Mar 12 2009

Magnolia Wall Hanging

Published by at 10:41 pm under Bible Verses,Challenges,Spellbinders,Verve


Better late than never applies for this post.  I had intended to have this design posted last Friday, but as I worked, it grew and grew.  What started out to be a card for the Friday Stamp Simply heat it up (embossing) challenge developed into a wall hanging.  Okay, now for those of you who are familiar with the Stamp Simply challenges, you may be asking, “what’s simple about that?”  Well, I want to clarify that the stamping and embossing are “simple”, it’s the painting that’s a little more challenging . . . LOL!  And, this IS relaxing for me AND I do enjoy it so much.  And, if one were crafty, one could also use this post in ssnotime78, keeping it white, the front and back panels are white, with a few gold dots .  .  . ahem  .  .  . does that count?

In the photograph above the panels appear to get larger toward the bottom.  They’re not, it’s the angle of the shot, a perfect perspective illustration.  The wall hanging measures 22 inches in length and was very difficult to get in a good shot.  I have taken several close up photographs of each panel and am posting them for those of you who are interested in a closer view.

My husband’s already found a perfect place for the hanging, it will be placed on a wall in our guest bathroom.  Our guest bathroom is decorated in the true southern fashion of palms and southern plants, making it the ideal place for the design.  I’ll edit and include a photograph once I get it hung on the wall.


This is the top panel, the verse is so beautiful, Trust in the Lord . . . Amen!  I apologize for the darkness of this picture.  When I tried to lighten it up, I blew out the color.  I placed the panels on a stand for these shots.  Doesn’t the magnolia look so beautiful!  I can just smell it’s sweet fragrance.  I especially love this piece, I was thrilled with the dimension I was able to achieve in painting the magnolias, they appear so lifelike.


This is the middle panel, Delight yourself in the Lord . . . Absolutely!  We have ferns in our backyard so I just had to include some ferns.  Okay, I’m seriously in love with this panel, the magnolia looks fresh picked from the tree in my front yard.  There’s so much dimension in this flower.  It looks like I placed the flower on dimensionals and placed it on top of the leaves, but I didn’t. The petals themselves look like they are on dimensionals.  Not so, the only parts I did pop up were the four tiny petals in the center of the bloom and the stamen, the rest was painted. The darker values in the petals give the flower a three dimensional realistic appearance.


The last panel, I can do all things . . .  can I get a big AMEN!  These verses are tied together in this piece.  I Trust and I am Delighted and Strengthened in my Trust.  Shout to the Lord, all the earth let us sing, power and majesty, praise to the King!  When the world seems like it’s spinning out of control, I can turn to Him and know He’s in command and everything will be okay.


I took additional photographs of the panels laying flat against white taffeta.


I posted these last three photographs so that you can see a close up of the buttery soft yellow silk ribbon connecting the panels together. I made a half inch gap between each panel.


The top panel has a loop to hang the panel on a wall or doorknob.  I wasn’t sure when I was making it whether I was going to hang it on a wall or doorknob.  My husband made the choice when he saw it for the first time last evening.  I think he’s become my biggest fan.  The silk ribbons hang three inches from the bottom.  I’m not sure if the ribbon is silk, it may be nylon, it looks and feels like silk, casting a beautiful sheen.

  • Stamps:  Me & Carrie Lou, Verve (Bible Verses)
  • Paper:  Canson cold pressed 140 lbs. water color paper, Gold Shimmer paper from Papertrey, Ink, DP from The Paper Company (JoAnn’s)
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Accessories:  Blender Pen, Tombow Markers, water color brush,  Ranger Gold/Gold Tinsel EP, heating tool, Dazzling Diamonds, Kaiser pearls, Nesties, craft knife, self-healing mat, ruler, Krylon gold pen, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Therm O Web dimensionals, Martha Stewart ribbon, Zip Dry adhesive


77 responses so far

77 Responses to “Magnolia Wall Hanging”

  1. Heather says:

    Jerri, it is beautiful, what a work of art. The magnolia do look alive and the whole colour scheme gorgeous.
    And Amen to those verses, thanks for the reminder.

  2. Peggy Maier says:

    Thanks for the beautiful verses! Love the wall hanging…You’ve done it again… another wonderful creation!!!

  3. Yvonne says:

    This is fantastic, I love it. So detailed and alive.

