Friday, September 02, 2011

Flourishes Friday - CASEing Leslie

Today is a sad one for the Flourishes Senior Design Team. Our sweet, sweet Leslie's last day was yesterday. She has decided to take more time for family and herself. While we so hate to see her go, we understand her reasons and wish her much happiness, so we're dedicating today's Flourishes Friday to her  by CASEing one of her cards.  

I didn't get to work directly WITH Leslie very long, but I had the amazing experience of meeting her in person last year at CHA while I was on the Timeless Tuesday team. We walked the floor with Jan Marie all day one day "helping" her decide what to buy, but actually just having a wonderful time ooooing and aaaaahing over all the beautiful product. This last six months of designing side by side with her has also been amazing--she never ceases to inspire me and I often find myself with one of those slap-upside-the-head moments that makes you say to yourself: "Why didn't *I* think of that?!!" 

Leslie, you have such a beautiful style and will be sorely missed on the Flourishes Senior Design Team. But, I know where to find you, girlie :) Love ya!
HERE is Leslie's card that I chose to CASE.

While Leslie did a coastal sunset using Forest Of Trees, I decided to use the same basic design, but go winter sunrise. I followed her lead and masked off my ground section on Classic White card stock, but instead of sponging, I used my Copic airbrush system to color in my sky and sun, then I stamped the trees. I decided to add a twine element and instead of stamping my sentiment ON the card, I added it on a little oval die cut.I love how it turned out--thank you, Leslie, for your never-ending inspiration.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Flourishes team has for Leslie--I know you won't be disappointed. 

Tammy Hershberger (filling in for Danielle Kennedy who was hit by Irene and just got power back!)

Stamps: Forest Of Trees (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); Almost Artichoke (SU!)
Ink: Almost Artichoke (SU!); Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); twine, foam dots, Copic markers and airbrush system


  1. This is amazing. I love the softness. Great card Barbara.

  2. I'm sure Flourishes is sad to see Leslie step down - what a marvelous artist and such a sweet person. Your card is every bit as gorgeous as Leslie's! Amazing art.

  3. Your card is GORGEOUS as is Leslie' how you chose to do a different time of day in your scene...hehe. Leslie is incredibly talented and she will definitely be missed around Flourishes!

  4. This is a fabulous CASE! I'm sure it was hard trying to decide which one of Leslie's fabulous creations to CASE!

  5. As much as I hate to see her leave the DT, I'm whishing her "Will" on this much deserved brake she's taking! I had often wondered how you girls can turn out such Beautiful project on a daily bases and still have time for a life outside the craft room..... For me I'm pleased when I can finish One really nice project a week... But you Girls just blow me away with you talent.

  6. Beautiful winter card - almost makes me want snow (cooler weather would be nice but not snow, not just yet anyway...)

  7. What a beautiful winter sunrise, a breath taking view, it makes me feel cooler just looking at and remembering those winter days growning up in Iowa. I am thankful for the talent Leslie has shared with all of us in her creations while looking forward to seeing more of your talents Bar.

  8. WOW Bar...this is amazing...the dreamy and realistic quality to this is stunning! A beautiful tribute to Leslie!

  9. Barbara, this is one beautiful, quiet and wonderful serene card!! You picked a wonderful inspiration card from Leslie and made it gorgeous :)

  10. OMG, this is so beautiful! Very quiet and soothing. I'll have to CASE your CASE. I can't believe you all did this. Do you know how much harder this makes it for me? But I couldn't be more touched. I'll be in tears all day. Your words will always be dear to me. Love you much.

  11. This is so pretty Barbara, wonderful case of Leslie.

  12. OMGosh, this is GORGEOUS, Bar! LOVE your version of the original card from Leslie! What a beautiful winter scene!

  13. A very beautiful winter sunrise. Gorgeous card.


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