Valentine’s Giveaway!


Enter to win a “I {heart} you” TinaBlueShoes print.

February is here and love is in the air. In appreciation of your support, I’m lovingly giving away a print (shipping and handling is on me, of course). You get to choose from these 4 examples. If you are the winner, and you want me to change the writing, I can do that as long as it fits and sits right with the composition.

Scroll down for the instructions to participate.


I {heart} ... collectionStep 1 – ‘like’ TinaBlueShoes on Facebook

Step 2 – Share the post with your friends on Facebook.

Step 3 – If you’re one of the folks who share (I can tell, you know) then you’re in the running to get this beautiful print!!!

On Sunday evening (02/03/13) close to midnight Mountain Time Zone, I will go to RANDOM.ORG to select the winner.


You are beautiful …

Hello …

After 17 weeks, 17 wednesdays, and 17 shoes, I think I’ll be taking a break – for the moment that is – I have other projects on the table that I need to work on. I love doing the shoes and I intend to continue on doing them, but sporadically. You’ll see more in the future.

I have placed them all together in order in a collection sheet so you can appreciate the whole project.


And I will be offering ACEO prints from the collection at my Etsy shop.


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Christmas stocking shoe

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Digital composition 

My apologies, but the file was corrupted (in the background you can see some green “stains”) when I changed the resolution to post on the web. I did the whole thing twice, and it kept doing it – beats me –

But anyways, how’s your stocking-filling doing?

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You are beautiful 13

Sketch-collage, digitally enhanced.

Hello! It’s Wednesday and I got the shoe.

Let’s shimmer then!

You are beautiful 13 - raw

Photo of the finished sketch/collage – is this an oxymoron? can I have a finished sketch? – I shot on an angle as much as I could to capture some shimmering.

PROCESS (retrospectively):

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After I had pasted the tissue, I drew around it with the Sharpie again and did some decoration.

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Pasted the tissue.

You are beautiful 13 - Process 2

I cut some designs on gold metallic wrapping tissue – Cutting tissue paper requires a lot of patience.

You are beautiful 13 - Process 1

I started with a sketch of the shoe with pencil on black construction paper. Then I drew on top with Sharpie’s metallic gray marker.