It is a great add-on for decor such as swagging tables.
Just in case you missed it, here is a short DVD that I made a year ago on how to make a beautiful bow with floristry ribbon!
|Crescent Moon Flowers by Stewarts Baskets and Balloons|
|Colin Stewart of Stewarts Baskets & Balloons|
"First, the last Helium tank I rented was for New Year's Eve 2011 .... I think that is the Biggest STATEment I can make"!!!!
|www.magmover.com - check out the MagMover website for your nearest supplier in the US and Canada for UK and Europe contact your nearest Qualatex Distributor.|
|Balloon Garland Swag|
|Colin & Jeannie at the World Balloon Convention 2012|
|Balloon Tour 2012|
|This was my competition entry from IBAC 13, I worked on this design for many many weeks before I was happy with the end result.|
|Google is a great starting point when I am looking for inspiration!|
|This is how I started my research for my large sculpture that I created at BACI 2012|
|An Interior Designers inspiration board|
|A Lilac & Purple Wedding theme inspiration board|
|This is a simple mood board that I created to help inspire me for a Mardi Gras design. Mardi Gras has 3 very domineering colours, Purple, Green and Gold, by simply using these 3 colours along with some very simple elements such as beads and feathers you can create a strong Mardi Gras theme design.|
|2012 Qualatex Everyday catalogue|
|I created this just by simply using round shapes and filling in the colours!|
|This stunning arch created by Avital N Nir Shechter - Israel|
|Beautiful shopping mall decor created by Carmel & Sharon Galea - Party Goods Malta|
|Starpoint Decor created by Colin Stewart - Canada|
|Another great design by Colin Stewart|
|Stunning entrance decor created by Lily Tan|
|The Titanic- designed and created by Fiona & Rodney Fisher|
"After completing a Halloween project in the Victoria Square shopping mall, future projects were discussed with the centre's management. The next biggest event in Belfast was the Titanic's centenary and when we heard that, we (Rodney and myself) suggested that we could make a scaled version of the ship!
"That's Rodney's department! He bought some books and did a lot of internet research. This book shown here contained all the scale plans, and from there he made all the calculations and drawings!
"Once Rodney had designed the frame, he was able to calculate the amount of aluminium rod, balloons and other materials it would require. Then I needed to work out the labour time which was not so difficult as we used the 'Topiary' technique of adding the balloons to the frame, which is pretty straight forward and easy to work out the timings. So all in all this was probably one of the easier quotes I have had to do"!
"The proposal was made up of the following:
" Rodney was buying supplies for the project and needed to work out the winch system, which would allow us to move the sculpture into it's final suspended position and also, off the ground each day during the building process. When he explained what he was doing WH Scott Ltd became interested in the project and offered to do this as their company had been involved in the original building of the Titanic 100 years ago"!
" Fantastically! Everything went according to plan, in fact we were ahead of schedule and very very happy with the end result"!Would you have done anything differently?
" No, the only thing that we had no control over was the weather, we wished that it had been a little warmer... not for our benefit, the night frosts damaged one side of the ship which we had to repair, but we always offer a maintenance service with all our jobs, we pride ourselves on our customer service".On a personal note, I would like to add how cold it was working in the shopping centre, something that I was un-prepared for! After sending John to find fingerless gloves and hand warmers, along with wearing many many layers of clothing I was finally warm enough to work and use my fingers... I can strongly recommend hand warmers, they really do work, I kept them inside my gloves whilst working!
|Sue working in gloves!|
"The management were extremely happy with the reaction of the general public. Around 500,000 people visited the centre whilst the Titanic was in place. The shopping mall galleries were always busy with people taking photographs as it was visible from all levels! We have had fantastic press and media coverage from all around the world and one of UK's top television presenters Christine Bleakley " Tweeted" that out of all the amazing tributes to the Titanic in Belfast, that this was one of her favourite! For more media links click here
"As a member of BAPIA (Balloon and Party Industry Alliance), we were fully covered for all eventualities. There is absolutely no way that we would do any project without knowing that we had full insurance coverage!
Likewise, working with Qualatex balloons is also like an insurance, knowing that we have created an amazing project using 'the VERY BEST BALLOONS'!
|Only the best balloons!|
"Yes, but funnily enough not the hardest... in fact one of the easiest! The hardest project that we did was also in the same centre, when we created Halloween decor for the first time there. We created spiders and ghosts, and because of the elements, in particular the wind that seems to 'rush' through the centre, it managed to force the balloons off the frame, due to the fact that we had secured the spiders legs from moving, however, we learned that by allowing movement within the structure the balloons remained happily in place and everything was fine after that!
"Probably the best way to respond to this is yes. But maybe not in the way that you think! For example, we made the frame for the Titanic in an empty retail unit in a local shopping centre, we have now been commissioned by that same shopping centre to design and build decor for the Olympic Torch Relay.
Building the Titanic has created huge public awareness on an International scale, therefore I am able to promote Worldwide Balloons Decor (my decorating company) as a very competent and professional company, and I am finding that I am getting immediate positive response when I quote for new jobs"!Here are a few more photographs from project Titanic taken by the very talented Ben Hanna
|The Titanic frame arriving at Victoria Square shopping mall|
|Attention to detail and all to scale!|
|The Titanic would not have been complete without these little models of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio!|
For more great pictures and fantastic information regarding the building of the Titanic visit www.buildingtitanic.com, Fiona & Rodney's great website that documents the whole project from conception through to completion!
|Here are a few of Fiona & Rodney's amazing sculptures!|