Sunday, 15 September 2013

Chic Haberdashery Hand made by Mo x

Hello again everyone,

Firstly Hello! to Karen my new follower for joining me so pleased to have you on board.

Just popped on to show my entry for this months forever 21 challenge 7 over at Indigo Blu and this month it is Shabby Chic check it out   here  you have until the 20th to enter.  I was going to use beautiful Elizabeth Bennett stamp, and then I remembered a card I had done quite a while ago now that had a haberdashery theme.  I was very fortunate to win challenge 5 and one of the stamps I won was the 'In Stitches' A5 set so I put it to use.
In Stitches
I coloured the edges of the background with Stormy sky D.I and that set the colour scheme for the rest of the card.  The button card was stamped and dressed with real vintage buttons, and the cotton on the reels is embroidery silks. 

I love the needle pack which is just stamped on white paper with Archival Cobalt. and coloured with old paper D.I. to blend it in with the rest of the elements.   It was then folded over on the edges to make it look like a genuine needle packet. 

The tattered florals flower was also coloured with stormy sky and stamped with the dress pattern surrounding the lady on one of the stamps from the set with archival coffee.  The flower was backed with a little lace rosette. 

The only stamping that is not Indigo Blu is the stitches and needle on the scalloped circle, this was from a woodware Christmas stamp set which I felt complemented the project.  The tape measure is a ribbon strip I had in my stash.  I die-cut the dress form from a bigz die and ran the dress through an embossing folder and inked it up to give a little bit of interest and of course lots of doily's  and lace, these  I think are a must for a shabby chic project.

Thank you for dropping by, please leave a comment I love to read them.  Bye Bye for now.
Mo x



  1. Hi Mo, your card is just so full of gorgeous detail, love that stamp set and love what you have done with it. The dress form is an all time favourite and you have complimented it beautifully with your haberdashery bits and pieces. Just love the buttons.... Hugs, Anne x

  2. Gorgeous shabby chic look - I love those buttons on the card, and the embossed dress form is delightful... lovely make!
    Alison xx

  3. Very pretty! I love Shabby Chic and this is perfect! That dress-form looks beautiful embossed and all the details are fabulous! Superb composition and colour scheme. Julie Ann xx

  4. Good luck! Such a beautiful card. Kx

  5. Wonderful shabby chic sewing creation! Love how you have used the stamps and the embossed dress form looks so cool!!

  6. What a beautiful project, good luck with the challenge
    Rosie x

  7. Hi Mo,
    I love your haberdashery themed card with all those lovely elements.
    The colours look fab and it is finished off beautifully with the embossed mannequin.
    Eve xx

  8. Gorgeous as always Mo!

    IndigoBlu DT Member

  9. Fabulous as ever Mo. Full of detail, and great use of the IB stamp set. Thanks for joining in with the Forever 21 Challenge again ...... good luck! xx

  10. So many lovely elements on this Mo. A great card. Jenny x