Friday, September 9, 2011

Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar

This past week here in Houston has had some of the most gorgeous weather!  It's now finally cool enough for Rambo to have his 3 walks a day! haha!  The only problem is the drought.  It is literally killing 10% of the large trees in Houston.  I am so sad to see the large, pretty trees turning brown.  It has been sooooo long since we have had a significant rain.  There are several fires going on right now burning tons of acreage.  Most of the fires are not very close to us, but I feel for the people having to leave their homes.  

My card for this week is for the Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar Challenge.  Bev has created a very nice sketch for us all to use.

I have had a lot going on lately and some deadlines to meet and so I had to find an image that was already colored in order to finish on time, so this was colored months ago and I just searched around for papers to match.  I don't usually use browns, but I rather like how this turned out.

Oh here's the sketch! Love it!

I used distressed ink for the coloring and all of the amazing chocolaty flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts!  I also used the fun raffia ribbon that is now available on their website.

Sorry for my lack of blogging, I will try my best to come visit you more this coming week!

Take care now and thank you for visiting my blog!

Hugs, Dena


  1. This is so gorgeous sweetie♥ Lovely coloring and pretty details ♥ Love the beautiful bow!

  2. Adorable card,love the image and the sentiment and the flowers and the bow are gorgeous.xxxx

  3. Dena this is so beautiful...gorgeous shades of brown! I love it! So sorry to hear about your weather in Texas...pretty much the opposite here in Scotland...we are longing for some sunny fry weather before the snow sets in ;)))

    Miss yuo my friend...hope you are well. must shoot you an e-mail soon with some chat! xxx
    Judy xx

  4. Hi Dena

    Wonderful creation love the sketch Awesome how it turned out!! Brown can be gorgeous,you proved it just now :)
    Wonderful colord love this sentiment.
    Hugs Sonja

  5. love the creams and browns in this, really cute, wish we could have a little of your sun and dry weather, I have lots of rain to offer in return lol

  6. This lovely one is gorgeous Dena, so beautiful colours wow,
    Hugs Astrid

  7. I'm in love...... love this little Bee Tilda and so beautiful colord. You're doing great with the browns. That little bee charm is also gorgeous.
    Hugs, Yvon

  8. Very pretty! Love the different shades of brown and details, aspecially the little bee charm and the gorgeous flowers. And ofcourse Tilda is as cute as always!

    And Dena i want to thank you so much for following my blog. Thank you, thank you!

    Hugs Corine

  9. Stunning card Dena, love the colours, very autumnal looking. Gorgeous image too !

    Want some of our rain ?


    Jo xxx

  10. The browns suit this picture perfectly. Great job. Edna

  11. Hi Dena, wow hun, gorgeous card!! Love the soft beige tones you used and the lush bow you made. I hope you will receive the card I sent you soon! Hugs, Frea

  12. Dena....this is BREATHTAKING....WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!I adore your gorgeous Tilda, the magnificent details and that adorable bee charm!
    Such a little masterpiece!!!!

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  14. WOW.. Now I am Happy!.. When I Saw this Beautiful Card with This Stamp.... (That I have...).. That means that I can try to make something like this... It is Beautiful... Stunning Colouring... And Everything matches so Perfect... I can understand that you have used some time to find papers to match...
    -It did... Bow is Beautiful too!
    I love it!

    Have a Great Weekend! :o)

  15. Oh she's so very sweet!! :) Love the neutral colors here!!

  16. Stunning card you made Dena.
    Great coloring, beautiful colors you used. Have a nice weekend.
    hugs Yvonne

  17. What a lovely way to turn around a color that's making you sad and craft it into something fabulously beautiful!

  18. Beautiful card, love the browns and this is one of my fav magnolia images, gorgeous huggies Junexx

  19. Hiya Dena my friend over the pond, Such another stunning card, i particularly love using browns and beiges as i love vintagey colours! Your card as per usual is absolutely stunning and i have to say i love your colouring with DI's ......i like to do that too but not all the time! gorgeous!!
    By the way hope you get some much needed rain soon, i can't stand rain but i can't stand too much heat either, we need rain to keep everything growing properly but we also need it to break up all the heat in the air! we've hardly had any rain this summer in South Yorkshire but the temps are dropping little by little every day and its more bearable now in the 60's as we go into Autumn, (fall) my favourite season as its not too hot or too cold and the leaves turn beautiful oranges, browns and reds before they leave us again for some time!! so we should be getting rain anyday now, hope you do too hun!!! I'm doing a rain dance in my head as i type LMAO!!! Hugs to you darling, Vick xxxx

  20. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous. Great job you've done. Hugs, Ankie

  21. Hi sweetie!!
    Im so relieved to here you finally have some "cool"er weather in Houston! I've been a little worried..And quit honestly a little jealous too ;) Since it just keeps raining here!! :( I'm soooo tired of it, feels like it's been fall here since the middle of July.. :( I bet Rambonloves it now!

    I adore this amazingly beautiful card of yours!! It's so incredibly pretty and I adore the colourcombo you decided on. She looks so cute this Tilda and your outrageously lush colouring makes her come to life on the most awesome way :) Stunning feel of autumn to it and the kraft really allows a warm touth :)
    And a perfectly added sentiment!
    Lovely flowers too, an amazing interpretation of Bevs sketch!

    Hugs snd wishes for a lovely weekend :)

  22. Love your sweet Honey Bee Tilda!
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Manuela

  23. Dena Dena Dena! Browns have never looked so good! I love browns .. so earthy and vintage! And your colouring .. sigh ... your colouring is AMAZING!!!! You always bring so much vibrancy and life to your images! This is absolutely STUNNING as always!

    ps .. I hope Texas will have some rain soon to give you all alot of relief!

    Big Hugs,

  24. As always another GORGEOUS card
    love your coloring and color choices.
    I know what you mean when you talk about Texas...I told my husband I felt like I was living on a time bomb.It is so scary to see all the fires up north and south of us and living on a farm.My prayers are for all the people that have lost everything and GOD give us RAIN
    You stay safe
    hugs your Texas friend

  25. BEE Utiful! Love your bow, too! Hugs, Lesley

  26. I love the way you design and color, everything always so perfect! This is really cute! I know, what is up with the crazy weather this year, one thing after another...sad about the drought and the effects it's causing. :(


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