Monday, March 1, 2010

Elegant Marie Antoinette Paper Shoe #1



Here are 3 views of the first of 4 shoes that I'm creating for a Marie Antoinette Elegant Shoe Swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group on Ning. This paper shoe is 8" long by 2.5" wide and filled with antique lace and trim from Flights of Fancy Boutique (my favorite on-line trim store). Some of the antique lace was hand-tatted by my Maternal Great-Grandmother. I wish my Grandmother was still here to see it. She'd love to see what I'm doing with all the lace and trim she gave me. I managed to charm myself today...I've never made anything like this before. Stay tuned...three more different shoes to come shortly.

16 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Oh, these shoes are so pretty!! Just love them!

Terri Gordon said...

Kris, your shoe is just beautiful. They are very addicting. Once I got going I could not stop, I would find more papers and want to do more. Love your blog, beautiful. Have a great week. I hope I get one of your beautiful shoes. Hugs, Terri

Terri said...

Oh this is exquisite! I love the beautiful bow and the color scheme.
Great job! I can't wait to see the rest of them.

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic! Well done.

Sarah said...

Beautifully done and embellished to perfection!

Miss Iowa said...

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!! Oh my goodness, can I have this? LOL! I, too, wish my grandmother were still alive to see some of the things I make. She was an artist and I think she would really appreciate all the beautiful items people make with mostly paper.

Robin said...

Your talent never ceases to amaze me! Your shoe looks beautiful and that trim is gorgeous. Are you sure you've never made one of these before?????

Ragamuffin Gal said...

How dainty, elegant, and ethereal these shoes are ~ you are such a talented artist! I always love to visit and see what you are created ~ and I am never disappointed with everything I find here. Wishing you many blessings! <3 Katie

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! Unbelievable, Kris!

debi said...

Kris, Your shoe is stunning! And your laces and trims look beautiful too!

Dragon said...

Woo Kris, fantastic as ever!!! I LOVE your work - you are SO talented - and have missed seeing it... I have been out of the loop for a long while but back now!! Wonderful lace.
Frankie
xx

Shelly Hickox said...

This is AMAZING Kris! One of the prettiest things I've ever seen.

❦TattingChic said...

That show is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and everything ties in so nicely with the lace! I love tatted lace. I am looking in the photos and I don't see any tatting, but I'd love to see a more detailed photo of your grandmother's tatted lace! How special! :)

Deb (dcorder) said...

Just incredible! They are so gorgeous.

Terri said...

As I have said on the Marie site, your shoes are gorgeous! So well done!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE this one ... the colors are stunning and that ribbon ... gorgeous!!