Friday, July 12, 2013

Take Note -- {May Arts Round 2 Submission}

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing my round 2 submission for the May Arts Ribbonista call!

I've made a set of tags (in true DeeDee fashion) to showcase my abilities with Ribbon. I had a few other projects floating around in my head, but this one really best exemplifies my style and talent, especially as of late!

I'm really so super stoked to share this project! I'm absolutely in LOVE with the way it turned out and have already put it up for display!

After the tags were complete I did a video tutorial showing off the ribbons and using the UK series of ribbon as a "binding" behind the tags to keep them all together!

The center (or 3rd) tag is sort of focal point... and makes the statement "Take Note". Then the rest of the tags follow, all showing things that are important, or we should remember, or maybe just keep in our thoughts. On the left we have the Love Serenade tag. It has a Prima flower at the top, UmWowStudio chipboard potty people and miniature heart frame, May Arts Silk, and a sticker from the BasicGrey collection pack. 

Then we have Celebrate Everything; the stamps are Viva Las VegaStamps!, the flower and leaf Prima, and I've used the Silky Crush, Burlap String and Lace with pearls from May Arts. I gave the dancer a bit of color with a distress marker, and the stars were made using Gauche Alchemy punchinella and distress ink. 

The middle tag has a corrugated butterfly, vintage button, Burlap String and Faux Burlap ribbons, a Prima flower and some gesso. The brackets are from Pink Paislee and the take note alphas are from Recollections.

The Be True tag has been adorned with an UmWowStudio chipboard daisy, Silky Crush, Box Pleat, Leaves, and Burlap String by May Arts, Making Memories gem brad, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, and a Viva Las VegaStamps! stamp. 

And the last tag.. Be An Adventurer uses a few Prima flowers, a vintage button, cardstock sticker, cheesecloth, gesso and distress ink through Gauche Alchemy punchinella, Pleated Satin by May Arts and a stamp from Viva Las VegaStamps!. Everything has been adhered with three adhesives.. Zapdots, Fabric Glue and Quick Dry 450 all by Helmar.

Well! There you have it :) -- Come back next week for a tutorial on how I finished the chip on these tags, and good luck to anyone who's applying for the May Arts Ribbonistas Team!


  1. Um...Wow! Yeah. This is an amazing project!

  2. I am LOVING these tags!! Super cute. :)

  3. So TOTALLY YOU!! I love ALL of them, the details and your super STYLE!! You are my hero! <3

  4. What a great decorative piece. I love how you were able to take seemingly unrelated items and multiple textures, and tie them all together.

  5. This is gorgeous, DeeDee. I am tellin' ya! You make the most beautiful tags I have seen. As one of my closest friends, I sooooo wish you luck. <3 youz!

  6. Holy Scrap!! Beautiful! Truly DeeDee fashion!

  7. These are beautiful! Good luck!

  8. What's not to like??? Yo...D2...I PM'd you over on CC. Try to check it out.