Monday, 9 July 2018

Hot Air Balloon


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have something 3D to show you. I was looking for ideas to help showcase our Designer Series Paper as it is on sale this month. As I was strolling the isles of Spotlight for inspiration, I came across this hot air balloon. I hindsight, I should of kept walking, but more on that later.

This was the unassuming packet. It looked easy....mmmm.


I thought it would look good covered in some of our pretty paper.
This is what I ended up with.

Our patterned papers are perfect for 3D items. See our complete range here - http://bit.ly/DesignerSeriesPaper

Now this somewhat resembles what it is meant to look like. It's just a bit wonky in places and the basket on the bottom has a definite lean...lol...but after a day and an evening of struggling to put it together, swearing at it and threatening to run it over, I am surprised it made it through to the photography stage.

Our patterned papers are perfect for 3D items. See our complete range here - http://bit.ly/DesignerSeriesPaper

Covering all the individual elements with patterned paper was the easy bit. That took me maybe an hour. But then the struggle came with trying to get it into a balloon shape and getting it to stay! I added extra adhesive, thank goodness for our tear & tape. But it was being really stubborn. And with no written instructions, only a few drawings, it was definitely a challenge and way out of my comfort zone.

The box on the bottom refused to go together once covered in paper. So I got radical  and chopped off the tabs and used tear & tape around the outside to keep it together

Our patterned papers are perfect for 3D items. See our complete range here - http://bit.ly/DesignerSeriesPaper

My husband was with me when I bought this, and I told him when he asked me where I had been all day, to not let me buy anything like this again...lol....

But at least the paper is pretty and the top came out really nice. Just ignore the wonky rest of it.

Our patterned papers are perfect for 3D items. See our complete range here - http://bit.ly/DesignerSeriesPaper

I had planned to decorate it more with flowers and butterflies, but by  the time I had put it together, I was well and truly over it. So I just added some paper lace trim using  the Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies.

Our patterned papers are perfect for 3D items. See our complete range here - http://bit.ly/DesignerSeriesPaper

I hope you have enjoyed my attempt at a lovely 3D item to show you another way to use our Designer Series Paper. If you make something like this, please share it with me. Now that I have attempted one, I really appreciate those who can tackle a  project like these and succeed.

If you are interested in any of the products I have used today, please see the list below.

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle


1 comment:

  1. It looks fine and I did have a bit of a giggle. I think Tony's task should be to take it apart now and see if he can do a better job :) Great post

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