Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Just Me and My Chucks

Well, I don't have any Chuck Taylors anymore, but I had a pair of hot pink ones when I was in high school (to wear with my pegged jeans or black and white polka dot bubble skirt). I married a guy with a pair of old black Chucks, and and when you combine that DNA together, what do you get? Bright blue baby Chucks, of course (can you believe it took me grad Biology classes to deduce that?).

So I'm playing along with the Summer Card Camp's color challenge this week and paired it up with the Cards blog challenge, and this is what I made:


This card was inspired by Jaclyn's pictures of Fancy Pants's new line at CHA (see her pics here).

I have the digital Cosmo Cricket Candy Candy from The Boyfriend line, and this shoe is one of the digital elements. I resized, recolored (it was a red and cream shoe beforehand...hope I'm not violating anything by changing it!), flipped the image, and then printed it. Okay, I printed it twice since I didn't have the color right the first time.

Next, I punched holes where the eyelets are, and I laced Honeydew and Peapod twine from the Twinery. I rolled tape on the end of the twine, which really looks like a shoelace end. If you look, you can see I alternated which twine was on top (because I'm pretty neurotic):


The fabulous sentiment is from the Pocket Full of... KOM from Unity, which I stamped and embossed. Finally, I traced the shoe and added a light blue shadow with a Copic (had to get that light blue color in for the Summer Card Camp challenge). I think the card could work for a guy or a girl.
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

33 comments:

  1. Hehehe, cute card. I had a pair of shoes like this. I had to dye mine this color wayyyyyyyy..... back in the early 70's LOL....LOL.... Your card brings back memories. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. when I 1st saw this... I know I have to show this to Matin later... He loves his converse!!! and I know hes gonna love this
    THE CARD is STUNNING.. perfect for boys too... Love this to bits... TFS... hugs...xoxo

    p/s: got your email... will reply soon..xx

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  3. You rock. This card is most awesome. I had those jeans too, I'm pretty sure of it.

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  4. So so cool! Love the laces and the tape for the end (and the neurotic switching of colours!).

    I had a black pair covered in multi-coloured florescent paint spatters. I loved those shoes...

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  5. This is awesome! You're on a roll!! I expect to see this card posted on the Create blog as one of the winners!!

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  6. This is fabulous, Jocelyn! I love that you were inspired by Jaclyn in more ways than one! I love those two colours of twine mixed together, too, just like the kitty cast I made with Lindsey. ;)

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  7. So clever! Love the colors on this and those laces! :)

    P/s: Thanks for your sweet thought...really appreciate it! :)

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  8. Oh my goodness this is so cute! LOVE what you did with the twine and the overall design is just clean, graphic deliciousness! :)

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  9. This is adorable! I love how you used the eyelets and twine!

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  10. Totally cool! Fab CAS design, love that hint of twine!
    I am just trying to imagine you in a quote 'polka dot bubble skirt' unquote! (lol)

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  11. Absolutely adorable! I love that you were inspired and I love that you used twine for the shoelaces. Great sentiment too!

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  12. This is AMAZING. I love love love it. ;)

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  13. This card is so, like, totally rad! Also glad those grad Bio classes finally came in handy in order for you to figure out what type of Chucks you and your husband would spawn. :)

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  14. You crack me up!!! This is so stinkin' adorable! Love it girl! You ROCK the card making planet!

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  15. You are so clever! Awesome card

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  16. Hi Jocelyn! So glad I found your card in the SCC gallery! This is so cool! Love your paper pieced shoe and those fabby shoelaces! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments!

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  17. OMG - seriously fun and totally cool. You are so creative! Great work.

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  18. This card is soooo cute and creative! And Chuck Taylors, or just Chucks as we call them, are still so in style it's funny!

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  19. Super cute card!!! Congrats!! :-)

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  20. Jocelyn! Congrats on your card being chosen!!!

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  21. AWESOME card!!! Love the creativity and it is super cool!

    lisa a.

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  22. Wow! How awesome is this! I saw it in Create blog and was totally BLOWN away! How stinky cute with that twine! I was wondering how you made the shoe image...very clever! Thanks so much for the sweet comments! I cherish each one of them so much!

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  23. Very cool card. Love how you used twine and eyelet.

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  24. This is so cool, Jocelyn! The shoe looks amazing and I just love all the details, the punched holes, the twine and the tape at the end of the twine (that is such a clever idea!), great card!

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  25. Whoop whoop! Congrats on your shout out over at CARDS!

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  26. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I am so so so in love with all the cards you make! I'm going to have to bookmark it separately so that I can go back and check out all your older posts. Thanks for sharing them all!

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  27. I just wanted to personally THANK YOU for using our baker's twine on so many of your cards and projects! I saw the creation you made for the twine CARDS Magazine Challenge and it's absolutely adorable! I'd like to send you a little gift for using our twine! Email me at thetwinery@yahoo.com

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  28. What a fabulous card! The twine laces are perfect.

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  29. This is oh so cute! I love how you used the twine for the shoelaces. I have a pair of white chucks. Love them!

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  30. It's not neurotic, it's fabulously detail-oriented!!!
    I beyond-adore this shoe - and paired with that sentiment...love it. LOVE IT!

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  31. I love shoes. And love shoe cards even more. Your sneaker card with the baker's twine for laces is wonderful !

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