  4. I think Magnolia’s are my favorite flower -although all your flowers are to die for! I have had my eye on that stamp & now I must have it. Do you know what color markers you used for the shading in the flowers? You did such a perfect job, I am such a big fan! If you ever want to come to SanAntonio- just let me know!

  5. Tosh says:

    Stunning Jerri! Breathtaking!! Gorgeous!! Fabulous!! I could go on and on!! You are amazing!!

  6. STUNNING! (As is all your work!) Love the colors here … so rich!!

  7. Jen says:

    Absolutly GORGEOUS!!!!!

  8. pinky says:

    Jerri, another totally awesome project! My mouth is still hanging open at the beauty of this beautiful wall decor that you have created! Love everything about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Joyce across the pond says:

    Jerri – absolutely stunning – I just love things which hang…I already do little things which hang and write verses myself but the combination of curved rectangles in layers and these beautiful stamps is just simply wonderful. I hadn’t realised that Me and CL
    were in business now…I must have missed the announcement! However I have been extremely busy over the last 5 months but must have missed it.
    Can I ask this? What flower and leaves stamps would you advise someone to start with. It is overwhelming what is available. I will browse on your site for your tutorials for colouring hints. Thanks again for this wonderful project.

  10. Jennifer says:

    Absolutely STUNNING!!!

  11. Katy says:

    Hi Jerri, I have been following your blog for about a month now and I notice you use kaiser craft pearls on some of your cards. I have started a website this week selling flat back pearls and gems mainly, they are not self adhesive but are fab and soooo cheap, just thought you would be interested. I would be so honoured to sell something to a crafter who makes such stunning cards. It is and there is free p&p to anywhere in the world and no minimum order! Please take a look and let me know what you think! Keep making beautiful cards, love Katy x

  12. Carol R says:

    Beautiful, exquisite, and elegant are words that come to mind that express my feelings at what you have created. I love what you do.

  13. Sonya Appel says:

    Jerri, stunning! I recently received my first Me & Carrie Lou stamps and love them!!!!! Went and got the Tombows on the list that you sent, but two of them were discontinued, but I have been stamping and practicing, I still have a long way to go. This stamp, or should I say most of the stamps are on my list to get! I still have a lot of practice to go and you are such an inspiration with your exquisite painting and design! I’m with Lisa P. I will drive to San Antonio if you ever down this a way!

  14. Lenoria says:

    I love these versus and are some of my favorites. This is a gorgeous piece and it is great to hear how strongly your husband appreciates your beautiful art work. Your painting is beautiful.

  15. Rose Ann says:

    My goodness…you’ve made those images come to life, Jerri!! Gorgeous wall hanging!! I love the images and wonderful verses!! I can’t wait to see this displayed on your guest bathroom wall!!

  16. Deb Saaranen says:

    Jerri–You floored me once again!!! As I pick myself up to type this, I am just thoroughly AMAZED at your painting and design talents!!!!!!!

  17. wendy says:

    Absolutely stunning Jerri!!! Sorry not commented on your blog in a while ive been poorly with my back AND WOW havnt i missed a lot,think i will be here fro the next hour reading up on what ive missed
    Wendy xx

  18. Joan Fricker says:

    Jerri, Wow is right! Absolutely stunning! This is so beautiful and shows your artistic talent in every way. You are terrific and it shows up in the beautiful wall hanging!
    Great job. I love it and it will be perfect in your guests bathroom.


  19. Ooooooh, I think I need to buy myself some Me & Carrie Lou stamps…soon! Love that magnolia and the butterfly. What a gorgeous wall hanging!! I can’t say enough about your work, gf, you just blow me away!

  20. Monika/buzsy says:

    Breathtaking! Such a great design. Love the dies you used, the pretty Magnolia image, the coloring… everything is just beautiful! TFS!

  21. Deb says:

    This is absolutely beautiful, just beautiful. Wonderful work. There you go inspiring me again.


  22. Carolen says:

    You are SO inspirational! Thank you!

  23. Barb g says:

    So beautiful it just makes my heart ‘drool’ with envy! It is all gorgeous.
    Barb g

  24. Sheri says:

    I am simply speechless. You have really gone and done it this time. Way over the top. WOW

  25. Renee Winch says:

    Stunningly Beautiful! Wow!

