Wednesday, June 22, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Creates Fluorescent Shoes

Seeing as today is the special release of the large Groovy Shoes sets (don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win the set of your choice), I thought I'd show you a couple more shoe cards. Ready for the first one? Got your sunglasses on?

How about this one?

A couple of weeks ago I had a stencilling session with my ARTplorations stencils. I used clear texture paste on mixed media paper to create several panels for my stash which were then ready for colour to be added to them. In this case I sponged Distress Inks onto the panels then polished them with a paper towel, which helps to blend the colour but also removes any excess colour that is sitting on the stencilled areas.

In my stash I also had two panels of mixed media paper that had been sponged with Dylusions paint that were the perfect match for these stencilled panels:

I stamped the shoes (Groovy Platform Shoes) onto the sponged panels using Versafine Onyx Black, which dries eventually on painted surfaces, but because I was too impatient, I heat-embossed the shoes with clear embossing powder.

Then it was just a case of adhering the panels to my base cards, adhering the cut-out stamped images on top and stamping the sentiments (Groovy Shoes). Because the sentiments were stamped onto inked (rather than painted) surfaces, the ink absorbed straight away and didn't need embossing.

Remember, if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and add your project to our Spotlight Project Showcase you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).

Products Shirley used in today's project:



  1. Brought back lots of memories and brought a smile to my face. Loving the groovy colours and shoes and fabulous job you've done with them x

  2. Hawt, hawt, hawt! Love these shows. Also love those colors you chose.

  3. Hawt, hawt, hawt! Love these shows. Also love those colors you chose.

  4. Groovy, indeed! These are va-va-voom hot shoes cards in every way!

  5. Wow...what Groovy cards Shirley. Love your colors stenciling and shoes :-) Hugs, Nancy

  6. What groovy cards Shirley - love the backgrounds, and the fact they matched the other painted papers beautifully was serendipitous indeed.

  7. Love these bright colors! Awesome backgrounds!

  8. oh yeah we go back to the 70th *lol
    great looking !!!
    CU hellerlittle

  9. Wowsers!!! So super impressive, these cards knocked my socks off!! Super fun!!

  10. Your shoe cards are so fun and any girl would love your cards

  11. LOVE the bright colorful background behind these groovy shoes' cards:)


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