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Get Inky with Splash of Color & May Arts Ribbon!


As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, May Arts Ribbon and Splash of Color have teamed up to bring you some very colorful inspiration!  Each month we will be combining our ribbon and their fabulous paints and inks on a series of projects to show you just how well they work together!

I hope you stopped on by the Splash of Color blog and posted a comment to win some Twinkling H20’s and ribbon of your own!  If not, head on over because there is still plenty of time!

For our first month, the ribbonistas were given Twinkling H20’s and May Arts Ribbon’s 100% cotton white eyelet trim to work with.  I have been of fan of these paints for a number of years now, so I have been so excited to see what they would create!   And they certainly did not disappoint!!!  Check it out!

Charlene Driggs:

It’s so much fun creating with May Arts Eyelet Ribbons and Twinkling H20’s Springtime Shimmering Watercolors.   Be sure to head on over to my blog to see the secret treat hidden in my flowers.  A perfect little birthday, office or get well gift for someone “sweet!

Ribbon Flower Pot Gift Set

Ribbon Flower Pot Gift Set

Ribbon Flower Pot Gift Set

Christina Colón:

Here’s a quick and easy hair bow anyone can whip up!  I love these because they are easy but snazzy too.  Click here for the details!

Ribbon Flower Hair Bow

DeeDee Catron:

One of my favorite things about being craft savvy is creating one of a kind pieces, like this little ribbon fish, that fit into my home decor and make it unique. I used 4 different ribbons (eyelet, white leaves, black grosgrain stripes, and black web) to create my fish, and finished off his eyelet tail fin with a dry brush of Heather Grey Twinkling h20s.   Click here for the details!

Ribbon Fish

Ribbon Fish

Emily Lanham:

With a heat wave going on in most of the USA, it’s almost hard to craft out of season for me…. but I was given some beautiful Autumn colored twinkling h20’s, so I thought I’d make the best of them! I added some of the eyelet trims at the bottom and top of my tag, I love the ruffle effect. Then I added some twinkling h20’s and blended the colors. I love the way it turned out! After creating this little tag, I’m ready for Autumn and cooler crisp temperatures for sure!

Autumn Themed Tag

Autumn Themed Tag

Autumn Themed Tag

Erin Thiem:

Need to give a welcome gift?  Why not wrap a home baked loaf of banana bread with embossed wax paper, doily and tie together with May Arts eyelet ribbon. I used the Splash of Color to add extra texture to the die cut.  Click here for the details!

Home Baked Gifting

Gini Williams Cagle:

I painted the ribbon to achieve a watercolor effect from blue to green to match my patterned paper. I hand stitched a gather to form the layers of the skirt for my chipboard dress form.  I added a little bit more glitz with a belt and bow made from the Metallic VelvetClick here for the details!

Chipboard Dress Form

Jen Shears:

I’m so excited to share my Splash of Color project! I love the new May Arts eyelet, and painting it with twinkling waters was so fun- the little flecks of shimmer in person are lovely.  I used the 5/8” eyelet and the twinkling H2O’s in basic rainbow to create a beautiful eyelet rainbow!  I topped it with the 3/8” eyelet which is beautifully finished on both sides. Who wouldn’t love to receive this- and best of all- mail friendly!  🙂   Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ve been inspired!

Rainbow Ribbon


Jenifer Cowles:

My daughter and I had so much fun with the H2O’s painting the eyelet, the colors came out so nice and vivid on the cotton.  We decided to re-use these nice round light bulbs and turn them into hot air balloons.  Using a few zots adhere the eyelet to the glass and hang, they look really cute hanging in front of the window, but it was just to hard to get a picture.

Hot Air Balloon Lightbulbs

Karen Baker:

The cotton eyelet offered by May Arts Ribbon is just too sweet for words! Did you know that it is easy to customize too? I used the fabulous Twinkling H2Os to add a splash of color to the white eyelet ribbon. The ombre effect look is so much fun for a card.  Click here for the details!

Ombre Cards

Ombre Cards

I love how easily the pretty May Arts eyelet trim holds the beautiful colors of the Twinkling H2O watercolors.  Here I combined several colors to create an ombre look with the eyelet.  Just add a thick line of paint to the top of the trim and then use water to bring down the color.  Easy and beautiful.
Ombre Layout
Mixed media is totally not my thing so when I tried the H2o’s I was very nervous, didn’t know what to do/create, and figured I wouldn’t like them. Guess what? They are great! Once I played around with them and tried a few things I learned they can be used in so many ways. I love that you can get a lot of the same effects from the H2o’s as from a mist without the mess and a little bit of glimmer.
Hello Card
Hello Card
Now, of course, we have to give y’all a chance to win some of these amazing products!   So here’s the prize pack up for grabs:
May Arts Ribbon Eyelet Trim
1 spool of each eyelet trim from this series!
Luminarte image

A mix of Luminarte products worth $20 retail!  {products shown are just for display and are not the actual giveaway}

All you have to do to enter to win is post a comment right here!   I’ll announce a winner right here {after CHA ;)} on Friday, July 26th.
Good luck y’all!

