Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Robin's Nest Craft Engineered Hot Air Balloon!

The Robin's Nest Posted this challenge!!!!

"Every day designers like you blow us away with your amazing ingenuity and creativity.  It's has been especially exciting to see some of you use The Robin's Nest product to expand beyond scrapbooking into other crafting areas such as mixed media, altered art and home decorations and more.
At the Robin's Nest we delight in seeing artists-from our talented design team member to new people we encounter every day- crate projects beyond our wildest imaginations.  We treasure our role in sharing new ideas, trends and techniques with crafters the world over.  It is in that spirte that we are thrilled to announce our biggest contest ever

Win Fabulous Prizes
We want to see what you can engineer with our products.  Cut it, glue it, sculpture it, fold it or even hammer it - as long as it is handcrafted by you and at least 75% of it is made from Robin Nest products, you have a shot at winner a fabulous prize
1st Place Prize
$500 in Products from The Robin's Nest Website
The 1st prize winner will also have $500 product donated to their local craft store
Great way to support your local Scrapbook store
2nd Place Prize
$250.00 in Product from The Robin's Nest Website
3rd Place Prize
$100.00 in Product from The Robin's Nest Website
Audience Choice Prize
$200 in Products from The Robin's Nest Website

How to enter/contest Rules
Create your most unique, imaginative and exciting project ever.  Just make sure that at least 75% of your project is made up of The Robin's Nest Products

Audience Voting
Between November 15 and Nov 30, 2014 you may vote up to once per day for your favorite project. Click HERE to vote! Be sure to scroll down!  The Audience Choice Winner will be the project with the most votes that has not been selected as on the the Judge's Choice winners.  On December 1, 2014 the finalist with the most votes will be named the 2014 Robin's Nest International Craft Engineer Audience"



I had seen a hot air ballon on a blog a couple of years back, was totally  inspired and always wanted to make one.  I am not sure who I am using as my inspiration... if you see this please let me know.  (Update 11/16/2014 Miranda Edney is my inspiration, the inspiration post HERE!)

I have been working on my project for days! I am really happy how it turned out!  Hope you enjoy it.

Cut 20 balloon shapes from The Robin's Nest Swirl Glitter sheets. Depending on the size of balloon you are making will depend on the number of pieces you can cut from a sheet.  My pattern is 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 (at the widest point of the balloon). Distress edges with an emery board and use brown ink on edges. Spritz the back of each ballon with iRESITable spray.  

Glue four of the balloons to heavy chipboard cut with the same pattern as the 20.  Cut one in chipboard balloon in half and adhere to the first to create quarters.  Punch holes where you would like to attach chain to hold the basket.

Fold the remaining 16 balloons in half and divide in to stacks of  four.  Then nest them inside of each other, gluing at the center.  When you are finished you will have four sections.  Adhere these to the four sections of the chipboard balloon.  Now the balloon is taking place.  Once the glue dries you can start adjusting the panels of the balloon.  Add chain to hold the basket.

While the balloon dries make the flags and pennants for the banner from assorted Daisy Sheets (Back Stripes), embellish with Dew Drops and Diamond Dew Drops.  Add the lace, banner, ribbon and top arrangement to the balloon.

To make the  Basket cut a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 square from card stock , score at one inch in on all sides.  Fold up and create a box.  Attach with vintage pins to the basket and then the main balloon.  Then decorate with flags, flowers and feathers!

Robins Nest:
10 Assorted Swirl Glitter Sheets
3 Assorted Daisy Sheets (Back Stripes)
Assorted Dew Drops and Diamond Dew Drops
Chain & Jump Rings
Vintage pins
Feathers  & Flowers
Lace & Ribbon

You can see all the projects entered in the contest HERE and vote... You can vote for your favorite starting November 15 through the 30th!!!  


Denise said...

Truly a work of art. I really like it :) Denise

Barbara Rankin said...

Fabulous, Lyneen!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Very very cool Lyneen! Love it!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

I love this Lyneen!! Fabulous work!

Robin Horasanian said...

It's fabulous, Lyneen!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

love, Love, LOVE this!!!! What a wonderful creation - so magical. And I appreciate the tip on making the first diecuts out of chipboard - makes absolute sense to give it a bit of strength to the structure. Would love to see it person!

Great work - hope you win!

Connie Mercer said...

amazing!!! congrats!

Giorgia Rossini said...

congrats! really deserved