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.
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)
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!