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!