Saturday, 2 August 2014

Anything Goes in August at Stamping Sensations

"Anything Goes" this month, so I'm sharing something very different, a pair of altered shoes! I couldn't resist a pair of comfy Clarks shoes at a tenner in their sale, but I'm really not ready for beige shoes. They had a lovely nubuck finish which is just ideal for stamping on, so I got out my new birthday stamps from Crafty Individuals and set about changing the look...

"Altered Shoes"

There are lots more pictures to share!


Of course, shoes have to look like a matching pair, so I was careful to repeat the stamping on both shoes.

And again on the outside edges.

These tiny meadow stamps are just perfect for the velcro straps.

And a butterfly always makes a great focal point :-)


I used Ranger Archival ink for nice, crisp images that hopefully should resist the water (not that it rains in Ireland...)


...and stamped without using an acrylic block, just holding the stamp and pressing onto the shoe.


My Nan (you know, the one who was a cross between Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax who alwyas said she wasn't superstitious) wouldn't let us put our shoes on the table because it was bad luck. I thought of her while I was taking the photographs!

Anyway, I hope you can join in with our challenge this month. You can share anything you like, as long as stamping is the main element. The winner will receive a fantastic prize from Tonic...

The newly released Twisted Twine 674e and 584e, together worth nearly forty pounds!


  1. These are quite amazing Maddy, well done to get the stamping so good, xxxx

  2. I have seen many fantastic Things from you, but to stamp on shoes - what a super idea. The result are just what many girls would like. I will send this to my grandaaughter. I am sure of that she will love it.

  3. Maddy these are truly amazing hun. I love them.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. Maddy, I just love these! Absolutely brilliant!

    Lynne x

  5. wow, wow, wow! What a gorgeous project! These are fabulous, Maddy, and what a great way of livening up beige shoes! Your description of your Nan made me laugh, she sounds wonderful!

  6. OH MY Maddy...what a beautiful pair of trainer....i be sending mine to you in post...only kidding....Joolsx

  7. Now this is something you don't see everyday! LOVE it!


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