  26. Silke Ledlow says:

    Jerri – I almost fell off my chair – LOL!!! This is out of this world fabulous!!! I know I always say this, but girl – you really know how to top each and every creation you make!!! I soooooo love this!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

  27. Wanda says:

    This is a real jaw-dropper!! Such amazing and realistic coloring!! What a magnificent gift this would be and the verses are so encouraging!

  28. shel9999 says:

    WWWWWOWWWWW. (Did you hear my jaw hit the floor?)

  29. Becki B says:

    This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!! Wow.

  30. donna p says:

    This is just beautiful. You are simply amazing. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  31. Nimue says:

    It’s so wonderful. It’s so quietly beautiful and graceful and elegant and … – I’m so excited, Jerri. I just placed my first order for Me and Carrie Lou stamps – online! I took a chance and ordered some markers too. I ordered the ones I could glean from your blog and chanced on some other colours. It’s so hard to choose colours online. Do you think it would work if you chose a kind of basic beginner’s package of stamps and markers to get all of us nervous Nelly’s going? – Thanks again for being so generous with your talent and skill – Nimmy

  32. Marion says:

    This wall hanging is absolutely gorgeous; I love it!!
    You CAN do all things through Christ and he certainly has given you a wonderful gift.
    God bless you

  33. absolutely stunning. I even shared it on FaceBook!

  34. Chris Franks says:

    Wow, Jerri! Love the painting! The magnolias look so life-like. What a neat idea to make a wall hanging!

  35. stampmonkey says:

    Your work is absolutely amazing!! I love your attention to detail! This wall hanging is a gorgeous project and would be such a welcome and inspiring addition to any home. Just lovely! tfs

  36. Lana Edwards says:

    I am speechless you have taken my breath away with this one!!!!!!!!! This is beyond description in my opinion! First place, A+ etc etc!

  37. Dealbaida says:

    You just get better Jerri. These are lush! Look forward to seeing them hung in your guest bathroom.


    (PS – Not sure if “lush” is a good word or not your side of the pond but, over here it means “delicious”).

  38. Cynde says:

    Jerri your work is so Inspirational in more ways then one!! I love the verses you’ve chosen….and love the magnolia flowers, ferns,and butterflies. So very much work you have put into this, and it shows! It is so very Gorgeous….I am just in awe of your work, as always. This piece however is just over the top Jerri. How very sweet your husband has helped you to hang it and chose for it to be on a wall and not a door hangar… I only wish I lived close enough to come use your restroom and see it in person!! LOL. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

  39. Kittie says:

    Jerri, This is a gorgeous work of art. What an inspiration all of these are.

  40. gail says:

    Jerri, You do amazing work this is so beautiful.

  41. Judy Covey says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Jerri, as is all of your work. I may have to try this out some time.

  42. Oh Jerri………this is absolutely stunning!!!!! Are you sure you don’t want to send it to me? Afterall, I have a magnolia room and it would look wonderful in there!

    Just recently Michaels had a ton of their DP on sale for seven for a $1 and I bought almost every sheet of that designer paper they had left. I wound up with 10 sheets of 12×12 for a total of $1.40!!!!!


  43. Conniecrafter says:

    Oh my is this ever Beautiful, love the coloring and how you put it all together!

  44. Nina says:

    Wow wow wow!!!!! Your work is out of this world!!! Stunning!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Nina

  45. Stunning! I only wish I had the words that would come close to describing the beauty of this work of art. Your style is fantastic. Absolutely a stunning piece of art.

  46. Amy Johnson says:

    All I can say is wow! What a stunning, stunning work of art!

  47. Becky says:

    What a spectacular piece of work! I love it and love the truth of the messages too!

  48. Beth Norman says:

    Wow, it doesn’t get better than this. It is sooooooo beautiful. I love how there is more than one saying–the grouping is breathtaking.

  49. Cathy says:


    It was absolutely worth waiting for! I absolutely love, love, LOVE it…. Both you AND the verses are an inspiration.


  50. Ida says:

    Oh my stars this is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!!! You do such stunning work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  51. Dee Jackson says:

    These are just STUNNING!! I’ve been starring at them forever seeing a new detail with every glance. You do such gorgeous coloring!!!!!!

