Wednesday, 21 August 2013

My Daily Balloon has moved

Hi all, My Daily Balloon has moved to an exciting to website with a fresh new look. I will still be uploading all the usual daily photos and much more. 

Visit the new site at www.mydailyballoon.com

21st August - Mushrooms

My Daily Balloon has now moved, you can still check this image out at http://www.mydailyballoon.com/21st-august-mushrooms/


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sunday, 18 August 2013

18th August - Hello Kitty

Let me ask you a question, how do you say hello to Hello Kitty? do you say hello Hello Kitty? and what if you are on first name terms with her? then you might just say hello Hello? I am just wondering what I would do if I bumped into her on the street one day. This Hello Kitty is made from 8 balloons (I did use some scraps), they are all 260s except for the ears and hair which are 160s.  

Big things are going to be happening to the My Daily Balloon website so keep a watch out for those changes soon.

I now have 3 tutorials available on MDB extra - http://mydailyballoonextra.blogspot.co.uk/, the cute bunny, the plane and now a dolphin. they are all available for free on the blog or you can purchase the PDF for a small fee. You can keep up to date with all the MDB news by clicking like on the facebook page at -https://www.facebook.com/MyDailyBalloon.



Saturday, 17 August 2013

17th August - Scout

It was months ago I was asked by someone to make a cub or scout, I have finally gotten around to it. This is how I used to dress when I went to the cubs all those years ago, I think I still have my little green cap and woggle somewhere. Hope you like it PJ and sorry it took me ages.

This Cub is made from 11 balloons, I started with the shorts and legs and then added the belt body and feet, next I made the head and added hair, and then the arms, finally I added the hands, hat and the little scarf. The sculpture is made entirely from 260s except for the yellow scarf which is a 160. 


I now have 2 tutorials available on MDB extra, the cute bunny and now the plane. they are both available for free on the blog or you can purchase the PDF for a small fee. You can keep up to date with all the MDB news by clicking like on the facebook page at -  https://www.facebook.com/MyDailyBalloon

Friday, 16 August 2013

16th August - Fish Ten

This is the 10th Fish I have made, I wasn't going to make any more for a while but then I decided to have a go at a fun competition in a balloon forum to make this exact fish and as I hadn't made him before I thought it would be good to have him as today's balloon.

He is the design of Stuart (aka Areyouhappydad) and I think he looks cool, he is made from just 2 balloons, a 5" round make up the body and lips, then a 160 make up the rest, thanks Stuart.

I now have 2 tutorials available on MDB extra, the cute bunny and now the plane. they are both available for free on the blog or you can purchase the PDF for a small fee. You can keep up to date with all the MDB news by clicking like on the facebook page at -  https://www.facebook.com/MyDailyBalloon



On another note I had a lovely message from Helen who followed the bunny tutorial on MDB Extra, she wanted a cute bunny for a little girls birthday and this is what she came up with, thank you Helen, I LOVE the hutch, you have put so much work into this, its all the little extras which make it so good.



If you want to send me photos of your versions of any of my balloons then I would love to see them and I can feature them on my blog like I did with Helen's, send any photos to robbieaibm@live.co.uk or message me on the facebook page.




Thursday, 15 August 2013

15th August - Miffy

Here is Miffy, she is the little rabbit created by the Dutch artist Dick Bruna, This sculpture is based on one by the Korean balloon artist Hyun-Gu Park, thank you for the inspiration. - http://www.balltoon.com/. Miffy is made from 6 balloon, the head is an 11 inch round balloon, the ears arms, legs and body are 260s and the pink and neck balloon are 160s. 

I now have 2 tutorials available on MDB extra, the cute bunny and now the plane. they are both available for free on the blog or you can purchase the PDF for a small fee. You can keep up to date with all the MDB news by clicking like on the facebook page at -  https://www.facebook.com/MyDailyBalloon

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

14th August - Meerkat

This Meerkat is based on a design by the amazing Twistina, I saw this a while ago and stored it in my brain to use later on, I have made it slightly different to Twistina's, there is a lot more detail in her design and I changed the neck and feet to make it easier for me. Thanks for the inspiration Twistina - http://www.twistina.co.uk

This meerkat is made from 6 balloons, 2 x 260s make up the body, thighs and most of the face, the eyes are a scrap of a 260 and the rest of the balloons are 160s. 

On another note, I have created a new sister blog to My Daily Balloon, its called My Daily Balloon extra and it is where you will find any tutorials and extra hints and tips. At the moment there is just one tutorial for a rabbit and you can find it at - http://mydailyballoonextra.blogspot.co.uk/

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

13th August - Ellie the Labrador

This balloon is based on Ellie, a lovely Labrador who attended Chris and Amy's wedding, Ellie was amazinly well behaved and she is such a wonderful dog, I had been thinking of making Ellie into a balloon and then I had a message from her mum asking if I could do it, how could I resist?

