Monday, February 23, 2009

In The Limelight......

Every now and then I grab a cup of coffee, fire up the computer and just take some time to be inspired by the work in the Flourishes gallery over on Splitcoast. I love taking this time because I am always, always inspired!

The other day, I had my java in hand and right there on the first page was the work of one talented cookie! I wondered if I had been asleep at the wheel NOT to notice Barbara Anders fabulous cards before. So, I traipsed over to her blog and saw some more Flourishes creations and they were all as pretty as the first!

Want to see?
Barbara did this card using the new Signs of Spring set using one of the SCS sketches. I would never have thought to use black and yellow together but doesn't it just -- in this case -- exude elegance? This is just such a striking card!

Speaking of striking, I was taken by Barbara's use of glitter on the bird from the All That Glitters set. She really made this one sparkle and shine!
How simply sophisticated is this card? Using the Rejoice set, take some gold embossing powder and just add splashes of color with the holly and berries. Before you know it, you have a beautiful Christmas card that you can easily mass produce! I might have to CASE Barbara next year because I am really loving this card!

And last but not least, I loved her card using the floral element from the Thinking Of You set! It is feminine and warm for a time when you really just want to stuff a hug in an envelope. The hues of blue are just calming.

Thanks Barbara for sharing your talent with all of us!

I hope you enjoyed this "limelight" moment! You never know when I might decide to take a coffee break looking for inspiration - so keep all of those fabulous creations coming! And, don't forget to use the keyword FLLC so that we can see your work in the Flourishes gallery over on Splitcoast!

Tomorrow the Friends of Flourishes team has another Timeless Tuesday brewing, so be sure to stop back for a fun-filled challenge!
See you back here soon!
~Julie

12 comments:

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful work. I love all of the cards...they are very unique and totally lovely. Pat

Latisha said...

Beautiful work Barbara, I just love the first card, with the yellow and black contrast, so striking. Very very pretty!

ChristineCreations said...

GASP! These are beautiful Barbara! Beautiful colors and layouts and ...the bird ornament is just stunning with all the glitter! Lovely Flourishes cards!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fantastic cards Barbara. I saw the black and yellow one yesterday on SCS. I love that. Great work.

Silke said...

Each and every card is simply beautiful - Barbara!!! Congrats on being the Limelight Stamper - way to go!!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Wahoo!! Gorgeous cards, Barbara!!!!!

Sewflake said...

What a stunner, congratulations!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow! Barbara, your work is GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations on being featured with Flourishes! Very well deserved! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! I can see why these cards stopped you in your tracks, Julie...they're all top of the line fabulous eye candy. Congrats on your day in the Limelight, Barbara! I'd love to see more!

Barbara said...

Ladies, I feel like Cinderella must have felt at the ball. Thank you again and again for all the kind words about my cards and for choosing me as the very first to be in the Limelight--I couldn't have done it without the fabulous Flourishes stamps! They rock! And I look forward to making many more cards with Flourishes stamps!

Carol Southern said...

The lot of them, such lovely cards. Great work.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Barbara!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! You are so deserving to be in the limelight, too. Your cards and style are just stunning. From color combos, patterns, coloring, and embellishing details, I love the whole collection!!!! Fabulously done!!!!