Saturday, 23 November 2013

Up,up and away...


...in my beautiful balloon!  Well, Major Thomas's balloon really - just the sort of thing to take Lady Ermintrude for a jaunt.  The theme at SanDee and amelie's  blog this month is balloons and it gave me a chance to complete a project I've been thinking about for some time.

I began with this Christmas Bauble -
And after some work with paint and GIlder's Paste finished with this...
As well as the paint and gilder's paste, I used a curtain ring, some chain, a bottle top, a bit of net and German scrap, and a flag made with a bit of cocktail stick and a stamp from Clarity.  And yes, I shall be hanging the finished item on the Christmas tree!


6 comments:

die amelie said...

What a brilliant transformation, Keren!

And your idea of altering a bauble is just sooo clever. LOVE your balloon and its "bling"!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's SPC!


Hugs,
Claudia x

Brigitte said...

Ah ! Oh ! it's a clever idea, an altered bauble. Your ballon is gorgeous !
Thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie Steampunk challenges blog.
Coutureuse

Nan G said...

An amazing altered bauble! Hope it takes pride of place on the Christmas tree.

Maura said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the shimmer.

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

I love your altered bauble! So great realisation - and the idea with the bottletop is so clever. Have a nice weekend. Evelyn

Matney said...

Oh my this turned out wonderful. Just love this alteration and makes a beautiful balloon.