Art + Sole Inspiration

by Alicia on December 5, 2011


(Clockwise from top left: Art + Sole, papercutgraffiti, wrapping paper, Stockholm bathroom graffiti, print, cider bags)

Hey, this is a special Monday inspiration! I’m teaming up with UGG Australia to spread the word about Art + Sole, a contest where you can design your own pair of UGG boots and enter them for a chance to win $5,000 and have your design produced and sold by UGG Australia! Plus, a portion of the proceeds from the winning design will go to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Download the design template and get creative! You can create and save your design on the computer or print the templates, design by hand and scan the finished image.
  • Upload your design on the UGG Australia Facebook page before December 26th! Be sure to like them so you won’t forget about the deadline.
  • Vote for the design you like best between 12/27 – 1/5!

Now for the best part – I’m giving away a free pair of boots from the UGG Australia Core Collection. (That‘s up to a $400 value!) I shared my inspiration board above and in a few days I’ll show you my finished boot design. To win the boots, just leave a comment below before 12/26 telling me what inspires you! I’ll draw a random entry from all the comments on 12/27. Good luck!

* This is a sponsored post. The prize is being provided by UGG Australia, but UGG Australia is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of UGG Australia. Entrants must be 18 or older and located in the US or Canada only.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

natassa December 6, 2011 at 2:08 pm

love inspires me!! great contest! looking forward to win! kisses!!!


Leigh December 8, 2011 at 11:50 am

I’m inspired by material and technique. I love a good math problem for figuring out how to make something.


alicia December 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I love a girl who loves a good math problem!


Lindsay December 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I’m inspired by good design… print, digital, interior, you name it! Something about balance and great color combinations — not to mention sexy fonts — just does it for me. Granted, I’m a graphic designer, but still :)


Mallie December 8, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Girls who go after what they want with no excuses– girls like you, A :)
That’s what inspires me!


alicia December 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm

You are too sweet!


Jennifer Houstoun December 8, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Everything inspires me! My daughter inspires my girly side, my gal pals inspire my fashionable and wild side, Pinterest (God I love Pinterest) inspires my creative side, and my hubby inspires me to do anything and everything I want to (or at least try). Few moments in a day go by when I am not inspired to make something, give something or just do something!
Oh, and Nate Berkus…he inspires me too (love that he has added lots of fashion and entertainment to his episodes this year)!
Yay, Whimseybox!


Tina December 8, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I am inspired by my beautiful niece who is growing up too fast and my adorable nephew who is still discovering the world.


Swati December 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm

everything inspires me! I get inspired by the smallest of things which helps me do many DIY projects or even draw. There is not a day where I am not inspired, if I’m on the go, I’ll write it in my phone to get to it later :)


Carla Moran December 11, 2011 at 11:53 am

I am inspired by the creativity of others! I am constantly amazed by what people can do!
pS love some Uggs!!! :)


TK December 14, 2011 at 11:52 am

Nature inspires me! I love going outside with a sketchpad and sketching the trees and the birds.


Erin- Thanks I Made It December 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I’m inspired by happy accidents– when things don’t go as planned, but create something beautiful in the end. Like a splatter painting :)


Emilee Jean December 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I’m so inspired by travel and other cultures and languages. I love to sit and watch others interact in languages I don’t understand. (I type this as I people watch at an airport!)

xx emilee jean


Tristan December 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Astronomy and the stars. I love to stargaze!


Beth December 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I’m inspired by others, whether it is their style, how they carry themselves, things they say, and things they do. One person can inspire many :)


Sarah December 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm

What a cool project. I’m really inspired by graphic design, even though most of my projects are yarn/fabric. The best thing about crafting is that the connection between inspiration and output only has to make sense in your own head!


Lia December 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I’m inspired by so many things in so many different ways. I am inspired by current trends and love to interpret them in an unconventional fashion.


Liz December 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm

My kids inspire me! I love making and creating things just for them. They are the kindest critics too!


Bri Land December 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I am going to have to say my daughters, my husband, and my mastermind group! Those ladies rock! ;-)


Emily December 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Nature! Nothing like nature and creation and its own lines, colors and textures to inspire everything!


Ashley Jakeway Swenson December 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm

1. Alicia, I love your blog. Can’t wait to spend some more time checking it out!
2. I’m inspired by talented people in general. I’m constantly in awe of the creativity and talent of others!


Danielle December 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Wow! Those are amazing! Love them!


Lisa December 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm

MGM movies from the 30′s, Ronnie Spector’s hair, large quantities of coffee, a wide selection of colored pencils, and the jazz age. No lack of inspiration in my life but surely a lack of high quality boots! Put my hat in the ring, please. :)


Aryn December 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Alicia! Fun giveaway! I’m inspired by science and all the amazingly cool designs that simply EXIST in our world. And just think about all the crazy cool stuff that lives under the sea that we don’t even KNOW about! Gets me all excited…


Ashley Reynolds December 22, 2011 at 4:07 am

I’m inspired by travel and adventure. I always come home from a trip feeling ready to take on the world.

Happy Holidays – your blog is DELIGHTFUL.

Ashley Reynolds


Kimann Keller December 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

I am inspired by people. Everyone has a unique quirky character “flaw”. Nothing I create is perfect because it’s true life that is reflected back in each piece of art.


Rinoka December 22, 2011 at 10:53 pm

People inspire me to do what I do. I love hearing ideas and inputs of others so I can get a different view that never came to my mind(:
Great giveaway! Thanks so much!!


jen December 23, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Other bloggers inspire me constantly, as do my children and all of the lovely things I see in nature.


Jeanette December 27, 2011 at 10:36 am

I’m inspired by my sister :)


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