There was quite a bit of experimenting because my original idea didn't work out. But I'm pretty pleased with the final product and it all came together very quickly once I got going. The hot air balloon is for my daughter's room, where it'll float amongst the blue skies and fluffy clouds in her garden-themed room.
The hot air balloon is created using mostly Prima products. Lots of Prima lace, flowers, crystal and bling swirls, and of course that butterfly. I like the idea of a butterfly perched on a hot air balloon. :)
A view from below to show more pearl and crystal flourish on the underside of the hot air balloon:
I created the hanging basket from scratch using Prima's Watercolor Rainbow patterned paper, lots of lace, flowers and a pearl strand. The basket is remarkably sturdy and can hold quite a lot in it. Here the basket is filled with a surprise and topped off with a large Prima bloom.
This project was a difficult one to photograph. Photographing the hanging hot air balloon near an open door for sunlight meant it was spinning around in the light breeze. So I had to wait for it to spin to the angle I wanted then quickly snap a photograph and wait for it to spin around again. All this done with single hand photography because I had to hold up the balloon with my left hand. The last time I did something like this was when I was photographing my butterfly mobile.
I had lots of fun making this. Best of all, it makes me happy looking at it. :)
List of materials used:
Patterned Paper - Prima Watercolor Rainbow Tropical Lagoon
Flowers - Prima Cameo Roses Turquoise, Cameo Roses Mandarin, Fairytale Roses Teal, Fairytale Roses Baby Pink, Caboodles, Athena Flowers Powder Puff
Butterfly - Prima Jewelbox Butterflies Pink Topaz
Crystals - Prima Say It In Pearls Mixed Crystals Blue and Cream
Lace - Prima