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May Arts Blog Hop - Day 4 with Mou

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons. 

Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!


Hi everyone, Mou here with today's project for you!


To make this tag, I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Texture Luxe Gold 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Cotton Candy, Blueberry, Grape (BLUE set); Lavender (RED set); Iced Chai, Black Cherry (STEAMPUNK set) ; Metallic Gelatos GOLD & SILVER

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101: Dots, Hexagons

May Arts ribbon # 516-4-02 4" x 10Y Jute & Wire

May Arts ribbon # 433-14-10 1/4" x 15Y Lace

May Arts ribbon # SK-125-01 Silk

May Arts ribbon # 368-15-01 1.5" x 30Y Polyester

Others: Sizzix Bigz L Die - Tag; die-cutting system; cardstock, tissue, old book page, stamp, embellishments from my stash, thread, sewing machine, stapler, needle, beads

Now let me walk you through the steps.


Diecut tag and create a base with layers of cardstock, book paper, tissue, etc. using Gel Medium. Add a decorative edge with stitching.


Whitewash the background with a coat of gesso.


Rub various Gelatos colors on the tag and blend parts of it with your fingers and some with wet paint brush.


Using a palette knife and the dots stencil, apply Gold Texture Luxe paste near the top right part of the tag.


Layer jute and lace trims on the tag and secure with stapler.


Cut about 12" of silk ribbon and color it with Gelatos colors and blend by misting with water.


Once the water dries, tie the ribbon into a bow and attach to tag.


Cut various lengths of silk and polyester ribbons. Fold them in halves lengthwise and straight stitch along the open edge. Pull the thread to scrunch up the ribbon and sew it in the center to make them look like flowers. Color the flowers with various shades of Gelatos.


Embellish around the flower cluster with buttons, pins, beads, etc, securing them in place with Gel Medium. Apply Texture Luxe Gold paste with plalette knife through hexagon stencil near the bottom of the tag to finish.

I hope you enjoy today's tutorial and have fun hopping. Good luck to all!


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TracyM #6773

GORGEOUS tag Mou!!!
LOVE your background, SO MANY DELICIOUS products & techniques, especially the GLORIOUS gold!!!
LOVE your bow and BEAUTIFUL flower cluster too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... and CRAFTY TEMPTATION, LOTS of products I NEED to try :)


Awesome project thanks for sharing the idea and instructions.

kath White

So many yummy new products to play with!

Shari Czerwinski

Gorgeous tag! I love the colors and layers of texture! Pinned it for a little inspiration :)


I love the colors you choose for the background and I can'tell wait to make the sweet flowers.


Stunning tag, love the colors and all that texture!!! Thanks for sharing the step by step tutorial too!!!

nichole bruno

So beautiful and girly. I really like the look of the shimmery gold Texture Luxe.


That's just gorgeous!! I bookmarked the this page to come back to when I have time to try a similar project... Thanks for the FAB inspiration! (pun intended)

Amante del Papel

Oh my goddnes this tag is amazing, thanks for the tutorial!!!

bea savellano

Very Pretty...bea

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

Gorgeous tag. Lots of great color and texture. Thanks for sharing!

Vicki Loichinger

Beautiful. WHo would think a tag could have so much texture and color

Miriam Prantner

Such a pretty tag! Love those soft colors with the gold and gorgeous trim and flowers.


This tag is so gorgeous Mou!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on the texture luxe mmm!!! You really did an incredible job with the May Arts ribbon treatment! So much beautiful interest and I just love it!! thanks for your always fabulous inspiration!!!

Sue D

Beautiful tag--I like the touch of gold.

Carla  Hundley

This is gorgeous!
Great colors and
wonderful way to
make the flowers
with ribbons.
Carla from Utah


Love all the color!

Branka Islentjeva

This is such a gorgeous tag! Love the colors and texture! The flowers are amazing! So many fun products to play with!

Iris Soscia

Amazing tag - the gelatos are so yummy.
isoscia at aol dot com


I agree - the gold is perfect and for me... the music notes make it even more special. Thanks for sharing and Happy Valentine's Day Mou! j.

Michelle Golz

So beautiful


I love the tag. It is so beautiful.

Sharon Gullikson

WOW, the bow is my favorite part! The ombre look is my thing these days. LOVE IT!

Mary Holshouser

What a beautiful tag. The colors are so pretty and the flowers really add to the design.
Thanks for detailed instructions on making this wonderful tag.

link johnston

Love love love tags!! This is beautiful!

Elizabeth D Lumsden

Beautiful tag, the colors are scrumptious!

Sandra Fisher

Mou, I am a huge fan of yours. I love your use of color and design in everything you do. This is no exception.

Barb Housner

this is a gorgeous tag Mou I need some of that gold luxe

sherry butcher

Great tag, LOVE your background, techniques, especially the GLORIOUS gold, LOVE your bow and BEAUTIFUL flower cluster too. TFS.

Margie Visnick

Wow wow wow! what a stunning tag!

Nancy Wilcox

Love the colors you used for this tag.

Victoria Harris

The tag is awesome! Love the colors. Really appreciate the detailed instructions!!

Amy C.

Gorgeous textures on this tag

Jamie Vanskiver

I love this tag!The Gelatos are so pretty and the Texture Luxe paste looks through the stencil you used, I love the ribbon flowers you made too. Great tag:)


So pretty! I'd like to try the Texture Luxe paste...

KT Fit Kitty

I really like this tag! I have been wanting to try the collage style but wasn't sure where to start. I really appreciate seeing the detailed steps and the products. Thank you!

Jean Marmo

Love all the layers and details!

Ginny K

I just LOVE your tag, so much texture and color. I have to say I was excited when I read about you coloring your ribbon with gelatos, I would have never thought about doing that, but what a great trick to have your ribbon match your page/tag colors!!! thanks for the great idea. thank you also for the chance to win some great products!! ~Ginny K~

Leanne S

This tag is absolutely gorgeous!

Felicia Aaron

This tag is simple, yet gorgeous! I love the soft beauty of it! Thanks for sharing! :)

Susie F

I love the lace and jute trim, so cute.


so pretty, thanks for the tutorial

Lucy E.

What an inspiring mixed media
tag! I love all of the layers!

Regina Furman

I am loving these products and the projects I'm seeing! I so want to try them myself. Maybe.....


Beautiful tag! The layers of paper, ribbon, and color create a stunning piece!

Denise Bryant

Beautiful tag with gorgeous colors and textures!

Janice Carl

I definitely like that jute trim. I can think of a few ways I'd use that.

Janis in ID

Wow.....so many beautiful elements packed into this gorgeous tag!!! Thank you for detailing your process!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

ruby t

So many cool ideas here to work into projects...Thanks!


I like the combination of elements in this piece.

Heather Thompson

Great pictorial Mou. This is a gorgeous tag.

Brandi R

Beautiful Tag! Love it ♥


Lovely tag Mou. Gold seems to be everywhere lately. I must invest in some to add to my projects. Thanks for sharing.

Ruby C

Love watching this gorgeous tag come together step by step. Your flowers look amazing with the big bow, your collage and colors.

Sandi B

beautiful card. Great tutorial and makes it look so easy. Going to give this a try in the near future.

Katie B.

This tag is so pretty! I love your awesome background and the texture luxe detail! And the ribbon and flowers you created are awesome!! I always love what you make. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Teresa Godines #6857

Very pretty tag. I forget to use gealtos to color my ribbon.... must remember

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