May Arts Creative CollaborationPosted: March 14, 2014 Filed under: Chat Bubbles, Hollyhocks, Love Expressions, Poppy Pattern, Promise Me, Tagged | Tags: Fabriano Watercolour Paper, May Arts ribbon, Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress stains, Tsukineko Memento inks 15 Comments
Penny Black and May Arts have been collaborating all week and today is my turn to show how easy it is to pair ribbons with stamping. I decided to make a few tags but if you are looking for more ideas check out both the Penny Black blog and the May Arts blog for all sorts of creative projects. (Instead of listing the supplies at the end of the post I have linked to them in the descriptions)
On both the tulip tag above and the poppy tag below I stamped Memento inks onto wet watercolour paper causing the colours to bleed and blend. When the paper dried a little I added foreground tulips or in the case of the poppies centre details and a blue distress stain background. As watercolour paper is rarely pure white I dyed the white cotton lace ribbon from May Arts in tea to give it a natural off white colour. The tulip tag features luxurious velvet ribbon from May Arts tied with a bow of crochet trim ribbon . The stamps are Promise Me and Special Wishes.
I used a different crochet trim ribbon to tie the versatile Faux Burlap Wired Ribbon on the poppy tag. I left the wire in the edges of the ribbon at the top of the tag so I could shape wavy edges then cut a little mat for my sentiment out of the burlap. The stamps used are Poppy Pattern and Special Wishes.
To create the Hollyhocks tag below I stamped, coloured the tiny tag and dyed the crochet trim with Victorian Velvet distress stain. I used the Hollyhocks stamp as my main image, a little bit of a sentiment from the Eloquence set on the tiny tag and the Hugs diecut from the Love Expressions set. I cut both the tiny tag and the lower rectangle using dies from the Chat Bubbles set. All large tags were cut using the large tag die from the Tagged set
BEAUTIFUL tulips and poppies! Love the colors and your tag designs. 🙂
Each one turned out so pretty. Love the way the flowers look. Great job. Edna
How beautiful are these?!!!. I love all three and am in awe of gift for creating such fabulous works of art.
Love these tags. My favorite is the tulips, no the poppies, no the tulips. The ribbon gives it a touch of elegance.
Your tags are beautiful!
So pretty! I especially love the tulip tag.
Gorgeous tags! I just love your work.
These tags are simply stunning, Heather. The color palettes are marvelous.
Heather these are all so fantastic! Hard to pick a fav out of them.
I like them all….each has it’s own charm! TFS Heather,
Your tags are just beautiful, Heather! The poppies are my favorite. I love how the inks meld into the paper. These ribbons are gorgeous with their dyed colors.
Love these tags…. OMG!! My favorite is the poppy tag!!! I’m going to have yo give this a try…. So inspiring!!
These are all so WOW, Heather… but I do love the tulip one best of all.
Fabulous art work here Heather, love your water coloured tags 😀 x
Three wonderful things I can feast upon and indulge in without putting an inch on my hips! These are just scrumptious, delightful and a feast for mine eyes! Thank you! :O)