8/22/2011

Polkadot Door Designs ~ An invitation!


Several days ago I received a lovely comment on one of my cards from Rebecca. This was followed by an invitation to join in the fun at the Polkadot Door. Hmmmm... I had not heard of them...had to check it out! That's when I stumbled upon this beautiful inspiration photo for their current challenge.

My eyes fell instantly upon the cluster of paper lanterns. Oh so dreamy! My brother's youngest daughter was married earlier this month under a beautiful arbor. She hung various sizes of round paper lanterns in yellow and white from the cascading canopy of live greenery. There was no decision making for me on this card, I wanted to create that wonderful cluster of lanterns!!!

I started with a shimmery gold card stock to mimic the pretty gold frames in the photo. Next a panel of whitewash paper as my wall/ceiling and then the layers of lanterns I created out of snippets of punched circles and some pink fabric flowers. How lucky I was to have a dream stamp! And finally a tiny felt flower/button combo to anchor the picture! This was so much fun to make and I just love the whimsical feel of these lanterns floating about!

A big thank you to Rebecca for the invitation...I think I'll be around your Polkadot Door for some time! Be sure to stop by their blog yourself for some wonderful inspiration; you won't be disappointed! ~Lisa

Edited Aug. 27, 2011... I am over the moon happy to have been chosen the Polkadot Door's August Inspiration Challenge winner for this card!!!

16 comments:

Scrapbooking by Phyllis said...

I Love the embellishments on the card:) Beautiful card:)

Amanda Johnson said...

Love this card! I was inpsired by those lanterns when I played along also! Great minds! :)

Eli said...

Very nice :)

heart scraps said...

Sweet card! I think you did a fabulous job on the interpretation

Cyndie said...

Wow, you totally nailed the challenge! I love the way the cascading round elements mimic the photo! Love those stitched balls, too! Great job!

Rebecca Denhollander said...

I love how you took the inspiration image and created something so incredibly perfect. The card is gorgeous, especially loving all of the soft colours and circular elements :)

Thanks for playing along with the Polkadot Door, and for your kind comments!

Diana Fisher said...

Great job on the challenge! Love the depth!

lostinpaper said...

Awesome take on the inspiration photo! Love your cluster of lanterns and the colours you chose, it's perfect!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh how pretty Lisa! Love all the dimension and detail! Way to rock this challenge!

Lisa said...

Fabulous how this turned out, Lisa! I LOVE all the texture - it's beautiful!!

Trina Georgi said...

Lisa, wow! You interpretaion is absolutely gorgeous! Every element is a delight for the eyes.

Melissa Cash said...

Lisa, I love your card and your story about the paper lanterns is so sweet. Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a nice comment. I am adding you to my Google Reader.

Joanne Leddy said...

This is fabulous! Love the dimension and how you captured the inspiration ... wonderful!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Thanks for sharing a new site, Lisa. I love your paper lanterns! I can just imagine what a beautiful wedding your niece had with the lanterns, too.

Maria said...

Wow...what fabulous dimenion with gorgeous flowers! Such creativity with detail...love it!!! Take care!:-))

Joanne Leddy said...

Congratulations - you deserve it!