Sunday, January 13, 2013

“Parrot” Plant Stake

This is my DT project for OSAAT (One Stitch At A Time), the challenge this week is "Anything Goes" at:
I just adore this image by Barbara Jensen.  You can get this lovely Parrot and other wonderful images at:

Besides having fun with Barbara's image I got back into Shrink Plastic.  I have not played with it since I was young (okay too long ago to talk about).  How great it is now that I can play with it on my desk and not melt it in the oven.  I just used my handy dandy embossing heat gun.  Of course it flew off my desk a couple times but it was so much fun to watch.  I punched out the butterfly image and colored it, shrunk it and added stickles.  This will not be my last time playing with shrink plastic.  :-)

Top Tip - When working with shrink plastic and a embossing heat gun, it is best to have a scribe or tweezers handy to hold down the plastic.  Also not every marker will work on shrink plastic.  I found permanent markers work well and the color comes out strong. 

I used in this project:

Stitchy Bear – “Parrot" image by Barbara Jensen 
MS - Butterfly Punch
Shrink Plastic
Stickles - Stardust
Chop Stick

I would like to enter my project in the following challenges:

LEJ Designs - New Shrink Plastic

Whoopsi Daisy - Butterfly Punch

Paper Take Weekly

Incy Wincy Designs - My New is the Shrink Plastic

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Old Technique with Shrink Plastic

Stamping with the Dragon

Brown Sugar

Craft Us Crazy - New Shrink Plastic

All Sorts - Butterfly Punch

Dream Valley

Daisy Doodles


My Grafico Crafts

Crafting for All Seasons - My New is the Shrink Plastic

Top Tip Tuesday

Digi Stamp 4 Joy

Chocolate Coffee & Cards

Crafter's Companion

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  1. This is gorgeous, and livens up the pot plant beautifully.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Fabulous - love how you've layered the image - and a great idea too!

  3. Totally awesome project. I would never have thought of using a digi to do this type of project! And I've never used shrink plastic... will have to try it out. Fabulous coloring!

  4. A great creative idea, love the bright colours, thanks for entering the lejdesigns Challenge

  5. Your project is great. I haven't used shrink plastic for ages but I might just have to give it a go again. Sorry, I didn't visit last week as I've had a miserable time since New Year's Eve. Memories. Hazel x

  6. A gorgeous plant stake. I love how you have done your butterfly with shrink plastic, must play with mine more often. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy and hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

  7. What a lovely creation, beautiful made.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  8. Thanks for joining us a Allsorts Tracy x

  9. Such a fantastic plant stake and a wonderful tip too !!
    Im not brave enough to try shrink plastic lol

    Choccy xx

  10. Brilliant plant stake, such a cute parrot and fabulous butterfly. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.
    Nicola -x-

  11. Fabulous creation and so pleased you had fun with your shrink plastic! If you sand it with a buffing block you can use water colour pencils and distress inks too!
    Thanks for sharing your Top Tip too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  12. Wow, too fun! Love the parrot and I totally know what you're talking about with shirk plastic and the heat gun! I finally got boring and just use my toaster oven. Best, your OSAAT teamie CG

  13. Was a great project something a little bit different, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  14. Terrific idea to add some fun and nature elements to a beautiful plant. Love the tip you left as well. Your parrot is a great choice for our Fur or Feathers challenge.

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Lisa xx

  15. A wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  16. brilliant thanks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma xx

  17. Just love your project, so perfect for a plant...bright and fun,
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member

  18. WOW! This is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along on the Crafter's Companion Challenge this month!

  19. I am back with my design team hat on. This is such a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  20. Oh this is so sweet, but anything with Birds will be great LOL. I Have 4 of them not mccaws but others from parrot family. Again Thanks for playing with us at Crafting For All Seasons

  21. Awesome idea! Hmmm, now you got me thinking!!!!! Thanks for the idea!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge!!


  22. Very nice card, thank you for playing along with Brown Sugar this week, we hope you decide to join us again!! Good Luck,
    Alice B.

  23. Such a beautifully coloured image to brighten up the plant. And that little shrink art butterfly is just did a wonderful job of it. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy ....good luck ~ Charlene DS4J DT

  24. Lovely creation, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  25. What a fun creation, love the bright colours as they are perfect for a parrot. Your butterfly is so cute. I love shrink plastic but don't play with it often, you may have inspired me to dig it out :)

    Love Mandy xxx

  26. I'm back wearing my DT hat :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Fresh & Clean challenge over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges, hope to see you again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for Daisy Doodles)

  27. What a great project, you coloured the parrot so nicely, and the butterfly looks fun to make. Thanks for joining the Fur or Feathers Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  28. Your creation is so very wonderfull! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca