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


Saturday, 14 September 2013

Shabby Chic Canvas

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post  to share the result of a couple of hours having fun playing with my acrylic paints again. This colour of this Shabby Chic Canvas is way out of my comfort zone, as you can see it is not my trademark blues and turquoises. 

I recently did a workshop using the expandable lattice die and had a few spare die-cuts lying around so decided to use these with the texture paste.

I die-cut The bird & cage from Tim Holtz Bigz die and dabbed it with texture paste, once dried I tickled it with gilding wax . I wanted to give the cage a door so the little bird could come out so I cut one carefully from the bars. (click on the pictures for a closer look). 

The white flowers were die-cut from the flower garland decorative strip, and the roses   were each made using 3 punched 6 petal flower shapes

I have had some frantage mica flakes in my stash for a while now and decided it was high time they had an airing, so these were scattered on to wet pva glue which had been applied to the canvas background.

some more  left overs of lattice die were used to decorate the corners of the canvas, along with strips from book pages, garden twine and adage ticket.  .  I aquired some lovely leafy ribbon  and wrapped it around the cage, and this was further decorated with silk flowers and pearl lace.  An adage ticket was stuck onto a torn piece of centura pearl paper and this was scrunched up and inked with seedless preserve D.I. Hope you like it.

Hugs Mo x