Leading Lady at Winnie & Walter week 2 + Giveaway

 

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I'm back for another week of Winnie & Walter creations. Today I have used book paper for my cards. I have an old book that got damaged in a move so pages was missing and I keep it close to use for mixed media projects and other crafty things. I love the texture the printed text gives to everything. For my projects today I used Gesso to cover the pages first to make sure the water from my watercoloring would not damage the pages, and I also like it when just some of the structure of the text is visible under the color.

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For this card I used In Bloom: Renee's Leaves and stamped the images in black and heat embossed the images before coloring them with watercolors. I used the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways to cut out a white piece of cardstock and stamped the text from Wishing You with Evelin T Designs and gold embossed it. I adhered all my colored elements around the text for a clean and simple autumn themed card for a friend.

Please hop on over to the Winnie & Walter blog to see my other two projects for todays post, I had really fun with this technique. You should give it a try, you might like it as much as I did. Book paper should be a staple in every scrapbookers stash. But please don't go around and kill innocent books, use one that is already damaged. The whole books are better to read or give to a friend or donate. (I love books if you can't tell, I have too many even though I mostly listen to audio books or read on my Kindle nowadays. Books are still nice to have around)

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Thank you for all the sweet comments and to Shay for inviting me to the Winnie & Walter blog. I have read all of your lovely comments and I will get around to answer every single one but it's been a busy week. They really made me happy so thank you. And keep commenting on any (or all) of my Leading Lady posts here this month, you will be in the drawing of a gift card (a coupon code which does not include shipping & handling) for the Winnie & Walter shop that I will give away after my last post for the month is up. My last post is on October 29 and I will draw a winner one week after that on Nov 5th. I will select a comment from one of the five Leading Lady posts here in the blog and the winner will be announced here in my blog. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to visit Winnie & Walter to see the rest of my cards made for this week. And I'll be back next Saturday for more Winnie & Walter inspiration! 

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If it's crafty I have probably tried it. Or plan to try it tomorrow. I love to be creative in all ways, but I tend to gravitate to making cards, coloring and diecutting. I also have a bad yarn shopping.... ehm... KNITTING... habit. I live in Sweden with my husband, two cute minions (also known as kids) and three dogs. I work from home at a small international development company during the days, and craft while listening to audio books or follow my favourite series at nights and on weekends. I love it when I don't have to leave the house, being an introvert and socially awkward and all. That's why my slippers to shoe ratio is close to 1:1 and I'm not ashamed to admit it ;)

25 thoughts on “Leading Lady at Winnie & Walter week 2 + Giveaway

  1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad you got inspired :) I actually hand cut those leaves. It’s a pretty easy shape and I did not have dies for them, I’m not sure if they have matching dies to be honest. I just made sure to attach them to sturdier paper before coloring them so they were a bit easier to handle. Book paper is so thin and fragile on it’s own.

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  2. I LOVE all of your cards and will become a subscriber!!! I have another question- did you cut the leaves with the dies or the Cutaways? I really like the idea of repurposing old books. I will just have to go buy an old book at our local thrift store! :) Thank you so much for sharing your cards on the Winnie and Walter blog site!!

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  3. Your 3 cards are all so lovely! I love how you’ve used the book paper and the watercolouring on the last card is just so pretty!

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  4. Super fint kort. Kollade dom som ligger på W&W bloggen också…..och det med björkstammarna är ourstanding. 👏👏👏

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  5. Love the card. I also love it that you encourage people not to ruin perfectly good books for the book paper. Well done.

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