Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dinosaur Bag with Shrink Plastic Stars

Hi all,  where did the week go again!!!  Looks like this one is going to fly by as fast to!
We had a fun packed weekend, went to St Andrews Market and then on to Eltham to look at a press machine Saturday, then on Sunday I got to play and went to the Copic Project Certification in Melbourne, what fun we had, it was great to catch up with Mandi and some girls I had met at the Copic Standard Certification.

Now our challenge over at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog is to create a Male Creation using some of your brown copics!  Now I have used Oliver (Sammi is now stocking The Greeting Farm Stamps) and made a Dinosaur Bag for Morgan's Dinosaurs, now I should have sort the dinosaurs out before I made the bag lol!  As they seemed to have grown!  So you could say it is a sleeping bag as a few heads will be popping out!

I have stamped the image onto the calico then coloured in with copics, for the writing, I wrote the outline with the mulitliner 0.3 then coloured in using various colours of brown copics, then stitched it up with my sewing machine.

The stars have been made using shrink plastic, which was coloured using E35, then used a CM star punch and the SU Crop a dile for the hole in the centre (ish).  Then used my heat gun to shrink them, this is the first time I have used shrink plastic and at the same time made some Inky embellishments too.  I had split the string, so I could thread it through the holes and used string for the tie at the top.


B21, 24, 91, 95
C1, 2, 7
E000, 00, 13, 25, 31, 33, 35, 37, 47, 50, 99
W00, 1, 3
YG63 and 0

Sammi over at the Mad for Markers Store now has the full selection of Sketch and ciaos in stock, as well as TGF stamps and various Xpress It products.


Creatalicious Challenge #19 - To create something for a male add three stars and use the colour brown
Charisma Cardz Challenges #9 - Four Legged Friends (hope dinosaurs count lol!)
Make It Monday Linky Party #27 - Michelle's blog where you can share your creation with other crafters

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


  1. What a fun bag!! I just love your coloring of this adorable image Annette!! So creative and fun!

  2. Me too! I've just discovered shrink plastic and having fun using it on ATC's. Love your little stars. I have been using colouring pencils but havn't tried doing holes in it yet.

  3. WOW this is FANTASTIC....a very cute bag....love it!!!

  4. Oh my boys would LOVE this!! What a fabulous idea.

    Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  5. What a FABULOUS idea to use shrink plastic to make buttons - tooo clever and a perfect finish for your cute bag!

  6. Oh wow Annette, this is just soooo very clever!! I love it!! That bag is adorable and I so love the buttons and your coloring of that image!! TFS! HUGS!!

  7. WWW Annette what a super sweet bag and fantastic design, I haven't seen one of these in blogland girly sooooo creative and PERFECT!!! I LOVE this idea, thanks for sharing, you are amazing girly!

  8. Wow, great idea. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious.
    Hugs Nadell

  9. beautiful creation! thanks for joining in this weeks 4 legged friends challenge at Charisma! Gemma :)

  10. This is fantastic Annette!!! I love your dinosaur bag! You could sell these at the markets!
    Alicia xx

  11. Very fun bag, cutie image and I love the shrinkie stars!!

  12. WOW Fantastic creation Annette!!! Edoardo... my sweet nephew love the dinosaurus and this is a brilliant idea to store them..... I can try to make one ^:^
    Happy Sunday

  13. This is AWESOME Annette! What a fun idea!! :D
    Perfect image too!! LOVE the shrink plastic stars!!

  14. Boys and dinosaurs~~we went thru that phase--now big boys like trucks :) LOL
    Love your bag--great idea!! Thanks for joining us at creatalicious hope to see you next challenge :)
    Congrats on being chosen in the top 5!!


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