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Challenge 2020
« on: January 03, 2020, 11:03:09 AM »
We have decided to start a new thread for our Balloon Chat challenge for 2020.
To see the challenges for 2019, http://balloonchat.co.uk/balloon-chit-chat/challenge/

Its my turn to set the challenge for Danielle and I have gone with this dog design.
I did see it on ‎Juanma España Facebook page, I did contact them and it is not
his design and he mentioned it was sent to him 2 or 3 years back.

So if anyone does know who the designer is we would very much like to credit.
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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 10:23:13 AM »
This is my variation on the dog, we are still looking to see who to credit for the design.
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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 10:27:12 AM »
A couple more views.
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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 01:53:17 PM »
After many Xmas parties and no twisting I felt a little rusty
But Graham set this challenge and it is a nice interesting design. I wanted to make different slightly. I would change his top of his head next time...I feel I made it too wide.
I think it's meant to be a schnauzer.
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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 03:18:17 PM »
Looks like the mystery has been solved, this is the Facebook page for Kun Lung Ho.
‎Juanma España posted on my timeline that he remembered where he saw the design 

https://www.facebook.com/balloonho/

I saw this picture on his timeline, if you get time have a look at his Facebook
page as there are some truly stunning designs on there.
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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 07:16:25 PM »
Here is a design that is very eye catching. Graham found it but I decided to make our challenge as different to what we normally make.
A Celtic style design.
We are having trouble finding artist but we think it is Masayoshi Matsumoto. I always love his artwork.

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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 07:20:03 PM »
Here is my attempt. But Graham did play with the design first and give me hints of what is a good starting point.
I wish I had made more Square by twisting sculpture a little more.

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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2020, 07:38:15 PM »
I found the design on the Insta BalloonTwisting page, the name posted/credited was Isopresso_balloon2
I did find the design on this page and with another link to Masayoshi Matsumoto Insta page.

This is why we believe it to be his but not 100% certain,
I will try and find his page on facebook/website as well and post the details for that as well.

To make it clear, Danielle and I are finding designs to inspire us and we are trying to make them
as a challenge. Some we attempt to recreate and others are a slight variation on a theme.

This was my attempt at the design, It did not look and sit as nice as the original.
I have two hearts as the first one I made was too large to sit in the centre so we
had to make slightly smaller and then I liked the heart sitting in front of the base.
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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2020, 07:49:10 PM »
As the design to me looked untidy I tied the inner and outer section of the sides together.
For my eye this sits correctly and makes a pleasing look, It did take me a little while
to work out the mechanics of the design and the correct length of the balloons to
make the design sit correctly, with a little help from Danielle....Thanks.
It was a good challenge, I definitely enjoyed this one....
then again I have enjoyed them all.
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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2020, 04:29:49 PM »
It was my turn for the challenge, so I sent the picture to Danielle and she did agree.
This is possibly the best Sonic I have seen, its by Patrick van de Ven.
I was into making sonic last week and then this week Patrick posted this one.

We both liked it so much we made it the challenge, Patrick does sell quite a few tutorials
if you wanted to take a look at his Facebook page, I don't think there is a tutorial for Sonic....
at the moment. https://www.facebook.com/ballonkunstenaar
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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2020, 09:10:39 AM »
Here is my version of Sonic from Patrick's design.
I have been making a few Sonic's over the past few weeks.

There is a separate thread on Balloon Chat if anyone would like to take a look.
https://balloonchat.co.uk/picture-gallery/sonic/
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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2020, 09:11:44 AM »
This Sonic is a collaboration of Patrick's Sonic and the one I was making on the other thread.
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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2020, 07:14:36 PM »
Finally I have time....ample of time to make our Sonic challenge.....due to getting fined if we do go out!
I really loved Graham's and Patrick's designs so I kind of morphed them both together 😂
Sorry it's taken me so long to create it.

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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2020, 09:35:12 AM »
It was my challenge and I wanted to delve into a bit of weaving.
I spotted a hot air balloon by Christopher Ingram and wanted to try.

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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2020, 10:06:04 AM »
I wasn't quite sure how many to start with so this challenge I did talk it through
with Graham and he guided me on how he did the top even though with 12
balloons of 6 colours it was rather confusing at first   ;D

But then I was fine to do on my own. I'm pretty happy how my first hot air weave went.
But definitely want to do more as I really need to improve.