If you lived through the sixties you might remember Up, Up and Away by the 5th Dimension
If you lived in Australia during the 1970's you would certainly remember this version of Up, Up and Away with TAA ...
(doncha just lurv the chef ... a little extra hmmmmmm)
And the reason I am getting all nostalgic? Well, I made a little hot air balloon over the past couple of nights (when I was supposed to be doing Chemistry homework, but didn't have the right 'stuff' to do it, so found something else to keep me off the streets). It stands about 17cm (6 3/4") high and is just the cutest! The Pazzles cutting file was gifted to me by the wonderful Elizabeth Allison of Phlumpets Creative Cuts and I added the half rosettes and buttons.
The small polkadot paper is Graphic 45's Rock-a-Bye Baby, the pink rosettes are cut from an old 7 Gypsies paper I can't find a link to, and I used Ranger Ink/Tim Holtz Peeled Paint stain on a C'oredinations Signature series Heritage Craft cardstock.
Now that I've tried out the file, I'm going to delve into my Graphic 45 papers and do a vintage, steampunky version this weekend.
I can also see this particular idea as the centrepiece for an exploding box ... oh the possibilities are endless!