If you haven't already noticed, I have a thing about sending a shoe instead of a greeting card. My sister Margaret lives in Memphis and is crazy about shoes so it was a special treat for her to receive my sentiment!
The rub-on's were sealed using Claudine Hellmuth's gel medium. I have in the past hand lettered my sentiment using a permanent marker and then sealing.
An art friend sent me a package of wooden buttons with a bird theme. I now have one button left! I use button-hole thread to sew the button onto the fabric flowers.
It's hard to see inside the shoe so I will tell you that I wired pearls taken from an old necklace inside the bird's nest. The nest rests on top of gold velvet leaves. The inside sole paper was cut to size and then I collaged a couple of other images on top. The bird was fussy cut from a companion paper and then I added the "fly" tag and gold crown. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the paper.
I found tiny green trim in my stash that coordinated perfectly with the paper. I am now the talk of the neighborhood and her circle of friends! Don't you love it when that happens!