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May Arts Creative Collaboration

Tulips tag Heather Telford

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.

Poppy tag Heather Telford

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

Hollyhocks tag Heather Telford

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15 Comments on “May Arts Creative Collaboration”

  1. Gabby says:

    BEAUTIFUL tulips and poppies! Love the colors and your tag designs. 🙂

  2. ednamburgess says:

    Each one turned out so pretty. Love the way the flowers look. Great job. Edna

  3. LaVon Hall says:

    How beautiful are these?!!!. I love all three and am in awe of gift for creating such fabulous works of art.

  4. ar0se4u2 says:

    Love these tags. My favorite is the tulips, no the poppies, no the tulips. The ribbon gives it a touch of elegance.

  5. Vicki B says:

    Your tags are beautiful!

  6. Marianne says:

    So pretty! I especially love the tulip tag.

  7. Darlene Satkewich says:

    Gorgeous tags! I just love your work.

  8. MarieO says:

    These tags are simply stunning, Heather. The color palettes are marvelous.

  9. Nana Rogers says:

    Heather these are all so fantastic! Hard to pick a fav out of them.
    Beautiful!!!

  10. Janet Castle says:

    I like them all….each has it’s own charm! TFS Heather,
    Jan

  11. Paulette S says:

    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.

  12. Nancy L. says:

    Love these tags…. OMG!! My favorite is the poppy tag!!! I’m going to have yo give this a try…. So inspiring!!

  13. Lindsey says:

    These are all so WOW, Heather… but I do love the tulip one best of all.

  14. mustavcoffee says:

    Fabulous art work here Heather, love your water coloured tags 😀 x

  15. 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)


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