Friday, May 13, 2011

Blue Satin Shoes!!!

Can you say AWESOME??? I amaze myself once in a while ... I got me this new polka-dot dress for Mother's Day. Brought it home and decided I needed some shoes to go with it. Since I was a little out of funds (due to the dress ... and a couple of others I bought!), I was trying to come up with something to wear with it ... (and this picture looks SOOO posed ... 'cause it WAS!)

Smiley from millan.netThen I got to thinking .... "I wonder if airbrushing with a Copic marker would work on satin shoes?" You see, I had these white satin shoes sitting in the closet .... waaaaayyyyyy in the back .... in a box. They've been sitting there for 14 stinkin' years since I wore them at my brother's wedding.

Sooo.... I went and bought the closest-color Copic marker I could find. Then, I FB'd (that's "Facebooked" for you non-conformists) my good friend, Marianne Walker. She is the Copic QUEEN!! She literally is. She works for Copic. She is the one who TRAINED me with my Copics. I asked her if she thought it would work. Her answer was a resounding "YES!!" So, I just jumped in with airbrush in hand ...

Here is how they looked halfway done. I was getting pretty giddy at about this point. SOOOOO happy when things turn out even BETTER than you thought they would!!




Aren't these FABULOUS?? I had sooo many compliments on them when I wore this combo to church last Sunday!! I was soooo happy!!

After all, what girl DOESN'T love her a new pair of shoes??? Especially when they only cost about $4 (the cost of the marker ... on SALE with a COUPON, no less!!)!! Color me HAPPY!!
Shoe emoticon

19 comments:

KanataNewf said...

My oh my oh my! What a great idea.

Marisa said...

You go girl :) Brilliant. Trusting they are waterproof LOL! Enjoy wearing them!

Gloria Dojlido said...

LOL....this is the best story yet! Enjoy your rockin blue shoes girl!!!!

Sandee said...

you are one smart cookie!!! Love this idea!!!t

Diane Herr said...

Oh Wow that is so awesome...........sphyda

Pam said...

Darling dress and shoes, but the prettiest thing in the picture BY FAR is your loverly smile!!!

Anonymous said...

What a clever thought. Great idea. Love the way your shoes turned out. My friend has an air brush, will have to tell her about this. Edna

Shoshi said...

What a clever, imaginative idea! And the result is just AWESOME. So beautiful! Don't they just shimmer? You must be so thrilled with your "new" pair of shoes! Just goes to show you should never throw anything out lol!

Kadie in Arizona said...

Okay Wendy....It's been a LONG TIME since I left you a message - and when I stopped in to visit this morning I saw the pic of you in your new dress ..... (I immediately thought it was a color challenge and you were using the picture as your guide)..... I thought....Isn't that a picture of Wendy-I thought your picture was a professional pic and you had made the big time! (OKAY....It's early and I hadn't read ANYTHING on your post) LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with your Copic markers - and now I have to say......You are the QUEEN of Copic markers in my book. Amazing results and Amazing color - Love how this turned out. Thanks for sharing and hope to not be such a stranger visting your blog.

Becky Green said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! & you look GREAT!!!! Hmmmm, I have been looking for a pair of shoes JUST THAT COLOR!!!!!!!!!! Looks like I need to get me a pair of those satin shoes & a copic marker!!!!! LOL

Eli said...

BRILLIANT!!!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

I had to run right over and read this post as SOON as I saw the word SHOE on FB:-) You are a girl after my own heart Wendy, I <3 shoes! So cool....and I love the dress too!

Celeste said...

Your rock girl! Love that color!

Cin said...

You look beautiful in your new dress and your shoes are KICK-A##!!

Jan said...

Absolutely beautiful...you pose well too - LOL! Now where's the runway - I hear the music????
Jan

June K. said...

Way to go, girl.

Becky said...

Man! Now I wish I'd kept my wedding shoes... How clever are you?!?

Traci S. said...

Good Thinking, GF!! You look fabulous! I love the dress, too! Did you cut out blue paper circles and apply them with adhesive to a plain white dress? LOL!!!!! J/K!

I would make sure that they won't run if they get wet in the rain...um, make that snow! You don't want your feet to be royal blue, do you? Or do you?!!! LOL

You are so clever! I think I see heels on those babies...they look awesome with that dress...what a number!

Love you, my Sis-tah!
Traci

Cindy Major said...

I cannot believe you Copic'ed your shoes! Talk about a brilliant idea!!! You will get so much more use out of those shoes now that they are blue.

BTW, I LOVE the polka dot dress and it looks beautiful on you!

TFS!
Cindy