Friday, September 19, 2008

Flourishes Friday

Friday is almost over and here we are just now sharing Flourishes Friday! But, just think- here's a bunch of beautiful inspiration to jump start some creativity over the weekend!

When I first saw this card by Laura Fredrickson, don't laugh, but I thought "sexy!" It's got flowers, drama, velvet, black with a pop of red -- that's ooooo la la! I love the layout, the slant with the velvet ribbon and blinged up buckle hanging down the side. It's a very unique layout and uses one of my favorite stamp sets of all time - the Stamp Simply Thank You set! This next card using the Bird And Vine set by Joan Bardee reminds me of a brilliant sunset. Joan says the card IS brilliant IRL because the base, while it looks like chocolate brown, it is actually a metallic bronze. The ribbon is a perfect sparkly match. If you want to read up on how she did her background - click HERE. That vibrant sunset like color is none other than Twinkling H20's!
Next up? Cindy Lawrence! She pairs the perfect Euphoria Basic Grey paper with the fabulous images in Fantasy Floral Garden set. Even the lucious ribbon came straight from the Flourishes store. Don't you love that scalloped edge ribbon underneath the light pink ribbon? I also like the pearls and gems that give this card so much sophistication. To finish this off, she used Crystal Effects to give the vase a lifelike feel! This next card by Cindy Haffner is one that offers up a bit of bold contrast! The Forget-me-nots from the Spring Ephemerals set take on a more striking look instead of sweet and simple. I love how the white dots are carried through all the card's layers and even top off all the flowers! When you're done, you have a bold card with a feminine feel. I love the extras like the ribbon, brads and flower!
This last one by Becca Feeken using Flourishes Damask could be called Part Two of last week's Flourishes Friday. Last week Becca served up a place setting and menu that had a real Flourishes flair! Today, the ambiance for your Thanksgiving table continues with a set of coasters. She used a 3X3 picture frame! Want to find out how she did these one-of-a-kind creations? Click HERE. Hope you enjoy this week's dose of inspiration! We are so thankful for the the talented artists who really make Flourishes shine! Thank you ladies. You do inspire!


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

they are all wonderful creations once again!

Sewflake said...

They are all terrific!! Well done ladies, you do know how to create a masterpiece.