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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 challenge...an 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!!

Geri

11 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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

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