August 6, 2012

Hot Air Ballooning

Happy first Monday of August! Hard to believe it's August. Where did the summer go? This week's challenge at Bitten By The Bug2 is to use a hot air balloon cut, or an airplane if you don't have the balloon.  Hot air balloons are so popular right now. Although I do not have a cartridge that has a hot air balloon on it, I still wanted my project to feature it. So instead what I did was cut 6 flower petals from Flower Shoppe, used one as a base, folded the other 5 in half and glued them back to back to create a 3D hot air balloon. I cut out a square from coordinating paper, border punched one edge, and attached it with foam dots as the basket. I tied baker's twine through the basket and attached to the back of the hot air balloon. I added a strip of patterned paper that had parachuting frogs on it and even cut out a frog to sit in the basket. I adhered several puffy stickers including the dog in the basket, the bees and the swirls. The final touches were letter stickers to the basket and rhinestones to the corners. The hot air balloon is kind of elongated, and I considered trimming down the flower petals it's made from, but decided not to. I'm still not sure if that would look better or not. I really like the idea of the doggie and his froggie friend going on a trip in a hot air balloon. Isn't that silly? Go check out the other designer's creations at BBTB2! You'll be glad you did.
Miles of Smiles,