Thursday, April 12, 2012

Up, Up And Away ...

Hello my dear friends,

so nice that you are visiting Todolwen again!

Today I would like to finally share my newest creation with you. I had already given you a clue by showing you the three main 'ingredients' I have used. I wonder if any one of you lovely bloggers have been able to maybe guess what I was up too ... ?

So, this was the clue I gave you ...

... and before I share my newest making with you, here is another clue to make it really interesting!

As a little girl I used to love listening to a song called 'Up, up and Away' by the Fifth Dimension. If you don't know which song it is, I have added a link under the picture above. It will take you to YouTube so you can listen to it.

And now ...

... this is my latest creation! (I can't wait to share this with you and by the way I had totally forgotten how messy papermache can be!!)

Yet again many photos ~ I would hate for you miss anything!

My creation ...

'Up, Up And Away'

So ... there is still a seat left over in my balloon ...
would you like to fly in my beautiful balloon?

I hope you have enjoyed my latest making. It was fun and a challenge at times for me, especially when it came to attaching the wire to the basket and balloon (I almost gave up at one stage) but thankfully in the end all was well.

My final thought for the day ...

... altered art is perfect ... no patterns needed ... no instructions ... use what you have and just let your imagination run wild and create!!

Please, come back and visit me here at Todolwen sometime soon again and until the next time ...

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. What a wonderful creation! I love that it resides in a sewing machine drawer! The lace and pearls and music and map - so much fun!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh Karen, I just LOVE it!!!!! The map, the balloon...the tin all is absolutely magical girl ~ A wonderful creation sweet friend!!! sending you hugs and love, Dawn

  3. Very unusual and innovative - I love it!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  4. Karen, this is absolutely GREAT.


  5. Your blog is inspiring,and so are you,great creations.Are you from the south? My husbands middle name is Bailey ans so is my grandson's but I believe in the south it is often a last name.

  6. So inspiring...whimsical and imaginative. I love it.

  7. Karen, I am always inspired by your wonderful art,...heart art.


  8. That is beautiful! Very inspiring!

  9. Oh goodness, this was worth waiting for! Fabulous job! Where will you display it?

  10. omg thats so beautyfull an nice...
    The balloon is so wonderful

  11. You have the most wonderful imagination!!! I so enjoyed seeing the before and after, especially the after! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Yes, yes, yes! I want to come and fly along in your VERY beautiful balloon, dear Karen! I love the vintage look and whimsical touch, you have really produced an impressive piece of art! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring! Greets, Manu

  13. I enjoyed seeing the before and after, especially the after! It is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  14. This is amAZing!! What a creative mind you have...I'm jealous. I don't know how you did it, but it's perfect.

  15. Absolutly beautiful and so poétic. A lovely invitation to journey

  16. This is the perfect creation for a dreamer who dare look toward stars.