Monday, 10 May 2010

Shoes

I have big feet. I just do. They're size 9. They're so big I misjudged door frames several times, walking into them and breaking the little toe of each foot more than once. Bleh...

I love these shoes - they're so comfortable, they go with most of my more casual outfits, and they actually make my feet look smaller than they are!


A side note: Amy asked if I ever get funny looks while taking photos for my Project 365. Um - yes.... This photo was one of several that I took by holding the camera at arm's length in front of me. I took about 8 pictures to try to get the angle right. It was only after the 8th shot that I remembered I was in a public place - the cafe area at Legoland, in fact - and that there were a lot of people around wondering what on earth I was doing!!

When I did get the shot I wanted, I had to scrap it. Well, of course I did! Here's what I got:


I had fun piling on lots of details: I painted a background area, then layered on the packaging from a rubber stamp, one of the darling crochet flowers Deb sent me, a tag, some crystals, a ring measurer (a nod towards the size of my feet!) and the photo; I added some stamped images and a rub-on title, then added silver micro-beads to a chipboard arrow, and painted and inked a chipboard heart before coating it with Glossy Accents and adding another crystal. This is one of my favourite recent layouts :-)

13 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

It's so much fun to scrap, isn't it? I haven't made a layout in a while, and I miss it! I'm looking forward to doing a few layouts this week.
Rinda

Ruth said...

I scapped a LO about my feet last year, I'll see if I can find you the link (it was part of Shimelle's year long Scrap Like You Mean It challenge). Oh, and my size are only a size 4, even though I am almost 5'7" ~ they stopped growing before the rest of me did!

Lizzie said...

Wow! This is one of the best, most successful "white space" layouts I have seen! I love how you have fitted all that detail into the bottom corner, yet it doesn't look crowded; how you have kept the colour-palette fairly muted and limted, but it's not boring; the little details and bits & pieces that make you look, then look more closely.
This is a really great layout - an it's all about a pair of shoes!
You and Sian should start a "shoe scrapping club"!

Anesha said...

Fab layout, sorry your hurt your foot. Love comfy shoes. Anesha

Nadine said...

I've big feet too ):

well, not as big but big for my size.
so I try and hide it by wearing
fat skateboarding shoes XD

simple layout with white space = I
liiiike ^^

Cheri said...

great layout! I had the same issue with getting photos during Picture Spring. A few strange looks at the park when I was holding up a dandelion and blinding myself shooting straight into the sun!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Funky Shoes....Fab Fab Fab LO...you are the master of white space!! (or should that be Mistress?!!!)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I love all the texture you have on that page! Looks great!

scrappyjacky said...

Love the layout....I'd never dare do one with soooooo much white space......but it looks brill.

Rachel B said...

I love your page Mel and really admire your courage for picture taking! I must try to be braver in public!!!

Amy said...

Love it! I agree completely with Lizzie :-)

I'm a size 9 as well but fortunately no broken toes here ... cute shoes by the way. So glad that there are stories to go with the photos and the attempt at photos, don't you think that is what helps to make the 365 project so meaningful? We start to remember the little things that make life so good.

Karen said...

Love the scrapbook page. I love that look, but never have pulled it off successfully---your's is great. I hope I'm braver with my camera this week as I'm going to attempt A Week in the Life while Sarah is here.

I recently discovered that my foot had "grown" a half size bigger. I guess as you age, your arches fall and the foot gets longer. I had to get rid of a lot of cute shoes. (Of course, I had to buy a few pairs too.)

Deb said...

I love the way you painted the background and layers everything on top - a great way to anchor everything.

So funny, I'm looking at your detail and thought, "Hey, that looks just like the flowers I crochet..." duh! lol Love the way it looks on your layout, Mel!