Runway Inspired Challenge #54


A new inspiration is up at Runway Inspired Challenge.


Even though the outfit is quite striking, it was the background that inspired me.

I made a couple of cards using the gorgeous pool color as the focal point, but wasn’t too happy with them. Then things turned a bit interesting as I spotted a wood veneer house lying on my work-station from a previous project. Here is what I came up with:


If you have seen the animated movie “Up” you will recognize this scene immediately, if you haven’t, then it is a great movie to watch!

Using a sponge applicator, I applied Stampin’Up! ink Pool Partyย to create the sky. The balloons are small dots of liquid applique which were heated with a heat gun to puff them up. The wood veneer house is from Michaels. And if you have been around my blog for some time, you have already guessed that I made the sentiment using my DYMO label maker.

I spent a long time fumbling with the sentiment strip; where to put it, whether to put it or not, whether to write out the sentiment, and where. In the end I stuck it behind the house like a banner. What do you think? Does it work?

This week we have a guest designer! To find out who it is, and to see the amazing interpretations from the rest of the design team, ย stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge.

Our sponsor is Ellen Hutson, and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to her online store! So make sure to play along! ๐Ÿ™‚

21 responses

  1. I think that’s the PERFECT place to put the sentiment! And yes it totally reminds me of Up! Love love love it and I love how you did those balloons _<

  2. Absolutely adorable Tasnim! I haven’t seen Up! So I was keen to rush over here to read your post and understand your process. Those teeny baloons are amazing!! Did you have to apply/puff one colour at a time to stop them mixing or could you puff them up in one go? That house is such a great shape and I love the banner, it’s perfect! So great how you were inspired by the background while the rest of us were taking cues from the dress! You always come up with something unique and I love that about you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks so much Taheerah!
      I was able to puff the balloons up in one go as I left very small gaps between the dots. When you puff them up, they become slightly bigger, so the end result has some balloons touching ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I can only imagine how amazing this must look in person!! AWESOME, Tasnim, just awesome. I love everything about this card, and the fact that you have an army of liquid applique bottles. The sheer number of balloons makes you think they could potentially carry the house UP into the sky.

  4. Video please! I want to see those bad boys puff up ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the movie (I was in tears within the first 10 minutes! lol), and your neutral wood house looks great against all of those vibrant colors.

  5. I LOVE that movie and had a little giggle when I saw the card. Its brilliant and love how you made the balloons. You have a fantastic imagination to go from a dress to a movie, I think your fabulous!

  6. This is such an amazing card, Tasnim. Quite possibly the most amazing use of Liquid Appliquรฉ I have ever seen! And I just saw “UP” a few weeks ago, which makes seeing this even more special!

  7. I had to stop by when I saw your card on the Runway Inspired blog. Your card just made me smile from ear to ear! You captured that scene just right!!!

  8. I love the movie ‘Up’. It’s one of my favorites. I recognized it immediately. I love your card. The balloons caught my eye. At first I thought they were enamel dots. I can imagine how cool it looks in real life with the puffy spots of color. ๐Ÿ™‚

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