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The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« on: March 21, 2020, 05:05:44 PM »
Rob has started a challenge over on Facebook,
you can enter each day or pick and choose just when you get time.
The theme for today was Easter, this is the link if you would like to join in,

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBalloonArtistesGuild/
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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 05:10:38 PM »
This was my effort for today, I was trying to use the thinner face but
did not like my artwork that I drew so went with version two.

I did try and get the rounds to look more egg shaped by putting a raisen
inside the 5" round and tying off, it did give a slightly better look but not
sure it was worth the effort. Still you have to try things sometimes.
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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 09:10:14 AM »
Here is mine for the Easter Theme,

I was amazed at how many people joined in from around the world, it was great to see :D

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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 01:06:09 PM »
This was my day two challenge, something for Mothers Day.
I was not sure which pose I preferred, I posted the last one with hands at side on
the challenge as I thought it looked like the hands were protecting the baby more.
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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 09:49:21 AM »
Day three of the challenge and the theme was under water.

I made the Oyster and Pearl which eventually I was pleased with.
I turned the pinch twists around in the second picture to give a more shell type look.

I made five tulip twists and joined them together to try and hide the
connection point we would have had with just using a 160 balloon
with either tying it together or having pinch twists.

I thought it looked more pleasing to the eye, well it did to my eye  ;D
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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 09:53:13 AM »
I then added some extra detail to the base, I was pleased and then Danielle
suggested using a light inside for the Pearl and that just made the piece
pop and glow, the reflection from the light really helped the design. 
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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 10:32:55 PM »
Here is what I did for the Underwater theme :D

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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 10:16:42 AM »
This was day four of the challenge which was jungle themed.
I had been making some one balloon snakes this week so just upscaled it a little.
This was built on a live video link with two of my ladies of latex, Sally and Danielle.

Although some call them my carers  ;D ;D ;D

I posted the first one as I think a rattle snake is found more in the desert and not a jungle.
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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2020, 10:51:35 AM »
Day 5 of the challenge and the theme was Space.

Rob made a joke in the main thread when he posted,
"it is Space, what do you think you can come up with? maybe 3 ears?
a left ear, a right ear and a final front ear?

So carrying on with that pun...…….this was my effort for the day.
P.S. Thanks to my art department for the editing.
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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2020, 11:26:05 AM »
The theme for day 6 was Birds.
If anyone would like to join in then this is the link,
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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2020, 11:30:18 AM »
Mr Men was the theme for day seven. I made Mr Noisy for the thread and then
made a Mr Snow the day after. It was a challenge trying to get his mouth
right and the top of his scarf. Neither still look right to me but I got a
little fed up so went onto twisting the next thing.

Maybe I will come back to Mr Snow ………….in a few years time, he he.
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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2020, 04:55:31 PM »
Transport was the theme for day eight and I decided to make the digger.
If anyone wanted to have a go at the challenges then this is the page,

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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2020, 10:02:25 AM »
I might have added some of the above in the wrong order, the themes were,

Day 1, 21st March, Easter
Day 2, 22nd March, Mum
Day 3, 23rd March, Under water
Day 4, 24th March, Jungle
Day 5, 25th March, Space
Day 6, 26th March, Birds
Day 7, 27th March, Mr Men
Day 8, 28th March, Transport
Day 9, 29th March, Weave
Day 10, 30th March, Super Heroes
Day 11, 1st April, Food
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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2020, 10:04:00 AM »
This was my weave entry as the head structure did have the 160 weaved
in and out of the 260. I know a very weak link  ;D
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Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2020, 10:18:36 AM »
It was then onto superheroes, I made the Nurse.
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