Polkadot Door Challenge: dream!

Monday, August 8, 2011

I'm so glad to get in on this challenge with Polkadot Door Designs. I haven't been able to participate since the very 1st challenge, but I think they're just so much fun. I love the thought of a three-part inspiration photo that offers color/style, an element of some type (this time it's felt flowers), and a sentiment. I love the challenge of incorporating the three into one project. Here is the inspiration board for the current challenge...
And here is my card...
I used my new Mehndi Medallion from Papertrey--perfect for the circular elements in the photo, and one of their Beautiful Blooms dies for my flower. I cut two of the largest flowers from Papertrey's Harvest Gold felt and cut the petals off of one of them. Then I stitched some long stitches along the bottoms of the petals and gathered them up. It gave the flower some dimension without being too bulky. I kept the center simple by just stitching in a few pink pearls.

I felt like the style of my card called for one larger word for the sentiment, rather than all the little ones in the original challenge sentiment. I found a pretty font on the computer and printed it in a pretty gray.

I like the way this one turned out! Really loved the challenge colors, and although I didn't have perfect matches, I think I came up with a similar scheme. This is my first time using the Mehndi Medallion set (only $5!!) and I think I'll be using it lots and LOTS!

I hope you'll visit The Polkadot Door, and if you have any time at all, I sure hope you'll participate and support it. I really think these gals have worked hard to come up with a really nice monthly challenge and I would love to see more get behind it!!

I appreciate your visit today and hope you'll come again!!



  1. great work using the colors!! Love it :)

  2. Wow, you nailed this challenge! Your card is gorgeuos!!!

  3. If Nicol Heady sees this handmade jewel she will ask you to join PTI's DT; wow!
    The way you used this stamp is fabulous and that flower;sigh.....Love it!
    I think this is one of your best cards ever!

  4. So beautiful :) Love the lace stamps that you used. Thank you for joining the Polkadot Door.

  5. Beautiful! Love how the flower goes perfectly with the medallion too.

  6. Geri girl, this is absolutely gorgeous! You picked out a beautiful stamp to use and your flower creation is the perfect focal point! Lovely, LOVELY card!

  7. Geri, absolutely adore what you've done with the challenge, you've captured it perfectly! I especially love the Mehndi Medallion stamp set (*wink*). Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Polkadot Door.

  8. This is a beautiful card - you really captured the essence of the photo - thanks for playing along at Polkadot Door Designs!

  9. I love your card! Beautiful! Great ideas everyone has for this challange!

  10. Love this charming card! Pretty colors and the pearls are the perfect accent!