Ellie the Balloon Labrador is made from 7 balloons, the muzzle is made from a 350, the tail is a 160, the rest is made from 260 balloons. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.





Monday, 12 August 2013

12th August - Simple Aeroplane

I am often asked to make planes and this is a rather simple and very quick plane I make, it is made from 3 balloons (4 if you include the clear one that) and if your in a real rush you can leave off the propeller and make it even faster but I don't like to do that too often.

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

11th August - Flower Face

This is an idea by Antonio Becarus, I saw him a few months ago and thought this was a clever and cute idea and a great way to use up all your scraps of balloon, there are actually 11 balloons being used here but 6 of those are scraps of left over balloon. I mainly used 260 balloons for this design, the only 2 which are not 260s are the main part of the pot which is a 360 and the base which is a Geo blossom.

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

10th August - Wolverine Claws

I went to see the new Wolverine film the other night, the best thing about the entire film was the post credit sequence, Its actually the only thing I remember about the whole film, I did thoroughly enjoy it but just think the 2 minutes of extra footage at the end was the best bit. Anyway I was inspired to make these Wolverine claws, I had a go with a few designs and was not too happy but eventually found a YouTube tutorial for these ones here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idgqo61r-dg.

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Friday, 9 August 2013

9th August - Water on the Brain

Here is a fishy on a hairband blowing bubbles (the fish is blowing bubbles, not the hairband), He is made from 5 balloons, I wanted the base to be 2 colours but I could have made that out of just 1 balloon if need. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

8th August - Scooter

This Scooter is another one I have seen Graham make on his balloon forum, it is made from 13 balloons (I seem to make a lot of my sculptures from 13 balloons for some odd reason). I like the little ribbons coming from the handles and the wheels look wheely good (doh).

You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.



Wednesday, 7 August 2013

7th August - Merman

This little Merman is based on a design by Cody Williams, Cody made a merman based on the character 'Gil' from the children's TV show 'Bubble Guppies'.    Now I have never heard of the Bubble Guppies and I am not too sure if we get it here in the UK, maybe its on some random sky channel? anyway, I liked the design but ended up making a few changes, I had to change the body as I didn't have any the balloons Cody used and I changed the tail just because I preferred a different style.

Thanks for the design Cody, he is brilliant. He is made from 6 balloons, a mixture of 160s and 260s. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

6th August - Heart

I had such a nice weekend its such a shame for it to be over, on Saturday 2 of my friends got married and I was the best man, it was such a nice occasion and it was amazing to see 2 people so happy together, after that I was inspired to make this heart for them, This is a design I saw Graham make on his balloon forum and this is the first time I have made it, I am very pleased with how it came out. 

The heart is made from 5 x 260 balloons, it looks really complicated, in actual fact once you get started and see the individual components that make it up its not too bad. If you would like instructions on how to make this then ask me and I will send you a link.  You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.


Monday, 5 August 2013

5th August - Star Wand

Just a quick one today as I have had a busy weekend and day today. Its a wand with a star on it, perfect for any little fairy princess, made from 2 x 160 balloons. 

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Sunday, 4 August 2013

4th August - Diplodocus

This is a rather simple Diplodocus, for some reason I seem to remember the Diplodocus being renamed or something but I just googled him and he seems to still exist (well not actually exist as they are extinct, but you know what I mean). he is made from just 2 balloons, both of them 260s and he takes just a few minutes to make. 

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Saturday, 3 August 2013

3rd August - Bride

Its Chris and Amy's wedding day today and I have the privilege of being one of the best men and official photographer for the day, I was going to make a bride and groom but I have not gotten around to making the groom yet and I thought the bride was more important (besides Chris has already had a balloon made for him on March 14th)

This Bride is made from 13 balloons, mainly 260s but there are a few 160s thrown in there too for the head dress and arms and flowers. I would like to wish both Amy and Chris a wonderful wedding day, I hope they have an awesome future together.

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Friday, 2 August 2013

2nd Aug - Mouse

This has to be the easiest balloon sculpture I make, it takes seconds and its handy if you have a 4000 children with just 5 mins left to make everyone a balloon (OK I exaggerate), Its just made from the 1 x 260 balloon and starting with an un-inflated balloon I can make them in about 9 seconds with a further 7 seconds to draw the eyes on, so that's a total of 16 seconds. OK so I don't actually like speed ballooning but it does get me out of some sticky situations.


Thursday, 1 August 2013

1st August - Feathered Hat

This hat (or is it a fascinator?) is the type of thing you would see at Ascot on Ladies day (I imagine, I have never really taken much notice). It is made from 4 balloons, an 11" for the main part, a 260 for the white bit and then 2 x 160s for the feathery bits. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.