Sunday, March 22, 2009

Inspired

Well I still can't get over my pretty blog Kim created for me. LOL, I can blog 3 times a day. I feel like creating and designing and doing LO's again.

Yesterday I went to the public library for some inspiration and got some strange looks as I spent most of my time in the children's section. I just love looking at some of the illustrations in children's books, especially the books from before the 80's. Unfortunately our library doesn't have many of those as they replenish their books and of course many people don't return books to the library.

My quest was inspired by a book of Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies I got as a gift. I treasure that book. She was such an amazing artist and her paintings are special because they're so timeless. I can well believe that children in 50 year's time will still love looking at ther art.

And that is where I got my inspiration for today's freebie. All the paintings in the book is a full page illistration with it's poem on the opposite page. I just loved how they were presented. The illustrations all have a border around them and the background paper has a texture to it. I tried to emulate this look and feel and Kim's got the perfect CU overlays for this. I used Watercolors 1 for the "drawing" and Paper Textures 2 for the textured border.

Here's a preview

And you can get it here http://www.4shared.com/file/94285063/3fcf5189/Inspiration.html. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs
Renée

10 comments:

.: Kristine :. said...

Love these colors!! Thank you Renee!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Elements Only, Papers Only post on Mar. 22, 2009. Thanks again.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 22 Mar [LA 08:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 23 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

aquascrap said...

Thankyou
for these lovely papers.

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Thanks Renee! Your blog looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

Jazzy said...

Looks like you got some inspiration..love those papers..thanks for sharing..I wish I could find some inspiration too..
hugs

GSCreations said...

Hi! Your blog looks awesome!!! And your papers are beautiful!! Have a wonderful evening, bet you going to dream a beautiful dream with that book as inspiration...

LouCeeCreations said...

glad to see you blogging again Renee.. Kim has created the perfect background for you, I have just read what you have said about it, I feel I know you a little bit better now, you are not just another crazy ct member on Kimmy's team haahaa!
your papers are beautiful, and thank you.. xx

GSCreations said...

There's an award waiting for you!
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thescrappywife said...

Oh, I love Cicely Mary Barker's flower fairies! They are so wonderful. I have a number of her books, and will enjoy these marvelous matching papers! Thank you!