There are wonderful swaps over at paperwhimsy.
The latest is “Flights o Fantasy” and I signed up for the Jewel Tones Regal Theme.
The balloons were made using a template provided by Gale at paperwhimsy. I painted watercolor sheets using inks and cut out and collaged other paper onto the painted sheets, sewing and glueing them togerher. The ‘angel’ was made by bringing a whimsy girl and a weird bird into Photoshop and the Jewel Tone colors were applied. For the wings I used a rainbow gradient. I cut out the balloons and added the angel, the jewels, some ribbons and glitter. Up Up and Away!