Monday, March 3, 2014

A Spring Banner for Magnolia-licious's Spring Hop!

Hello Blog Hoppers,

Welcome to the


"Hello Spring Blog Hop!"

Are you ready to travel through cyberspace and check out the most adorable, creations brought to you via the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog? Well, get your hoppin' shoes on and start your hop at the Challenge Blog! There you will find all the information as well as the starting point!

You should have reached my blog from Suzi's blog,

Suzi Mac Creations

If you haven't been to Suzi's blog, please go back to the Challenge Blog (link above) and find the starting point - that's Suzanne's blog.

I just love to make banners. I was really busy with this one. I went with a Spring flower theme with lots of full sized Magnolia images, each hand painted. There's sweet little ladybugs, pretty papers, and bright card stock and ribbons. I did add raindrops to the first "S" after I took the photo. I hope you like my Spring Banner. There are lots of photos, so be prepared! LOL Here is a photo of the whole banner:

I used Spellbinder's Grand Circle and Grand Scalloped Circle dies for the flowers and my Cricut for the alphas. I didn't want to overwhelm the banner with flowers, so I just used them as accents here and there. Each image has been painted with watercolors, Inktense Watercolor Pencils, Distress Inks, or a combination of the coloring products. Here are some additional photos:

Magnolia Stamps used:

Tilda with Bunny Balloon Little Cute Edwin
Unsunny Sky Tilda
Ladybug Tilda - 2010 Raising the Ceiling Collection
New Year Sakura Tilda - 2013 - Winter Wonderland Collection
Tilda Hiding Rose Bouquet - 2014 - Lost and Found Collection
Magnolia Tilda
Frizzy Tilda
Tilda Decorates Easter

Well, those are the Magnolia Stamps used for my banner. By clicking the links, you'll go directly to the items in the Magnolia-licious Store!

Off you go to your next spot on the Blog Hop. Now, if you spin three times and click your heels, you'll find yourself at

Norma Lee's Blog - From My Craft Room

Magnolia-licious is currently taking orders for the adorable new Zodiac Collection. They feature darling Tildas dressed as characters of the Zodiac. Remember the old expression, "What's your sign?" Well, these stamps answer that question from so long ago! Make sure you check them out!

Also, and very importantly for all of you who live outside the USA, Diana is now providing a Flat International Shipping Rate! Check out the info here.

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog! I hope you will return soon to see what I've created to inspire you. I'd love to be friends on Facebook (Chrissy Christensen) and would love you as a follower, too!



Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Hi Chris
you created fabulous banner
with so many Magnolia images
hugs Tamara
(great blog hop)

Suzi Mac said...

Wow! Chris, you've done it again my dear, you are definitely the Banner Queen, this is an amazing creation sweetie, lots of work, beautiful Tildas and detailing. Love it. Hugs Suzi x

Phi said...

Such a cute banner. Love all the colours.

Karen said...

Love this!!! Such perfect spring colors too!!

Monika1011 said...

Woow Sliczny Projekt !!

Uwielbiam mini Tilda :)


charlene said...

this is such a cute idea! Love it

Katie said...

So so cute Chris!! All those gorgeous Tildas and Edwins and such a bright and cheerful banner, we all need one to tell Spring to hurry up and come to visit!

lvtaz2000 said...

This project is just unbelievable. I always think that all the good ideas have been taken, and then there is a Magnolilicious blog hop!! Simple awesome.

Cathy Lee said...

OMGosh, Chris, this is awesome. All those gorgeous Magnolias, out of the ball park. You must have been coloring for days!!! Love the banner and it looks like it found a nice place in your home.

Janie Printz said...

OMGosh Chris, that's the coolest little banner I've ever seen. I can't even imagine the time that took to color & cut out all those adorable little images & put that all together. Totally worth every minute it took you tho for us to get to see this wonderful creation. I LOVE the ladybugs too! Where can I find them !!!
Hugs, Janie

Candy said...

OMGoodness!! What a ton of work you have done on your banner!!!!!
I can't imagine how long it took you to colour, cut out and put this banner together!
It is totally wonderful! Love all the bright colours and your excellent colouring of all the images.
It looks great hanging in your house.
Big Hugs, Candy

Barb Hardeman said...

OH, Chrissy, oh Chrissy, OMW! Chrissy! This is the awesomest banner ever. What a lot of work you went to. When did you get anything else done? I hope you're going to hang it in your house, because if not you can send it to me. Beautiful paring of Maggies with each letter. Fabulous coloring, oh, the whole thing is just gorgeous!
Hugs...Barb <><

Jane said...

Wowzers!!! Chris my sweet friend this must have taken hours!! It is stunning! Love the colours - makes me feel like spring is already here, so fresh and beautiful! Love all the Tildas and Edwins you've used! hugs, Jane xxx

Laura said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, oh Wow! Your banner is so totally awesome and I can only imagine the time it took. Gorgeous coloring and beautiful design! Love it!
Big Hugs!
Laura C.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a collection of pretty Tilda and Edwin's you have here, such a mammoth task but so worth it, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

juniquecards said...

what a lot of work but a wonderful way to celebrate the season thanks for sharing

Louise said...

Beautiful banner, very nicely done
hugs Louise

Pssequimages said...

Wonderful idea---and just a beautiful spring banner.

New Creations said...

Fabulous! Excellent job done on the banner with so many gorgeous Magnolia images. I don.t know how you manage to colour so beautiful!! Great decoration.

Suzanne J Dean said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Makes me think of my gardens all in bloom and the beautiful colors of new veggies freshly picked. Mmmm, just beautiful Chris!

EnblogSail said...

Fantastic banner

Karen said...

WOW! I love your banner. So bright and cheery. Beautiful details.


Unknown said...

Wow! What a fabulous banner! Must take ages to finish so many tilda's. Love all the details!

Norma said...

Outstanding, Chris! What a lot of work and time you must have put into this incredible spring banner. Well worth it though. Fabulous colouring of the numerous Tildas. And what's more, cutting them out--oh wow.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! I love the colors and images. Your embellishments go perfectly.

mgoll88 said...

whata a wonderfull spring decoation, looks very nie


Nanasniftynitch said...

This is wonderful! Never thought of making a banner like this. LOVELY!!! Thanks so much for sharing all the info too.

NPurdum56 said...

What a great banner! Nancee :)