Release Day with Clearly Besotted
Hi! Welcome back to another Clearly Besotted release post.
Today’s the day, and judging by all your lovely comments on here and social media, you have been loving the release!
So, before you can get your hands on them, we’ve all posted a last little offering to whet your appetite!
Mine is entitled ‘Balloon Rodeo’ and is using the Forest Friends set mostly.
For those of you who’ve never played Balloon Rodeo, you get a piggyback on someone else (helps if they’re larger and stronger- unlike the poor ‘skunk turned chipmunk’ on the picture who’s bravely holding up the fox).
You then have a balloon in one hand (the other you generally use to cling onto the other person’s neck to the extent they’re often choking for breath). You also have to momentarily release that hand to grab your opponents balloon and try and burst it. You burst their balloon? They’re out.
Last man (or fox/skunk turned chipmunk) in wins!
We often played it as kids on the beach which was a whole other workout trying to remain balanced on the sand (but that’s another story!).
I digress. Back to the critters.
I’ve coloured them in with Zig Clean Color Markers and used the balloons from ‘Let’s Party’. The trees are from ‘On Thin Ice’ and I’ve created an acetate base so that your eye is drawn to the fun and nowhere else!
The little strings are just embroidery thread and I’ve added the snow layers with some foam pads to help add some of the animals behind so it looks more realistic as a scene.
The animals are coloured really messily. I was actually sat in casualty (our equivalent of the US Emergency Room) with one of my kids whilst I was colouring these. People were really staring, but I reckoned I had quite a long wait and needed to get them coloured. Colouring on your knee is always a little tricky so that’s why it needed to be messy 😉
Meanwhile you might find me playing balloon rodeo, but more likely to be ‘sleeping lions’!
See you soon xx