Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Fresh Baked Tag for the New Year!

Happy 2011 everyone! I cannot believe how fast a year flies by. And now we start a fresh new one!

I combined two recent Split Coast Challenges for my little tag today - the Clean And Simple challenge was to be inspired by this apron and the Try a New Technique challenge was to use stitching - real or faux.
Instead of a card - I decided to make a tag that I could attach to a freshly baked gift.
I've had this wonderful apron from Lockhart stamps for ages and, shame on me, I haven't used it in over a year! So I was happy to be inspired to finally use it.
First, I stamped the apron on the tag and then I paper pieced 2 different papers on it. I quickly stitched around the edges of the tag, stamped the WMS sentiments and grid (don't the grids look like cooling racks?!) I sponged the edges and added the wrinkled seam tape.
Did you make any New Year's Resolutions or did you resolve not to make any???!!!
Mine are the ongoing, never ending ones - try to eat better and exercise more!
Stamps: Apron #2104 - Lockhart Stamp Co,, Waltzingmouse - Sentiments/Half Baked, grid/Off Beat Backgrounds
Paper: purchased tag - Staples, Patterned paper - Basic Grey/Urban Prairie/Corn Husk, Pool Plaid/Art Impressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters
Accessories: distresser, Blending tool, non stick craft mat - Ranger, Sewing Machine, wrinkled seam tape

20 comments:

~amy~ said...

Love the tag Julia!!! I adore that Lockhart apron..I haven't inked up my in awhile so thank you for the inspiration! Happy New Year!

Debgem said...

Happy New Year!!!

Love the tag - and such a fab apron!! Have a fun day.

Lenet said...

Beautiful tag and a happy new year to you

Dee in N.H. said...

Happy New Year Julia! Love your apron tag! My only resolution is to get things done in a more timely fashion. I'm not ever late but I'm way to good at working against a deadline. LOL!

Sharli said...

Hi Julia, Happy New Year! I love your tag - that apron is so pretty!! I would wear one that nice, LOL.

Enjoy your day!

Heidi said...

Happy New Year Julia! The tag is beautiful! I really like the colors and the cooling rack grids. Very clever!

lynn said...

such a cute tag, julia! happy 2011!

Joanne Leddy said...

How sweet! Love this tag! Happy New Year to you ... I look forward to your inspiration in 2011!

Mara... said...

Beautiful tag Julia! I love the greens and blues together. Happy New Year!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous paper piecing! The grid does look like cooling racks~~

Exercise -- what's that? I am to busy sitting OMB stamping~~ LOL

Happy New Year my Blogging Buddy!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful tag, Julia! Happy New Year!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fun tag....Happy New Year

maryr917 said...

this is a great tag-and a great idea to use an apron when giving some baked goodies-I made a few resolutions myself-happy new year to you, gf

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful tag, Julia! love the colors! Happy New Year!

Pauline said...

Cute tag, love the stitching and paper piecing! Happy new year xx

*Vicki* said...

This is absolutely darling!! I love your design!! HUGs

velta said...

Totally precious Julia!!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a delightful little tag! Love the colors and ribbon! Making better food choices is on my resolution list also. Exercise...not so much - lol! I'd rather stamp!

One4Joy said...

Happy New Year, Julia! I too have that apron stamp and haven't inked it enough...your tag is wonderful and an inspiration. Love the stitchin' and the crinkly trim.

I'll be praying for you as you return to work.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love the vintage feel to this, so well done!