Thursday, March 19, 2009


OK, I hope this isn't getting old but I have another Anya shrinky. First, let me explain why I like using Ian and Anya as subjects;
1. They shrink to the perfect size for a lot of projects.
2. The shapes are not very intricate so are easy to cut out.
3. They are just so darn cute!

So, as I was sitting at the hockey game watching the Pens "thrash" Atlanta (GO PENS!!!) I thought hmmm, I think cheer Anya would be perfect for...

I can't make a decent bow to save my life but I thought it was a fun idea. I don't do craft shows but I bet that if the colors were changed to match the local high school sports teams they might be a fun thing to offer. I got the korker ribbon on ebay for the first hairbow. They are very easy to make with pre-made korkers but you can also make them yourself. I found the website "The Ribbon Retreat" to be very helpful. The second bow was made with wire-rimmed organza ribbon. See the shrinking Ian tutorial for how to shrink and color the Anyas. I glued Anya on the front with my trusty E-6000 craft glue and put a ponytail holder on the back. Since my daughter is a bit old for the bows I think I will give them to my little neice. My sister and her family are huge Steeler fans and she would look so sweet in it.

While I was at it I made a card (with an un-shrunk Anya) to go with the theme. It is a combo of the SCS card sketch and inspiration challenges this week.
I had a heck of a time coloring the black so it wouldn't look flat and the pom poms looked pathetic so I made ribbon pom poms. Her pom poms are a bit big but some girls are just lucky that way!

I have one more cool use for shrinks up my sleeve that I will post next week and that should get them out of my system. At least for a while, well maybe, I did just receive a couple new stamps from The Greeting Farm that I can't wait to use. Have a super de duper weekend!


Busym1 said...

Very cute! I'm new to your blog, it's nice! Steeler Fans also! I'm from Southwestern Pa. also. I will be visiting your blog more often now. I love doing shrink art also, I use my daughters shrinky dink machine I bought her for Christmas one year, or my heat gun. Have a great weekend.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I saw your comment on SC on one of my cards and decided to check out your new blog. Thanks for the compliment! Your Anja Card and shrinky are so bright and cheery and cute!! TFS Great Blog!

Becky said...

Congratulations on your new blog, it is fabulous. And your card and shrinky are adorable.

Barb said...

These are all just so cute! LOVE the big ribbon pom poms... adorable!

Jackie said...

This is fabulous and that image is darling! great job!!!

Michelle said...

so clever..and so adorable.

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMGOSH! I should hire you to make hairbows for my daughter's pom squad! These are AMAZING!!!