Monthly Archives: April 2016

Decoupage shoes



Hope your all enjoying the weekend, I’ve just finished decorating a pair of shoes…..

I had this pair of gold shoes and they are so comfortable but they were starting to look tatty….

decoupage-shoes-before-front-view decoupage-shoes-sanded

I started by giving them a light rub down with fine sandpaper, then chose some rice paper to cover them with, this is my first go using rice paper, I quite liked it as it’s a bit stronger than paper napkins.

I cut the rice paper into small squares then into triangles, then using modge pod I glue the pieces onto the shoe…

decoupage shoes


I wasn’t sure whether to cover the frill, but then decided I would, this was a bit tricky as it’s all fabric and I had to do it in stages.

decoupage shoes front

I covered the whole shoe with a varnish, but before I wear them out I think I will look into coating them with an outdoor sealer.

decoupage shoes heels

the heels


side view

decoupage shoes side

so I will be wearing these on a night out in May…. I might do a bag if I get time

thanks for looking today

happy crafting


Love Music


Hello visitors

Its been a lovely day here, quite warm and the sun has been out, well at least until tea time then we had rain… but that’s British weather for you.

My Daughter moved house just over a month ago, and so my 4-year-old grand-daughter Chloe has a lovely new bedroom, so I decided to make a new Picture for her room, it was already decorated in a lovely plum colour and I had some 12 x 12 plum vellum and matching plum card.

So to start with I cut a piece of 12 x 12 mount board and glued onto it my backing paper, I tore the vellum more or less in half and glued this to one side.


then I distressed the edges with seedless preserve distress ink.

distressed layout

I laid out all of the embellishments that I wanted to include, these were a couple of strands of wool, a heart I made from plaster of paris, and flowers and beads from old jewellery

embellishments 2

The other embellishments I added were die cut butterflies, a flourish and the flowers were Heartfelt creations sun-kissed fleur

embellishments 1

I embossed these with clear embossing powder, and used distress ink on the flowers.


I mounted my photo onto white card then onto plum card, and added some plum triangles to the corners.


I inserted the photo just behind the vellum and added the embellishments

heartfelt creations sunkissed fleur

I added some wooden letters to finish off

love music canvas

I ended up mounting it onto a piece of MDF, and fixed some hooks to the back

Thanks for stopping by today