Saturday, September 15, 2012

Where the heart loves...

Boy, oh boy, did I do some walking on this card. Not physically, of course, but mentally I was pacing back and forth.  The ever fantastic Christina Barnes is hosting this week at Our Creative Corner.  Please visit the main blog to read more about this week's Sketch Challenge for a Male with the additional option of using monochromatic colors.  Having read Christina's motivation for this week's challenge, I was so touched and  inspired, I decided to create this template of a wing-tip shoe along with a Maltese Proverb in honor of someone very special in her life.  Just briefly, I stayed with monochromatic browns (with the exception of one little red heart) and houndstooth embossed some brown corrugated cardboard, layered it with white corrugated cardboard and then layered that with sheet music strips to While Strolling Through The Park One Day and topped it off with the paper pieced shoe.  Hope you enjoy this card and thank you so much for your visit. 
Hugs,
Lisa xx
Here's my sketch that you are welcome to take if you'd like to. Have a wonderful day!



33 comments:

Chrissy said...

This is fantastic Lisa. love everything about it, the music papers, the backing and the fantastic shoe with its paper piecing..and paper piercing..and then the tiny splash of red..
Fabulous...

luv CHRISSYxx

Annie said...

Hi Lisa ....sorry I haven't popped in for a few weeks but I was on vacation then kinda struggled to find crafty time.

Love your shadow box and zero to 60 card also what's cooking' you certainly have been busy my crafty friend.

This is amazing and a fab shoe sketch indeed. Very inspirational. You can see that a lot of love and care has been put in to your project.

Crafty hugs Annie xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow ... this is amazing.. i love that shoe. I am a sucker for old fashioned musicals and movies.. and as soon as i saw this i thought of m matinee idol Jean kelly... i bet he had a pair is shoes just like this ..
Fabulous card
Have a great day
Lisa x

Alyce said...

Lisa this is so fun! What a great design...I lvoe the shoe and how you have decorated it...fab sentiment too :) Hope you have been doing well lately :) xxx

butterfly said...

Wonderful shoe.. looks absolutely fabulous! And I love your monochrome musical card...
Alison x

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

holy moly girl, you made me think of Fred Astaire dancing in the old movies... I loved how classy he was and so your card is very classy! Love the sketch :-)

Alex said...

This is really a lovely card. Different than anything I have recently seen for composition. FABULOUS!

Annie said...

hi Lisa

just to say that the white handles are drawer handles. My dad made me some ink blenders and a holder using blocks of wood, drawer handles and velcro. Clever dad !!
Just made a quick tag as I am working on an altered book....so wish I had made some ink splats on it before taking photos !!
xx

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

I love this, wow, I never thought of a shoe but now my mind is dreaming up cards galore, thank you bunches hugs, Cathy

Sandy said...

I love all the layers and your sketch is great Lisa. It reminds me of THE GREAT GATSBY. Can't get over what an incredible job you have done with that shoe -- I can sing the song, but how in the heck does one come up with a Maltese proverb? Wait - do I hear MENSA calling??? Beautifully done Lisa and so very creative!
Sandy

lady e said...

Great card, what a clever idea! And sketch is just gorgeous!
Hugs Lady E

Sonia said...

Gorgeous idea dear Lisa..this shoe is wonderful:) And you have Made a fabulous card:) I adore musical sheet:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Anita Houston said...

How darn fun is this?!? I love that winged tip shoe! The laces are grand and so is the corrugated paper! Fabulous!

Jeanne J said...

I can't believe you came up with your own template!! You are putting me to shame girl! The wing tip shoe is amazing. Love the pattern and the piercing. You got all the detaisl right and this one is perfect for the guys! You even got your music / lyrics to coordinate with your theme... brilliant!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Thanks so much!

Christina Barnes said...

Wow Lisa, this is brilliant! I love the sheet music and that shoe is amazing, so many gorgeous little details. Very inspirational - thank you.
Chris xx

Tracy said...

Bet your kiddies would laugh you out of the house for singing that song. I'm sure they certainly wouldn't recognize it like we "old" folks do. LOL The shoe is genius and some awesome pencil work girl. I really like how you did the paper piercing on the toe. Looks totally authentic! Great job Twang!

Sue said...

Hello Q
What a wonderful Brogue you have sketched, but not only that you have coloured and tied it up perfectly, and set it so well into this design. It has amazing texture, uniqueness and a little sentimental quality to it as well. It is perfect for a man.
Smiles:)
Onion

Lynne said...

Wow! This shoe is amazing. Thanks so much. Lynne from OZ

Shahrul Niza said...

Fabulous sketch, Lisa!. Another lovely monochromatic piece from ya. Gorgeous embossing for background and musical sheets. This card makes me want to twirl!:).

Mary J said...

wow, you are such a talented gal! I lvoe this shoe, Lisa! Fab card too - gorgeous texture and layout!

craftinka said...

Hi Lisa, it's Justyna here (craftinka), thank you very much for very inspiring comment on my blog. the challenge was fun fun fun! your card is great, I love the shoe I'll use it in one of my creations with pleasure. Happy creating, hugs J. :)

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fantastic card and great sketch, Lisa.

Mitra Pratt said...

oh.MY.gOOdness.gracious!

I LOVE that SHOE!! Love the little pop of red, this is amazing and PURE LISA GENUS!!!

Lisa S. said...

How cute is this??? Very cute indeed lol. I love the monochromatic look and thanks for the wingtip template, it's fab. Another outstanding Minckler creation!!! :-)

Nicecrane Designs said...

I am really impressed with your creativity,,, OMG love this card,,,so different to anyone.,

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. This shoe is really cute. I can't wait to use it. Sherry T

Shelby said...

As always, I just absolutely adore your creativity. The music sheet is so perfect and your drawing is spectacular...you go girl

Shelby

scrapclose2theheart said...

Love it. Thanks.

Kim Price said...

Lisa you are absolutely amazing each and every week. This card using the sketch at OCC is a real showstopper - I love it!

ellyscard creatief said...

Hele mooie kaart met prachtige details.
Gr, Elly

Lori said...

You created a fabulous shoe! And that red heart just sets it all off. Music and sentiment are the perfect pair!

Margaret said...

Wonderful! The red heart adding the perfect splash of color, the amazing texture, the paper pieced shoe (fabulous laces!!), but I really had to smile at the sheet music! Perfect for the overall theme of your card and also made me think of an old Bugs Bunny cartoon! Such a great masculine card and thanks for sharing the shoe!!