Wednesday, 23 January 2013

WOYWW 190- Ta Dah

 Its that time again, to show our desks to the world,  I have been teasing people with my project this week, but I have managed to finish just in time for today ( although I wrote this last night).




And her it is, a Hot Air Balloon.  this is based on idea I saw on the The Gentleman Crafters blog last year.  He however used a glass bauble for his base, I have used a polystyrene ball which is covered with sticky metal .  the straps are made from grungeboard and studded with buttons that look like screws. The basket is a 2ins configuration box painted and covered with destinations paper. Sandbags I made from some cotton coloured with Tea Dye stain filled with toy stuffing and tied up.  Top of the balloon is the inside of a tape machine with I have made look like rust using Andy skinner's technique.  the propeller is from a defunct Christmas ornament.  Rest of embellies made from gears and clock hands etc.  Hope you like it.   For the details re snooping get yourself over to Julia's Stamping Ground for the details.

21 comments:

  1. Brilliant , what a clever girl your are lovel it. Jill #56

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  2. Good morning.
    Just popping over to say Hi. Wow, that's a fab project! Funnily enough I've been hunting for something round or oval to do a similer one. Didn't even think of polystyrene!I hope you have a good and creative week to follow.
    Neil#17

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  3. That looks fabulous, well done.

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  4. When i looked at your tease yesterday, all kinds or things went through my mind. I was just so not expecting this. WOW- WOW- AND WOW again.
    What a brilliant creation.
    Oh and just for the record...
    WOW.
    Regards,
    Nelle xx #89

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  5. Ta-Dah indeed! That is flipping amazing!!!!! I love it.
    Bubbles #22

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  6. Your hot air balloon is sooooo cool, Francesca! LOVE IT!

    Thanks for stopping by my workdesk and have a wonderful WW!

    die amelie x

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  7. Amazing Hot Air Ballon,,,,,,I love the steampunk style I am working on new Sheets on this theme....Thanks for your comments to The Doll House Collector at Alison Bomber' blog with my adorable doll sheet,,,so feel free to choose your favorite product from all my stuff for free e-mail me to nicecrane@yahoo.com

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  8. Totally worth the wait, such a great idea and end result, very very cool.You need to do a whole fleet of these ;) At the CB on sat for the book class?

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  9. I would never have guessed a hot air balloon, and very steam punky too! Awesome! Loved the leather purse ATC too, extremely clever! Thanks for visiting my desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  10. How amazing it this Francesca!!!! Wowee!! So glad you showed it today. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #150

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  11. Well, I have been watching your snippits of this project sort of (Can you tell what it is yet?) I did not guess a hot air baloon. Amazing bravo. Hugs Mo x

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  12. Hi Francesca,

    Live dangerously and get the Gelli plate! It's so interesting to see what will happen with each print.

    I love the balloon. It reminds me of some of those graphics in the Monty Python shows. The hints and processes you used are really interesting and helpful too. Thanks for sharing, and for calling in to me.

    Ros. #3

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  13. Awesome! Love the finished Balloon! I saw the Gentleman Crafters also and I think I like the metal one better! Also love the ATC on the previous post. Awesome leather purse! Enjoyed the comment you left on my desk this week! Thanks for sharing and have a great crafty week! Vickie #35

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  14. WOW! It's amazing, what a great job - you must be so pleased with it...every time it catches your eye you'll smile. The 'balloon' is incredibly realistic, you are very clever. And patient.

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  15. How fantastic that is!! woo hoo! wonderful idea and I think I ;ike the silver ballon better than I would like a glass one!
    Love jo x
    and thanks for visiting

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  16. Wohow... that's breathtaking, just gorgeous. A real master piece.

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  17. Wow this is brilliant what a fantastic project - thanks for visiting me - Nicky 82

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  18. WOW! Gorgeous! I so want to make one, too! I am already pondering it in my mind, wondering if I have any of those things at hand...I know I have some styro balls...and silver tape...hmmm, no buttons but I have some brads...no leather but I have...um, hmmmmm. Oh, right, here to comment on *your* creativity! lol Super super fab! Thanks for sharing and also thanks for leaving me a comment already, Deeyll #161

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  19. Lovin the balloon. I like the 'metal' look. It reminds me of the move 'Around the World in 80 Days' for some reason. April #110

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