Check out our 2013-14 Design Team Finalists for another chance to win!

The Ribbon Lady


We have a winner!  Congratulations to:

Dee in NH
Awesome projects!! Love the layered look!

Dee, email me at [email protected] with your shipping address to claim your prize!

**all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**

**when emailing, please note which giveaway/prize you are claiming*


  1. Carmen

    I love these eyelet projects – especially Jen Shears'

  2. Lisa Petrella

    Wow! Beautiful projects!! So creative!!! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win such an awesome prize package!

  3. monica

    Phenomenal projects I love all the added color

  4. Aunt Dee

    Fabulous, wonderful and so colorful. Love the different shades of colors the eyelet became and how well they worked with the different card styles. Such a very clever way to decorate a card. Great job by the DT.

  5. Katie B.

    All I can say is wow!!  I love the cards with the trim painted with the ombre effect, awesome.  And the last Hello card, wow!  Great job everyone.  Loved seeing all of your projects. 

    Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  6. Palmier

    interesting use of eyelet & colour!

  7. Barbara Moore

    What fantastic projects were created with May Arts ribbon and Splash of Color Twinks! I love both products and would love to get my hands on some more of each.

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  9. Dee in NH

    Awesome projects!! Love the layered look!

  10. Janis in ID

    Well, I am amazed.  I would never have guessed the cotton eyelet would come out looking so vibrant and clear!!  I guess this is why you have these collaborations…lol…  Sure does teach this old dog some new tricks.  Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!!

    <3 J

  11. Christi Conley

    Love the fishie! I have been a fan of H20's since they first came out & combining them with ribbon is a fantabulous idea!

  12. Angel Chambers

    I had no idea you could color the eyelet ribbon with the H2Os and have them come out looking this bright and beautiful!!! Wow! All the ladies have given prime examples of how to use the H2Os and beautiful eyelet trim to create some lovely projects!

  13. Cindy B

    Wow! Beautiful projects ladies! Thanks for the inspirations!

  14. Janet Cobb

    The projects are just beautiful! I love the eyelet trims and the chance to win them and Luminarte products worth $20…priceless!

  15. Robin B.

    What beautiful, inspiring projects! Thanks for sharing them.

  16. Mary Lou H

    Love the layered skirt on the mannequin.    The ribbons are so bright and colorful.

  17. Peg Hewitt

    omg I love how gorgeous the trims look all coloured up and layered like that, beautiful work ladies!

  18. Jennifer Scull

    so many gorgeous ways to use the eyelets. love the flower pot and harvest tags. those are outstanding!

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  20. Denise Bryant

    Such fun ideas! Great collaboration of Splash of Color and May Arts! Looking forward to seeing lots more!

  21. by belle

    WOW!  Gorgeous projects ladies!!!!  Beautiful color!

  22. Barb Anderson Wagar

    I love all the colors and trimmings!

  23. Karen G

    Lovely works of art ladies. And that eyelet ribbon is to die for 🙂

  24. Karen G

    Lovely works of art ladies. And that eyelet ribbon is to die for 🙂

  25. Mandie Wade

    Wow!!!! I would LOVE to get my hands on some of that ribbon and spray!!!

  26. Sharon Gullikson

    The fish is adorable. The flowers are very pretty. You ladies are geniuses. I need to branch out. I'd love to have the paints to not only try these projects, but others, too!!

  27. Natasha Poteraj

    I am LOVING the colored lace. I would have never thought to do that. I NEED THOSE colors!!!

  28. Beverly Jordan

    Splash of Color paints really look amazing!! The projects are gorgeous and really loved the ombre effect on the eyelet the most! Just gorgeous!

  29. Lucy E.

    Wow-so many fun and inspiring projects 🙂 ! I love all of the beautiful colors that the DT came up with. That eyelet lace is soooo lovely.

  30. Cher K.

    Wow, beautiful projects from the design team. I love those lace flowers.The are just stunning!


  31. Cheryl wage

    After looking at all of these I'm so inspired I'm going right now and try creating some of them.  Such creativity it is really inspiring!


  32. Debi Ross-Brownell

    I love trying new products! These look fun.

  33. erin

    Wow, love all these projects, such variety and great color!

  34. Mary Lou H

    So many cute ideas.   Love the eyelet flowers, the fish, the decorated light bulb.   Could go on and on.   thanks for sharing so many great ideas.

  35. Jasmine Ford

    These are all beautiful! Love the ombre effect you can get with them.

  36. stamping sue

    wow! what beautiful projects!  the ribbons are all so colorful using the paint products.

    stamping sue


  37. Chrissy

    Fantastic!  I love seeing all of the different ways everyone mixed the two products.


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