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Title: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on April 29, 2017, 09:52:19 AM
It started out as a two balloon cat with a scrap but has now gone to being made from four balloons.
The complimentary bags of balloons we send out with orders will have enough for you to make the cat for May.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on April 30, 2017, 08:53:44 PM
I will be posting up the instructions tomorrow for the cat,
here is a slightly different version with no pinch twist in the centre of the head.

And in Black and White.

Plus one with a 260 tail and the cat is only 2 balloons and a scrap.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 10:48:16 AM
In the orders we send out this month, in the complimentary pack will be the balloons to make the cat design.

If you post your design here you will go into the draw at the end of the month to win a balloon modelling DVD.

If you do not but form us then no problem, please just have a go for fun and I hope the design is useful for you.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 10:50:38 AM
Inflate the orange 260 and leave 6 fingers un-inflated, make a 3 finger bubble followed
by a 4 finger bubble and a 1.5 finger pinch twist which will be the first ear.

You then need two small 1 finger bubbles and another 1.5 finger pinch twist for the second ear.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 10:52:24 AM
Make another 4 finger bubble for the other side of the face and lock into place.

You then need two 6 finger bubbles, the second twist locks in under the head section.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 10:54:35 AM
The back section of the body needs to be a 7 finger bubble followed by a 1 finger pinch twist.
This helps to hold the tail in place later.

Then make a 3 finger bubble and twist in between the two front legs.
Make another 3 finger bubble and twist into the pinch twist.
Deflate and discard the rest of the balloon.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 10:56:31 AM
Inflate the Ivory 260 leaving 7/8 fingers un-inflated.
The mouth section needs two 1 finger pinch twists and then one 1.5 finger pinch twist.
The larger pinch twist is the bottom section of the mouth.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 10:58:26 AM
Then make a 1 finger spacer bubble followed by a 3 finger fold twist for the first cheek.
Make another 3 finger fold twist for the second cheek.

You now have to twist the Ivory balloon into the joint for the head and body of the cat.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 11:02:50 AM
Next are two 3 finger bubbles for the cat's eye's.

The first 3 finger bubble from the orange balloon sits in between the two 4 finger face bubbles.
Pull the knot tightly up over/between the two 1 finger top of the head bubbles and push this
through the centre of the two eye bubbles.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 11:04:52 AM
I then pull the knot down into the head/body section for a secure fit.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 11:06:50 AM
The tummy for the cat I make with a 6 finger bubble and tie this into the pinch twist at the back.

Discard the rest of the Ivory 260 but I use the rest to use for the feet/claws later.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 11:08:32 AM
With the rest of the Ivory balloon make a 3 finger bubble and twist into two 1.5 finger pinch twists.

Twist them into the front lower leg section.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 11:09:34 AM
With the 160 orange I made a 12 finger bubble for the tail and attached this to the rear pinch twist.

Make a 1 finger bubble for the nose, you can make 6/7 noses from the same 260
if you do not tie the 1 finger bubble too tight.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 11:12:00 AM
Add some artwork and fingers crossed the cat looks a little similar to the one I made.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Kenny on May 26, 2017, 09:57:08 AM
Hi Graham, sorry for the late entry, been busy :D , I normally only use 2and a scrap for my quick cat, so with all the balloons you sent it was time to
Get creative :P
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Tonya on May 26, 2017, 05:53:45 PM
Love how you did the head/ears Graham.  Can't wait to give it a try
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: alexireland on June 01, 2017, 09:30:21 PM
Thank you for the delivery Graham, all arrived safely today so I tried the cat tonight :)
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Laurasfaces on June 07, 2017, 12:23:01 PM
I loved making this cat :)
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on June 09, 2017, 06:05:40 PM
Thanks to the three people for entering, I just did the random name selector to see who won.
The name chosen was.............................................Kenny, well done and thanks for entering.

I will post the selection that you can choose from,
it is getting a little smaller now as I only have enough DVD's to go till the end of the year.
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on June 09, 2017, 06:24:24 PM
This is the selection, although someone is picking a DVD who won last months competition
so there will be an item less to choose from.

Exotic birds and sea creatures, Simply Shonna
Blossoms, Guido & Dennis
Doves Angel, Maryline Fossey

CD, A little bit more, Thelma Levett
CD, Twisted Mind, Hans Siemons

Books

Captain Visual's one balloon book
Captain Visual's Air Heads and Heart Breakers
Mr Rainbows Mother Goofs, silly ditties

Mother Goofs Nursery Rhymes, Mr Rainbow
More Marvelous Miniatures, Linda Berman
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Kenny on June 10, 2017, 04:43:27 PM
A little bit more from the lovely Thelma please Graham.

Thank You. :D
Title: Re: May Competition (Cat)
Post by: Graham Lee on July 09, 2017, 11:42:19 AM
I had a play with the cat body and head from this thread and the cheeks from Linda T's workshop this week.