What I am speaking of is this Christmas pair of ballet slippers! I have given you several shots of these so you can see them up close and personal. Be sure to double click to enlarge the details. Denise made hers from G45's 12 Days of Christmas paper. My paper is a combination of the lines of several companies. I used an image of the Christ Child in one shoe which was an old card front I saved and the angel image is from Pion Design which is a company from Sweden. Their papers are totally gorgeous and more and more available in the US now than they used to be. If you can find yourself some, you won't be disappointed. The slipper paper has large snowflakes which are glittery on a pale blue/green background. I used some braided and pearl trim as well as cream ribbon with Recollection roses and little snowflakes of various sizes on the toes. Lastly, I added pearls and Stickles for some bling.
I won't say these were a snap to make but they were not impossible. You just have to take your time and go slow. Denise's video is excellent and just goes through the construction of the slipper itself. She leaves the fun part of decorating to you. They would make a wonderful addition to a tree, hung on a doorknob, or as a gift for a dear friend. Enjoy!