Monday, 3 October 2016

Lace balloons

The Spellbinders lace balloon dies - they're very pretty but a real balloon made of lace wouldn't hold any gas, would it?

Anyway, when I was a child my very favourite balloons were ones that were white and swirled with marble colours, and as you blew them up the marbling spread out over the surface of the balloon. I haven't seen them for years now - maybe the colouring was full of poisons and elf'n'safety have banned them? Or perhaps they just went out of fashion. Whatever, this is an attempt to recreate them.


I scribbled over a sheet of watercolour paper with lilac and turquoise watercolour pencils and then blended all over with a water  brush. When the paper was dry I die cut the balloons and added a stamped sentiment and some hand drawn strings.

I am sharing this with
Less is More - turquoise and lilac
ATCAS - Watercolour
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes  

15 comments:

Esther said...

These looks fab Jane, and I remember the balloons you mean! The lilac and turquoise colours work so well for this and create a really pretty effect. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Barbara Godden said...

Very pretty balloons, love the colour mix. awesome.

Kathyk said...

Simply fab .. I do love a balloon

Kathyk

Ankie vd Polder said...

Very nice. Have a nice day, Ankie

Barb said...

Your balloons look very pretty. I don't remember the ones you spoke about. Barbxx

Craftychris said...

I love your beautiful balloons! xxx

maria f. said...

Those look so pretty die cut from watercolored paper.

Susan said...

Wow, your balloons are so pretty. Love your watercolor! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

Sarah Gray said...

I love these lacy balloon dies and the lilac and turquoise colour combo works perfectly for your design, Jane! Great to see you at Less is More this week :)

Sara Pyper said...

This is so cute!! I love the colors you were able to create on those balloons!!! Great Job!!!
Thanks for playing at Crafty Gals Corner!!

Barb Ghig said...

Your smooshing technique created a beautiful effect on these lace balloons, Jane...a stunning card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Wendy Johnson said...

Such a pretty card. Love the watercoloured look.

Chrissie said...

Waiting for watercolour techniques to dry is so difficult I find... but it was worth it for the terrific effect you achieved here Jane!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sharon said...

Wow! What a blast from the past those balloons are....Those ones were always my favourites! You have captured them perfectly on your card with your terrific inking effect and beautiful die cut. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More. xx

Jaydee said...

Love those wonderful watercolor balloons, they really look as though they are just floating in air. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
Jaydee