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“Ink it!” Challenge Inspiration – Tag Set

Today I get the pleasure of inspiring you for your Ink It challenge using at least four of the five fabulous May Arts ribbon you’ve been supplied with. When the Ribbon Lady asked if I’d like to help out I graciously (or fan-girl-esque) accepted because I’m such a huge fan of altering and changing things to make them my own.

I decided to do a tag set that could sit on our mantle and commemorate the first time my son visited the beach this summer. He’s always been a big fan of water and this was truly a magical experience for him.  To ink my ribbons I’ve made faux fabric tape by stamping on the canvas, splattered Glimmer mist, drawn on the leaves with a pen, and dyed with distress stains.

Supplies used include:

  • May Arts: XL09 – Ivory Suede Leaves, 393-25-01 – White flowers, EM02 – Ivory Net, and the Ivory Canvas.
  • Paper: Black cardstock, My Mind’s Eye On The Bright Side.
  • Inks: Ranger’s Archival Black, Distress Stain in Pumice Stone, a Uni-ball pen, Liquid Pearls, Tattered Angels Chalkboard mist in Charcoal.
  • Stamps: Viva Las VegaStamps!: 18793 – Pointed Pen Tip, 18098 – Birds on a Wire, 5757 – Chicken Wire, 16207 – Writing Background.
  • Other: Pink Paislee Wooden Alphas, Helmar Quick Dry adhesive, double sided tape, Martha Stewart Punch, pearls, brads.
  • And here is a quick video on coloring the ribbons for the flower on the third tag:

Over n Out! -DeeDee

Blog post by: DeeDee Catron


  1. Nikki C

    Love those flowers on your tags just brillant :0)

  2. Jan

    Fabulous tags!  Love all the details including the liquid pearls!
    Thanks for the video too!…hmm I need to check all my colors in case I have to go shopping 🙂

  3. Christina

    Fantastic colors.  I love how the black highlights just make that blue and cream pop.

  4. Sue D

    Lovely beach tags!

  5. Charlene


  6. sharon gullikson

    I like what you did with the netting. I have some, and need ideas…

  7. Virginia Fynes

    Beautiful tags!

  8. Leah

    Beautiful, DeeDee!!!

  9. Nina Nuernberger

    Gorgeous DeeDee!

  10. Ann

    ooo realy like these

  11. Kristie Maynard

    Love the tags!  Beautiful job.  Thanks for the video.

  12. Nicole Martel

    Love those tags! They're so fun!


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