Sunday 14 June 2015

Sequins at the Butterfly Challenge

This is my entry for the current Butterfly Challenge which is sequins. I've wanted to try this for ages even though I'm not a high heel kind of girl but the technique can be used for lots of shapes. I started with a high heel shoe from the charity shop bargan box - 99p for a brand new pair of shoes - obviously not very comfortable though

You cover the shoe with cling film folding and pressing it around the shoe shape and then cover with a few layers of cellotape and it looks like this

Next you have to cut the tape down the back, front and sides and ease it off the shoe. Once off, tape over the cuts and your left with a cellotape shoe

Left like this, they are fabulous with fairy lights in making them look like a glass slipper. But I've decorated mine with some book pages that were left over from a book folding project. I've then painted it with a translucent paint and filled with Kusudama flowers in black and white paper. I was going to put buttons in the centre of the flowers but decided I quite like the open look. The butterfly is made from a snippet of card and I've added sequins to the wings and body and then a row of sequins down the back of the shoe. So here's the result:

If you want to have a go, do a search for sellotape shoe and a Utube tutorial will come up. There's also a FB group called Sellotape Crazy (sticky moments) where you'l get lots of inspiration - thanks Darren. I used some really cheap tape from Wilkinsons at 20p a roll but it does loose it's stickiness so a layer of proper Sellotape as the last layer and it is fine

As the butterfly is from my snippets pile, I'm also taking this over to the Playground

I'm also entering it into the following challenges:
Allsorts - Flower Power
Crafty Time Challenges - Girls, Girls, Girls


  1. Winner, winner, chkkin' dinner!!! WOW and double WOW Kim, this is just fantastic. Such a clever idea and I adore the red, white and black - a stunner! Did you guess I like it - a lot?


    Di xx

  2. Move over Di I need to get my penniy's worth in.
    This is STUNNING. Love the Cinderella shoe but how you have gone onto Create the finished shoe is perfection. Love the row of sequins down the heel. Very chic. Thankyou for fluttering by # 32. Hugs Mrs A.
    ps. Off to do a spot of googling!!m

  3. This is gorgeous and how you created this!

  4. I have never seen anything like it before! It is indeed a fabulous shoe! We'll done and TFS xxx

  5. Wow, this is fabulous - thanks for showing us how to make your creation.
    Kath x

  6. wow-that's amazing, what a fab idea.
    Linby x

  7. So clever Kim, I love it.. Cally x

  8. Fabulous! I absolutely love this, it's amazing and fantastic work! Elizabeth xx

  9. OMG - this is just utterly FABULOUS. Had to come over and comment when I saw it as a Snippets Playground Pick of the Week.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. I saw this spotlighted in the Snippets Playground and had to come see how you made it. What an AWESOME creation! I'm truly blown away!!! Thanks for showing us how it came together!

  11. Hi,
    oh this is so gorgeous.
    What a fabulous idea, and your created it so perfectly.
    Congrats on you spotlight on the snippets playground, well deserved may I add..
    Lots of crafty love Jenny L.

  12. Saw this at Pixie's blog. What a cool project. You did a beautiful job with it, and your explanation is nice and clear should I ever want to attempt one myself.