Thursday, May 13, 2010

Monthly Blog Hop Really Reasonable Ribbon




On the 13th of each month, the Design Team for Really Reasonable Ribbon will host a blog hop. We will be highlighting different ribbons from the store - and every month, you will have the chance to win our Ribbon of the Month kit! How awesome is that? If you have been following the ribbon path to get here, you should have arrived from Mindy's blog. If you just stumbled upon this hop, then you will want to go back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings to start. Be sure to leave a little love at each team member's post to be eligible to win this month's kit.

Besides loving ribbon, I am also a shoe girl. I have seen these adorable 3 dimensional shoes popping up all over blogland and wanted to give it a try. I used the template from Artful Affirmations.
I originally made this flower for a card, but...it turned out a little bigger than I thought it would, so decided it would make a perfect shoe ornament. I used 1.5" wide dark purple grosgrain ribbon, and used a folding and stitching technique to form the shape. I sewed Swarovski crystals in the center folds to help define the shape. Underneath the rosette, I added a simple bow of gorgeous old gold silk. Finally, you may recognize the brown looped organza from this month's ribbon club. I love that ribbon!

Thanks for looking at my project! Your next stop on the hop is Amber's Blog. I know she will have something wonderful to share with you.

Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Shiney, Sparkly, Special
ABC - "U" unused stash (Czech glass button and DP's)
Alota - flowers
Crafty Angels - One for the girls
Quixotic - DIY flowers
Wild Flower Wednesday - Ribbon, sparkles, dimension

27 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh wow, this is so COOL!!

Teresa said...

What a great shoe! That ribbon is gorgeous!

jonaks said...

wow, I love your shoe!!!

True :) said...

Too fun!
I thought it was a real shoe at first!
Hugs,
True :D

Liz Weber said...

Hi Gina :-)

I have one word - WOWZERS. How absolutely fantastic does that show look.. Your use of the ribbon is amazing and the Swarovski crystals are the perfect touch!

Pam said...

I am blown away by this creation!
Fabulous use of the flower!
Hugs to you,
Pam

Kelly Massman said...

OMG! How cute!

MrsETaylor said...

Okay Gini. I'm hiring you to design my next pair of shoes. These are the Manolo Blahnik's of the craft world my dear. AWESOME

Bonnie Garby - Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a great project Gini!! I think you might have to show us how to make that wonderful flower!

Misseke said...

AWESOME - what a beautiful shoe - great inspiration ;)

Misseke

Helene said...

Love your shoe....hmmm I wonder if it comes in my size. Thanks for entering the Alota Rubber Stamps flower challenge.

Kerri said...

How cute and creative, Gini! Love it!!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Amazing.....great job....and I love that ribbon/bow.....

Beautiful Greetings said...

Fabulous project! I absolutely love the colors too.

Cheryl Walker said...

OMGosh this is Beautiful I love it!!! Love your flower tooo, and your shoe turned out perfect!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Vik said...

Love that organza and the grosgrain ribbons together. What a clever little design!!!

Cor* said...

SHUT UP- How totally wicked is this. At first I thought "what a nice shoe".....only to find out it's not real! LOVE IT!!!! Good one!

Susan Dupre said...

Just one big WOW!

Angela said...

Gini, I love the shoe and that ribbon looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining in our Wild Flower Patch Challenge.
Hugs:)
Angela

Cassie_lu said...

The is jaw dropping amazing.

Amber said...

Eek....Gini this is too cute! LOVE it!!!
Hugs
Amber

Kym Weber said...

OMG! What a stunning and spectacular shoe! Absolutely beautiful! Fabulous job!

~Hugs~Kym

Chris said...

wow what a cool idea!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the inspiration!

Thea said...

Gorgeous! I've not seen anything like this.

Denise said...

WOW! What a really great project! So unique and beautiful!

My Little Space said...

Fantastic project.

Thank you for joining in with our challenge this week at PTW.

Mandy

Jen said...

Love how you use ribbon...fantastic creation..wish they were real shoes..heehee! And that bow is perfect for the shoe front!