It began last year as an idea to accompany The Boot but it took ages to find the right shoe. It couldn't be any old shoe, it had to have the right look to begin with and I finally found it a couple of months ago in a charity shop. There was only one shoe so I got it for a small donation rather than throw it in the recycle bin.
I covered the heel with aluminium tape to help keep the bolt on and hide the join.
The inside of the shoe had to be hidden after all the things that have been attached to it so I have chopped up some polystyrene and covered it with a dark red fabric that matches the stitching all around the shoe. This is not stuck in so if anything comes undone or the music stops working it can be sorted without destroying the shoe.
The clock is made from a charm stuck on to card and covered with a Glass Glintz dome, stuck on with Glossy Accents. The wings are from a butterfly stamp cut out and stuck on the back. It is attached to the memo pin with a jump ring.
The light bulb paperclip is from a stationary shop but I can't remember which one ...sorry, that's what happens when you spend the best part of a year collecting bits and pieces, but it is fun.
The right side of the shoe has been dabbed with silver acrylic paint and then I've stuck on some cogs I die cut out of an old pie dish. If you run the pie dish through the Bigshot without any dies it will squash it down nicely ready for you to select what you want to cut. They have been grunged a little with brown paint.
flower that you saw last month has been attached to the heel.
I hope Cinderella likes her shoe, the Prince could have The Boot. They would make quite a couple don't you think?
I didn't have a particular challenge in mind when I started this as I didn't know how long it would take. Imagine my delight this morning when up pops Make My Monday's new challenge of anything but a card!!! There are also a couple of steampunk challenges on the go at the moment so lucky me.
I would like to enter this shoe in the following challenges:
SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge - Fairytale
Try It On Tuesday - Inventors, Inventions & Steampunk
Make My Monday - Anything BUT a card
Crafty Emblies - Anything goes
These are amazing, love them allReplyDelete
Absolutely fantastic, Rocky!ReplyDelete
A brilliant idea and a stunning make with a lot of thought put into!!!
Thank you for joining SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges AND TioT's "inventors" challenge with this!
die amelie - Claudia xx
Oh my gosh what wonderful piece have you created wowReplyDelete
Thank you indeed for joinng the SanDee&Amelie´s STEAMPUNK CHALLENGE
What fun, love your altered steam punk shoe ( and that light bulb paper clip!! ) Thanks for playing along with us over at Try it on Tuesday Inventors/Inventions challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ReplyDelete
What a fabulous project, so inspirational.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday this week,
Oh my god i love this... Wow what an amazing project, thank you for joining us this week at make my Monday xxReplyDelete
Just stunning!! Thanks for joining us at TioT. CindyReplyDelete
wow wow wow - that's a fantastic designer shoe - an incredible steampunk artworkReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at MMM with your fabulous steampunk shoeReplyDelete
Suzi B x
Rocky, this is AMAZING. LOVE the amazing details--you always blow me away with your creations! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)ReplyDelete
PS: I've got a DT call going for a new challenge called House of Cards and I'd love it if you'd consider entering! :)
Wow... what a fab piece!.. you'll have to have a new project to collect and rummage for now :-)ReplyDelete
This is so awesome! It looks like it was so much fun to make! Love the steampunk! :)ReplyDelete
How fun! I love to see projects that have been brewing in ones mind completed! Really terrific! Go Steampunk!