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