Wednesday, 19 October 2011

My Creative Space : Easy Yet Effective Art

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On a recent op shopping adventure I picked up a vintage children’s book called ‘God Gives us Sunlight’ for 20 cents. It had darling illustrations of the seasons, and although it was lovely as a book, some of the pages were falling out so I decided to cut it up and frame some of the pictures. So I grabbed some half price Briscoes frames and set to work. (Well if you can call it ‘work’ – it was pretty easy and self explanatory really!) I’m really happy with the result, and it totally fits in with my mantra of ‘maximum results for minimal effort.

(I think ‘Spring’ might be my favourite – but I wish the kids’ hair colour was around the other way to match my kids!)

These are going in Isabelle’s room – but would equally suit a playroom in the future. (My kids are starting to run out of wall space!)

Also, they proved difficult to photograph – mainly due to a curious little hand …

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Speaking of other creative projects, the quilt for my sister Holly (as featured in my last creative space post) is all but finished and I plan to blog about it next week after we give it to her.

For more inspiration and ideas be sure to check what other people have created this week here (linking in with ‘Our Creative Spaces.)

Seeya

Jen x

14 comments:

simona said...

What a neat find, that book! Great idea to put these illustrations in the frames!

Maxabella said...

They look absolutely terrific! It's gold when you can pick up beautiful vintage illustrations for a song... I usually just find the daggy stuff that was probably uncool in their day as well!!! x

Jill said...

Such beautiful pictures! Great idea to preserve them by framing them when the book is falling apart!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

shine little light* said...

What a great score! They look lurrverly! *s*

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Jenny yours are just gorgeous! Love the vintage book pictures. Great minds do think alike! Thanks for visiting my blog this morning!

Wombat's Picnic said...

So sweet! I do love a good vintage children's book - so many have beautiful illustrations that are just languishing. I am sure these will look lovely in the room:) Cyndy

Kylie said...

They look fantastic - love how you've used the white frames, it really sets them off nicely :) Kx

Mandy said...

OH aren't books like that just hiding the best illustrations? Love your framing - they will look fab hanging together.

Tammi said...

These are so cute and at least now you get the pleasure of seeing them all the time :)
x

Vic said...

Vintage illustrations framed is certainly one of my favourite things; they are so beautiful & so simple!

I particularly love the pictures you've used; sweetness.

Rie said...

They look fantastic & I would never have known that they were from an old kids book until you said so!
And I love the protective hand over them!!

Lea said...

they are gorgeous!

Greer said...

They look wonderful. Such a great idea x

sascedar said...

that is such an ace idea, adding it to my brainlist for my babygirl's room...