måndag 31 oktober 2011


Hi stampers!
This weekend I spent last saturday
at an excellent craftevent!
There were over 100 ladies in different ages
making contributions to four different challenges.
It were demos, lotteries, good food and
really nice company around the table!

This is what I managed to do during the day:
(As I didn´t keep the deadline I didn´t
joing the challenge, though it was a very
nice sketch to work with!)




I used MidwinterTilda from Magnolias
Sweet Christmas Dreams collection 2011.
I also used two new Doohickey dies from
the same collection.

Here is my friends Zora and Ingela
and on the other side Cecilia and Maria
(Very nice to meet you).

Have a nice week!

tisdag 25 oktober 2011

My way of colouring...

Hi stampers!
Today I have a new distress ink
tutorial for you.
I made it for The Magnolia Day and
showed it at my workshop.
You can follow how I colour this new
Tilda from Sweet Christmas collection.
There is som many different ways of
colouring with distress ink reinkers.
This is just my way and as I love to read
about how other work with different
medias I hope you will enjoy this!

Here I have stamped the same image four times
so you can see how I work through the process
of colouring with Distress ink reinkers.
The ink I  use is Staz on Timber brown
as you see in the end of this tutorial.
The paper is Montval Canson 300 gram.
Brushes are Italeri 00, 000.

To the left: I  start colouring.
Skin: tattered rose mixed with vintage photo.
I always start with the face/skin as this is
the most difficult part to do, for me that is.
I add distress ink firmly in the edges, rince the brush
in water and work with smooth hand and
circle movements towards the center of the
face leaving a brighter area in the middle.
I make the skin by putting on colour
2-3 times in this first step. It have to
dry a little in between.
Dress/socks: Victorian velvet mixed with
dusty concord and aged mahogny.
Hair: Antique Linen.

To the right: I have used the same mix of colours
 for the dress and added it in the edges
for more and deeper shadows.

Here you can see how I try to create shadows in
the edges of the image.

Here you can see the first step with
antiqe linen for the blond hair.

I have now added very little walnut stain
mixed with a big drop of water.
I still want her to be blond.

At the third image you can see how I made
the colour darker to create shadows.
Dress/socks: I have used the same mix as
before and just added weathered wood
for the edges. I try to only add this dark
 colour to the edges to keep the bright
look in the middle.
Cheeks: Aged mahogny in a big drop
af water (I  make it very light).

Line of hearts: Aged mahogny mixed with black sooth.
Around the image I have used antique linen,
which make it looks like a warm loving light
behind/around cute Tilda.

I have added a white line to the socks to make it
look like highlights. I use the pen: Inkessentials white.

Here you can see how I have added walnut
stain a second time to Tildas hair.

I use this ink for colouring with distress ink reinkers.
It´s a very beatiful brown tone, not to red as some
brown inkpads are in my oppinion.
I prefer this brown  inkpad instead of black ink.

Thanks for visiting me!
Love & Light

fredag 21 oktober 2011


Today I want to show you what became of
my masked images from The Magnoliaday.
I made a christmastag ment for hanging on
a bottle of "glögg" (hot sweet wine)
or as a christmasgift in it´s own.




Colouring: Distress ink reinkers; vintage photo,
tattered rose,aged mahogny, spiced marmelade,
antique linen, weathered wood and black sooth.
Ink: staz on timber brown.
Stamps: Tilda and new snowflake from 
Sweet Christmas Dreams collection 2011
 and old texts from Magnolia.
Snowflakepunch: Marta Stewart
Flowers and halfpearls: Wildorchidcrafts
Others: White feather, stickles stardust,
crackle accent, dabbers pearl.
thin brown rope andcardboard.

Have a nice weekend!

fredag 14 oktober 2011


Today I want to share this Halloweenbox
with magnoliastamps which I have masked together.






Stamps: So spooky collection 2009.
Designpaper: So spooky collection 2009.
Colouring: Distress ink.
Ink: Staz on Timber brown.
Magnolia Doohickey dies: heartfence
and three.
Borderpunch: Marta Stewart.
Stickles silver and stardust, crackle paint
picked fence.
Technic: Masking.

Have a nice day!


tisdag 11 oktober 2011

Tomic # 19

This week Tomic have another great
challenge for you Magnolialovers.
Make a card/project with at least one sitting
Tilda or Edwin and some Doohickey die!

My card for inspiration:




There is a price from magnolia to win.
Good luck!

söndag 9 oktober 2011

♥ Magnolia Day!

Yesterday was a big success.
Thankyou everyone who came and joined us
this special day in Borås!
And big thanks to Pauline, Barbro and John
who invited me to the party!
I met so many nice people and we had a
real good time crafting together!
At my workshop I showed how to
"mask" stamps together and also my
colouring with Distress Ink.
This is what we did:

We coloured this new Tilda from Magnolias
"Christmas dreams collection 2011".
The beatiful snowflakes is also new
onces from the same collection.
She is already one my favourite!
I used a swedish Magnolian text behind:
"Julen är här".

Have a nice week!
Hugs Lillemor

måndag 3 oktober 2011

Celebrating and Halloween at Tomic!

We are celebrating Magnolias birthday
this week with several occations.
At Tomic we have this special challenge
with a special nice price to win for you!
Theme is Halloween and you have to use
some Halloweenstamp from Magnolia
for this one AND make anything BUT a card!




Stamps: Magnolias "DevilTilda" from
So spooky collection 2009,
text: "Do not Open" same collection.
Ink: Staz on Timberbrown.
Colouring: distress ink reinkers.
Designpapers: Magnolia so spooky collection 2009.
Stickles: stardust and red.
I have used UTEE and versa mark silverpad
with textstamp to make the "sign"- pretty cool
effect don´t you think!?
Cellofanbag to store candy inside.
Flowers: Magnolia and Wildorchidcrafts.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you
stop by my table at Magnolias shop
in Borås on Saturday 8/10 to say hi!
* See you there! *

lördag 1 oktober 2011

Paper bag...

Today I have this decorated paperbag for
Christmasgifts to share with you.
I have used 5 different rubberstamps
from Magnolia in this project. You can read
more about it in the end of this post.

Rubberstamps: snowflake, 3 Swedish texts
("God Jul", 
"Julen är här" and round poststamp
"En hälsning i juletid"  and
in winter night from
Merry Little Christmas collection 2010).
Paper: Pion design and currogated cardboard.
Ink: Staz on timberbrown (image, backgroundtext)
and distress ink
pumice stone (edges).
Punches: Marta stewart leafpunch,
snowflake punch.
Colouring: Distress ink reinkers
Snow: Puffy velvet white
Charm: Magnolia shop
Flowers and ribbon: Wildorchidcrafts
Homemade Round decoration: Made with
paperclay, round poststamp, distress
ink, dabbers pearls and stickles.
Other: EP snow white, Dabbers pearl
and stickles stardust.Edges are
inked with pumice stone and sewed
on my sewingmachine.

Have a nice weekend and thanks
for or your warming comments!