Eep! I am so, so excited right now. Welcome one and all to my very, very first GIVEAWAY! Just so you know when I say it in my head, my voice sounds like Oprah. I’m so excited to really be starting this thing off with a bang and Catherine LaPointe has agreed to sponsor!
Up for grabs is a custom painted pair of super gorgeous butterfly flats from the very talented shoe artist Catherine LaPointe! These shoes normally retail for $90 – what a treat! Since these shoes are totally custom, she’ll make them in whatever size you wear!
Let’s learn a little about Miss Catherine LaPointe, shall we? An Upstate New York Native, Catherine is an illustrator, designer as well as a painter of shoes. How does one get into shoe painting? “I started painting shoes during a slow vacation week, when the idea just occurred to me as a way to fill the time and get a cool accessory. I got so many compliments and requests that I started an Etsy shop.”
Interested in painting your own shoes? Check out Catherine’s top tips:
“After some trial and error, I discovered the best ways to go about show-painting: First, choose the right shoe material. Light colors are easiest to work with, though any color will do.
- Patent leather
Second, choose the correct paint. My first pair was painted with acrylic paint, which can crack and flake over time, especially on a flexible shoe. Fabric paint bonds well with the fabric of the shoe, and have proven both durable and long-lasting against weather and wear-and-tear. Dimensional (tulip) paint can also be used for effect.
Lastly, use your imagination and have fun!”
So what do you think? Want to enter to win? The giveaway is open to all followers of Dream a Little Bigger – not a follower click the RSS icon at the top right of the page, or follow on BlogLovin’ through this link.
Ready for the specifics? Since these are custom kicks, if you win, you will receive your new shoes approximately 3 weeks after Catherine receives your shoe size. Winner will be notified next Shoesday, Tuesday here on the blog – so check back January 22 to see if you have won!
As an added bonus, every reader can get 15% off at Catherine’s Etsy Store – just use the code: DREAM15 when checking out!
So what are you waiting for? Get entered already!