Friday, September 2, 2011

Honoring Leslie....


It's a sad day at Flourishes today, as Leslie Miller has decided to step down from the Design Team for a much-needed, well-deserved break... more time to spend with family, and adopting a slower pace to life! Leslie was one of the original designers when Flourishes began four years ago, and has provided exquisite, gorgeous inspiration week after week using Flourishes stamps. Her loss will be strongly felt, and she'll be incredibly missed!

As a way to honor Leslie, the Sr. Design Team is sharing creations today that are inspired by her.... we all chose creations on her blog to CASE today and share with you! (And since Danielle Kennedy is bouncing back from a stressful week of being without electricity from Hurricane Irene, I have the special privilege of filling in for her today! Keep Danielle and family in your prayers, please!)

I went back through several pages of gorgeous Flourishes creations on Leslie's blog, and when my jaw dropped at this card, I knew it was the one I wanted to CASE. I sure hope I did it justice!

This wreath is from the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set, and is colored on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock using Copics from the Tea Rose and Fields collections. The papers I used here are the newly stocked My Mind's Eye "Blush" and I embellished my card with some KaiserCraft pearls in Chocolate and Prima Cameo Roses in Azalea pink. Nestabilities used here are the Small Circle, Blossom and Long Classic Scalloped Rectangle.

Visit the blogs of the other Sr. Design Team members to see what creations Leslie inspired them to create today...


Leslie, I wish you ALL the best as you begin a new chapter in your life! Thank you for the incredible inspiration you've provided over so many years! I have always been so grateful to know you just the little bit that I do.... the comments you leave for me always make me smile even more because I appreciate that someone of your incredible talent takes time for someone like me! :) Enjoy your blogging/stamping break, and I will certainly look forward to see your creations again after you get some rest and renewal!

15 comments:

Dawn B. said...

This is a beautiful card Tammy. I love your coloring on the roses. Your creation is a wonderful tribute.

Naomi said...

Both cards are TO DIE FOR!!!! They are just so STUNNING! Leslie is very talented and she will definitely be missed in the cardmaking world...I wish her a happy retirement! I hope Danielle and her family are doing ok after weathering Irene...

Hugs,
Naomi

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Tammy. What a lovely card in honour of Leslie. Your colouring, colours and layout are perfect!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

As much as I hate to see Leslie leave , 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. Your card is a beauty!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful job - don't have this set yet, probably will have to now...

Sewflake said...

Tammy your coloring has done the Leslie's card proud! Great work.

Wanda Cullen said...

Tammy, this is GORGEOUS!! Leslie is a talented artist, but you're right there in her tracks! Love the wreath image on the stitched panels of that beautiful DP!

ChristineCreations said...

SO gorgeous Tammy, I almost picked this card too! You did a beautiful job with it...I love the sweet country feel to the color palette and the rose accent too. Awesome!

Amanda said...

I love, Love, Love the card you chose to CASE of Leslie's!! And your card is Perfect!! I love it! Your Copic coloring skills are leaving me jealous! I am in love with how your wreath looks!
A really nice tribute to Leslie and a wonderful CASE :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Tammy, this wreath is a favorite and Leslie's card is a favorite. Great choice of casing and very pretty!

Misti said...

Beautiful card, Tammy!!!

Barbara said...

Yeah, you did it justice. Leslie's card is gorgeous and so is yours--I love the colors you chose and your coloring is fabulous!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, Tammy! Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose and that paper -- it couldn't be more perfect. Exquisite coloring. I was so happy to have you filling in for the last release and now for Danielle. You stepped in beautifully as an awesome designer in your own right. You're not a Dirty Girl for nothin'! I can't thank you and the other girls enough for today. Perhaps you'll never know how much it means to me. Bless your heart!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card Tammy!! Wow love the wreath. Simply gorgeous!!

Yogi said...

very pretty take on Leslie's card.