Monday, December 21, 2015


In honor of the Louisiana state flower, I created a layout of the stunningly gorgeous Magnolia.  A fabulous photo found online truly show cases every inch of beauty in this pure white, lightly scented phenomenal flower. 

When Prima came out with their gorgeous "Magnolias" stencil I knew it would become part of my collection! On magnolia trees, each flower is surrounded with a circle of leaves under it....Prima's design is perfect!
Starting with red textured cardstock, I stenciled the entire 12x12 layout, adding 'Sunshine Yellow' microbeads to the flower centers.
Since this is our state flower, I cut out an outline of Louisiana. Placement of a single magnolia surrounded by the tree's thick, shiny leaves was fitting.  I found a perfect magnolia leaf photo online taken by LSU ag (Louisiana State University Agriculture).  
The white mulberry magnolias from Wild Orchid Crafts are so beautiful. 
White lace placed horizontally across the entire layout helped to hide the seam between the stenciled areas.   The Dusty Attic chipboard letters for the title were heat embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Tannenbaum Green Gold.  The title with the magnolia cluster distract from the stencil seam in that area.

Thanks for taking time to visit.....and have a great Christmas week!  Lisa : )

Products Used:
DCWV - red textured cardstock
Prima 6x6 Stencil - Magnolias
The Dusty Attic - mini ABC set UPPER (#DA 0661N)

Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Tannebaum Green Gold
Wild Orchid Crafts - white Magnolias (#QVR-028)
Liquitex - Professional Modeling Paste
Recollections - microbeads
Hobby Lobby - Offray white lace


  1. Lisa,
    Beautiful page and design - and the magnolia is a gorgeous and elegant flower! I didn't realize you live in Louisiana - it's a gorgeous state and I've always loved New Orleans.

  2. Lovely! Perfect flowers and stencil to complement the photo!


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