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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2020, 10:22:46 AM »
I have tried to contact Christopher Ingram for details about a website or Facebook page we could promote for him.
As yet he has not got back to me, we saw his picture on the "Smile for a Rainbow" Facebook page.


So this was my attempt at the hot air balloon design,
its the getting the shape of the balloon that is the main challenge.
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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2020, 02:42:08 PM »
It was my turn to choose the challenge, I went with this Bear design.
Its by Masayoshi Matsumoto, the design is on his insta account, isopresso_balloon2
He also has another account on insta, isopresso_balloon

This I believe is also his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/masayoshi.matsumoto.5
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2020, 10:30:32 AM »
The Bear challenge we did a little different and only had a couple of hours to make.
Usually I do this very leisurely over a few days with time to think and plan a little.
I did make mine in the two hours but it took me over an hour to get a picture
that I liked. For some reason it was difficult to get the right shot.

My favourite two pictures that I managed. I did change the design slightly.
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2020, 10:07:03 AM »
Here is my attempt at the bear. I liked this one as I learnt a new weave.
Graham said its called the wheat weave, it was a challenge making in 2 hours.
But maybe not again, it was stressful. Back to making them leisurely again for me.

Its my turn to pick a design to make, now what shall it be...………………..

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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2020, 03:12:55 PM »
As it was my turn to set the challenge I looked for inspiration and could not find something I wanted to make.
But a job came in asking to make a Koi fish so I suggested this as was something different to what we usually make.

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« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2020, 09:44:59 AM »
I went with weaving and was only doing a trial run to get shape etc
That is why it's all in Orange but then decided to go with it.

My Koi is a more rounded shape than oblong,
changing bubble sizing on the weave could adjust that next time................
if there is a next time  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2020, 11:23:10 AM »
I did make a few extra fish and have posted them onto another thread so this thread
keeps more to  just the designs that have been set as the challenge.
https://balloonchat.co.uk/balloon-chit-chat/fish-11694/msg87540/#new

The fish in the above post was version one of the design and the fish here is version four.
Version two and three are on the link above to see how I got to version four.

I was aiming for an off White colour for the fish and put Chocolate Brown inside the White 321 balloon.
This was a mistake, possibly just Ivory would have darkened it up enough as
my Fish went to a Grey colour where it was double stuffed.

I did also want to try a smaller mouth but when I was changing it over the main fish popped.
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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2020, 11:01:13 AM »
This time it was my challenge to choose the new balloon but after searching the internet nothing inspired me.
I got an unusual job that came through, to create a Koi balloon.
So we decided this would be a good challenge.

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« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2020, 10:24:12 AM »
It was my turn to decide the challenge design we were going to try and re create.
I went with another design by TwisTee the Racoon.

You can find her on Insta here, https://www.instagram.com/balloontwistee/?hl=en

or on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Kaiumporn.P
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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2020, 03:55:52 PM »
This was my first attempt at the design, the face was a little too wide and the ears
I did a loop from a centre point which did not give the desired effect.
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« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2020, 04:09:06 PM »
I then went onto version two for the head, I used the same body for both designs.
I changed the look for the ears and made the head not as wide.
The eyes we did change the look of as well.
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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2020, 10:55:11 AM »
I love what Twistee makes....always so cute.
And there is so much work in this design....with apple twists and eyes. That it did end up taking a while to make the end result.

I'm happy with the outcome but the ears should be more upright and still not quite as cute as hers 😍

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Re: Challenge 2020
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2020, 03:18:07 PM »
Here is our next challenge, the Spaceman. Graham sent me a few pictures over while we were trying to decide the next challenge and I liked the Spaceman.
Not sure who to credit, I'm sure Graham will let people know.

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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2020, 04:04:22 PM »
I have finally found out who to credit for the Spaceman design.

He uses the name Alan, this is his Facebook Page,
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517504713&comment_id=Y29tbWVudDoxMDE1NzU4OTQ4NzgxODI5N18xMDE1NzU4OTU1NjY1MzI5Nw%3D%3D

And his YouTube channel is, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwXvfPBjaQ_BagvvvN0wwLA/videos

The Spaceman video where he talks about it and quickly makes the design is here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnTlBo1huZo
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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2020, 10:03:15 AM »
This was my Space Man that I came up with a few days back now.
I was waiting to post till I found out who the original artiste was.

There is a thread here with some more pictures that I posted while trying to come up with the design,

http://balloonchat.co.uk/picture-gallery/spaceman-11720/
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