Saturday, February 22, 2014

Shoes Addictions... The Dream of Becoming a Designer...

It's almost near end February... OMG!! And... This coming Monday I'm heading back to school to pursue a professional Footwear Design and Product Development Diploma at, conducted by one of the renowned Italian Footwear Institution, Ars Sutoria... Yes it's a scholarship I had won in my shoes design competition last month which is like a dream come true...

To kick start for this wonderful journey, I decided to do a mixed media layout on my winning pieces which I designed for the competition using the sketch for this month Once Upon A Sketch challenge and Graphic 45 Bohemia Bazaar paper collection, which I had used greatly for my competition... The colours suits the summer theme so much and this is close to perfection...

As for The Technique Twist Challenge upcoming twisted challenge, I'm revealing this prematurely is incorporated here as well - faux frame...

I just love how the background turn out...

"Henceforth... I become a shoe designer..." Journaling text here
over a small piece of transparency...
A faux frame "framing" my shoes...

  • Gesso
  • Art Anthology dimensional paints (velvet; limeaid, sorbet; satin sheen gold)
  • Tim Holtz alcohol inks (cloudy blue, aqua)
  • Tattered Angel glimmer mist (crumpet, burnt red)
  • Heidi Swapp color shine (coral)
  • Unity Stamp (vintage handwritten)
  • Staz On (jet black)
  • Vintage dictionary papers
  • Clear Scraps XL Deco Shapes
  • Transparency
Good luck and have fun!!!


  1. Wow! Stunning page...those brights are YUM!! And I sooo get your addiction...sounds like you're taking it to a whole new level...good on you:):) Love your framing, & all the bg is superb. Great job on our OUAS challenge!! And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!

  2. Oh I love love this layout. What fun colours and the shoes - well that is a whole other story. Congratulations I can see why you won and I wish you well in your new venture. A beautiful layout to showcase your beautiful shoes. Well done. THanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month.

  3. Oh Katie, what a fabulous, vibrant layout - so much fun!! Love how you pulled the colors from your shoes for your background and elements!! I adore seeing your journaling in your own hand!! I’m so glad you have joined us for the February Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for sharing your layout on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  4. what a bright and happy page, so full of positive vibes! Love those shoes as well, they are gorgeous. And so glad to see a fellow Singaporean scrapper in an international sketch challenge. All the best, and thanks for playing along with us at OUAS :)


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