Wednesday, July 1, 2009

how to dress up a staple food







my favorite staple food? wine, of course... and it has been on my mind more than ever since jen from painted fish studio came for a visit, not only because we had a lot of it while she was here, but also because she brought a bottle adorned with one of her swell wine tags. so for the last few days i've been obsessed with making my own. i dug up some of the patterns i designed for the groovy doodle cards, drew a few more patterns, then a few more.... scanned, changed colors in photoshop, used the elliptical tool to cut a blank message circle, then printed and trimmed the tags. worked great! i made more than i could ever use for myself, so that means a giveaway sometime soon. cheers :)

48 comments:

wild child said...

Gadzooks Aimee - these are SOOOOOO COOL!!!

*sigh* your blog just makes my day :)

Meg❤

Ces said...

You guys1 You are the coolest. I tell you Aimee, my co-workers are astounded and just agog over your word art! They think you are superb and I proudly, happily and heartily agree.

Dana said...

pretty cool. it seems each time i go to someone's house for lunch or dinner that i have a bottle of wine in hand and am always looking for clever ways to dress it up. thanks.
d

malo said...

Fantastico! Looks great and very fun to make and give. And wine, yes, staple food as its best.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I never drink alcohol !! So I think your choice for staple food is very brave (and funny !!!)

Nicky Linzey said...

A woman after my own heart!! A crisp chilled white in Summer, a smooth French red by the fire in Winter, I'm on Rosé at the moment, well not literally this moment as it's 11am and even I am not that bad. Love your labels.

Pamela said...

I love your wine tags!

cindy : quaint said...

they look great!

cindy : quaint said...

they look great!

Cestandrea said...

Great idea, Aimee, they look good! And I agree with Dana, that's a really clever way to make a bottle look "dressed":)
love
Andrea

peggyfussell said...

Wow! Wow! and more Wow! Thesse are great. I need some for my pantry...um, I mean wine rack..

~Valentina~ said...

Holly Canoli! Clever-beautiful idea girl :) I'm always trying to figurate out how to dress the bottles of wine! Oiiscchhh.. it's 9:40am, I think I have to wait to celebrate this idea.

painted fish studio said...

yay! i love them, aimee! they're almost as fun as sharing a food bottle of wine with a friend... hope we're able share one someday soon!

Liz said...

such a great staple food! and your tags are fantastico!

soulbrush said...

ha ha wine your staple food, that just made me giggle. great again.

Daan said...

Cheers to You!
Those labels are so great!

Desiree said...

I want one! I want one! I am a vino-aficionada, I even joined a Wine Club and most of them time I cant understand what they are talking about ha ha!

Love your art!

Anairam said...

Oh, Aimee! These are SO great! Wine estates and distributors should queue at your door to order these - I honestly think these will be a great way to market wine - I mean, I would be compelled to buy wine if it is displayed with a beautiful tag like this. I think winemakers are putting a little more effort into their wine labels these days, but some of them are still pretty drab and dreary - what a big improvement it would be to cover them with your tags. Anyway, I think they are amazing! PS I was thinking of adapting some of my art journal pages for my zine (with a couple of other things added) - but I do not plan to sell them! I will make a small edition of 4 or 5, maybe to swap with other people, and they won't be professionally printed like tiny red's or gracia & louise's ...

Cris Siqueira said...

omg
i lust love that!!!!

caitlin said...

Wow! You are so creative. I loved this post. I think I tell you you're creative every time I stop by!!

joanne said...

oh these are amazing!... what a great idea for giving a bottle of wine as a gift!... LOVE it...

and i love the title... if wine isn't a staple food, i'm not sure what is...

xo :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

These are so cool! I've been using those doodle cards for lots of gifts and they always get the best response!

Cate said...

very cute and creative. and wine is a divine staple food. love the chilled summer white for this time of year.

vanessa aka Nessie Noodle said...

how fun is that?

love it.

heather smith jones said...

oh for heaven's sake. these are of course, brilliant! your pretty handwriting makes them even better.

Joyce said...

I'm with you I love wine as a staple. It gives me my fruit intake and liquids for the day! Cut cards for the bottles. xoxo

Katrina said...

adorable!

Aris said...

love em!

Shell said...

These are so funny. Love them.

jess gonacha said...

FANTASTIC, Aimee! I love them!

trinsch said...

nice! totally great idea :)

and yes, wine is absolutely a stable food...emm...stable drink (is there such a thing?) around here too :)

have a great day ~ trinsch

Bonnie said...

your groovy doodle card wine tags are amazing !! and wine ... a staple in our home too !!

MODsquad said...

How cute are these!! LOVE them! I totally agree... wine = staple!!

Cheers!

L'Atelier said...

really cool!

Cris Siqueira said...

hey
do you speak portuguese??
i've notice that you live in kansas. i have family in there and one of my cousins lived in lawrence! he went to college on UK.

beijos

●• Tiny Red said...

whoa those are great! :) dress up the beauties hehehehe

Alexandra Hedberg said...

This is so fun! You can hide any shitty wine behind your tags and lure people to drink them...

Happy happy wine...

aimee said...

thanks all!! my daughter has figured out that these work as door hangers, too, so we have one suspended from every doorknob in the house...

and alexandra - exactly :D

travelingmama said...

This is so cute! I love your creativity! I would be SO honored if you would consider coming by Travelingmama tomorrow and joining our Traveler's Inspiration Challenge!
Hugs from Morocco!

travelingmama said...

This is so cute! I love your creativity! I would be SO honored if you would consider coming by Travelingmama tomorrow and joining our Traveler's Inspiration Challenge!
Hugs from Morocco!

epe said...

great post, i love those dresses! :)

Ces said...

Aimee, I created a new special award and you are one of its first recipients. Will you please do me the honor of accepting it? Thanks.

oneartistjournal said...

Oh I love these Aimee..What a great project.they are so happy..but then again..all your art is happy..

Christy said...

these are the coolest!

BT said...

What a brilliant idea. I think a 'because this was the cheapest on offer' would be good!!

jane said...

i love these!! you are so talented! besos!

suzanne cabrera said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!

Asja said...

oh, wow1 these wine tags are sooooo cool! love them all!!