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Wednesday, October 12 2011
We hop with the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Die Blog Hop featuring Dies designed by Eilleen Hull. Today's hop, the Wrapped Flower Die Visit the Oh My Crafts Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a die. Visit today only (10/13/11) and receive 25% off all Eileen Hull dies. Promo Code: SZEH25. (This offer excludes Outlet items and can't be combined with any other discounts.) Follow the Fresh Vintage Blutton in the right side bar to view all of the wonderful projects created by talented designers.

Vintage Slipper with Wee Mousekin
Along with the Wrapped Flower Die Eileen sent me some doughnut Katiedid components  by the very talented Katie Hacker to use in my design. I wanted to incorporate also one of my very favorite techniques in the design as well, needle felting wee creatures.

I was inspired by some lace I found in my stash and a bag of broken pearl necklaces I picked up at the flea market this past weekend. The pearls are a range of gorgeous vintage hues. Not being a jewelry designer Katiedid components were great as I could glue broken pieces of pearl necklace into the doughnut components. The slipper is a version of the fun shoe I made at a Make and Take at Summer CHA at the Tombow booth with designer friend Marie Browning.

Eileen asked us to think outside the box with using the die in other ways, to show how versatile the die is. I used it to create a flower, layers of paper, lace and felt. I also used the pieces to make the double layer hat, collar and dress for my wee Mousekin. The scalloped pieces were perfect for the outfit.

The Tools                                           The Materials
Wrapped Flower Die                        Ivory Lace, Pearls, Ribbon, Buttons
Sizzix Big Shot                        National NonWovens Ivory Felt, Nat Wool
Katiedid Doughnut Components         STYROFOAM TM Egg                    
Westcott Brand Non Stick Scissors     Ivory, Tan Cardstock & Paper
Clover Pen Needle Tool                    Adhesive

Making the slipper, tan cardstock covered with lace.
Create the flower as shown in die instructions. Add pearl filled Katiedid doughnut to center of flower. Flower is glued to show front.
Finish decorating slipper with ribbons, buttons, pearls and second component. Add a rolled note as second option to give as a gift. Create mouse by following Needle Felting techniques here. Layer flower lace and felt flower pieces to make hat and dress. Add pearls and ribbon.
Posted by: Debra Quartermain, CEO! AT 11:45 pm   |  Permalink   |  12 Comments  |  Email
Posted by Eileen Hull on 10/13/2011 - 01:28 AM
Holy cow Debra! Your projects are amazing! What a cool idea to make a shoe and the little guy nestled in there with the flower bonnet is adorable. So outside the box, so cool! Thanks so much for joining the hop. And gald to see everything arrived in time :-)
Posted by Ann Butler on 10/13/2011 - 03:13 AM
Beautiful Debra....
Posted by Sharon on 10/13/2011 - 10:38 AM
This is just beautiful, Debra! I love the textures you've combined in your flower. (How did I miss this last week?)
Posted by Marie Browning on 10/13/2011 - 01:49 PM
OMG! your slipper is gorgeous! Thanks for the mention dear friend!
Posted by KimberlyRae on 10/13/2011 - 02:24 PM
Love Love Love it all! G O R G E O U S!! Hugs and Blessings, KimberlyRae
Posted by Linda Carson on 10/13/2011 - 04:35 PM
WOW! What an awe inspiring project! That's vintage artwork at its best!
Posted by Jonathan F on 10/13/2011 - 07:50 PM
Debra, I thought this project was gorgeous. But then when I saw your instructions and saw that you actually made that slipper out of cardstock, I was blown away. And then everything you did to embellish it put it over the top. You are amazing.
Posted by Anita Braddock on 10/13/2011 - 11:08 PM
Beautiful love the shoe the Lace is Beautiful. the flower is beautiful. and the little Mousekine supper cute. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
Posted by Madeline Arendt on 10/14/2011 - 02:05 AM
Oh Debra, so gorgeous yet fun and playful. Just love your ideas!
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 10/14/2011 - 11:22 AM
Thank you everyone for such kind comments! I am so enjoying the Sizzix challenges and using the beautiful dies! Thank you Eileen!
Posted by Myléne Hillam on 10/14/2011 - 11:48 AM
Absolutely gorgeous, Debra! Such a sweet little mousekin with so many clever little details.
Posted by gscrapbooks on 11/09/2011 - 08:17 AM
What a beautifully detailed project. Gorgeous work!

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