  52. Debbie Peysen says:


    What a work of art. Thank you for sharing it.

    debbie peysen

  53. Marian says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful piece of art. I love the curved rectangles and actually have them…I’m getting some great ideas although mine would NEVER look this fantastic!

  54. Jerri! This is just beyond beautiful! What a stunning showpiece. Such a gorgeous sense of color and texture. How beautiful that will be in your guest bathroom….all the flowers are colored so richly (LOVE those magnolias!), and the verses on each are beautiful.

    Your care and craftsmanship and God given inspiration really shines here Jerri!

  55. rainy says:

    HOLY SMOKES!! Jerri this is incredible!!!!! I’m blaming you for my TMJ flare-up since my jaw dropped so fast when I saw this!! lol GORGEOUS work/play Jerri!!

  56. Catherine says:

    Woooooooow! This is BEAUTIFUL! I would definitely say a work of art – masterpiece!

  57. leslierich says:

    Jerri, don’t worry if people disappear into your guest bathroom and seem to get lost in there — they’ll just be admiring in minute detail this gorgeous work of wall art. It’s just so beautiful! The detail is fascinating, and the magnolias are the perfect color. I can never say enough about the beauty of your creations!

  58. Joan Ervin says:

    Seriously, girl….you are such an outstanding artist!!! I am soooo in awe of you talents and just think…I have my very own Jerri creations….WHOOHOO!!!! I love every FABULOUS detail on this amazing creation….over the top gorgeous!!!

  59. this is an absolutely unbelievable work of art! OH MY GOSH! I had to pick my jaw up off the floor and wipe the drool off my keyboard. Stunning doesn’t even begin to cover it!

  60. Judie Fralick says:

    I think the wall hanging is simply beautiful.

  61. Sheila D says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  62. Konnie Burlon says:

    Jerri your work always inspires me and this wallhanging is amazing. What a wonderful gift you have and you use it beautifully.


  63. I don’t rememeber if I left a comment on this or not; but it is most certainly worthy of another…

    GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!!! I cannot believe you did all that cut-work…and the watercoloring is to DIE for!

    Everything you touch turns to gold, girl! You’ve got the midas touch for sure! 🙂

  64. cwilliams says:

    Wow…..Stunning Jerri!!

  65. JoAnn Burnham says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love the verses. TFS

  66. Could have sworn I left a comment on here a week ago, but it appears not – so sorry — you KNOW how I feel about this gorgeous creation!!! I am ALWAYS totally WOWED by your creations — your love and passion for what you do is so evident in your work — all the painstaking detail is JUST AMAZING!!!

  67. Michele says:

    This is absolutely breathtaking!!!! WOW!

  68. Jerri! This is beautiful!!! What a lovely/encouraging art piece to display in your home! Thanks for the link to Carrie & Lou. I have brought my first stamps from them! I hope they’re giving you some commission. ;o) I also found the purse stamp – brand new – on EBay for $9.99 with free shipping! I was so excited! Thank you for all your great ideas and inpiration!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  69. Sonya Appel says:

    Hi Jerri, I love it!!!! I am practicing with my Tombows and my newly arrived Me and Carrie Lou Stamps! But, I have a question to ask about the cutting out of the images. Do you use an ordinary exacto knife and how do you get is so nice w/o ragged edges? The water color paper is so think it is hard to cut through, should I use a lighter weight? Again I love your work, I even found some great paper to try my hand at a purse because they are so cute! Thanks for your gererous help! Also, Lisa and I would love for you to come to Texas, Houston or San Antonio! Wish, wish! Thanks again.

  70. Jerri,
    I am haunted by this work. I have come back to this post over and over again during these past few days. As the others say, so beautiful. And your post shares such a deep love of the Lord — I am called by both the work and the thorough dedication to craft and faith. Thank you so much for inspiring us all, and for the true wealth that you share.


  71. Jerri, this is just amazing! Gorgeous colouring and fabulous execution all round! WOW!

  72. Jenny Gropp says:

    Speechless — it is so beautiful!

  73. Cindy L says:

    This is outstanding, I love the combination on colors. the wall hanging is so versatile for home or work. What a great gift idea.

  74. bronih says:

    Good heavens, Jerri! What a beautiful work of art!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  75. Deana Smart says:

    My first visit to your site. I was looking for some inspiration. Wow, I love your work. I will visit often. thank you for sharing!

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