crafty thoughts by martha bonneau...
boy oh boy do we have a world of inspiration for you today! i am already itching to dig through my knick knacks and do dads to see what crafty wonderousness they might inspire. there really is nothing like mixing the colors and textures of the past with something fresh and new to give your projects their own fun, funky personality....
and nobody knows that better than our own martha bonneau. we always wondered what kind of crafty thoughts were swimming around in her head to inspire her beautifully unique style! so we asked her to give us a little insight:
"Anyone who knows me knows of my love for vintage! Sure vintage items are cool & pretty and fun to look at but I also find them inspiring and draw lots of ideas and inspiration from them...I also like to incorporate vintage touches in my LOs.
For this LO I was inspired by a couple of different elements, a vintage children's book and some German reproduction vintage cut-outs that I found when I was in the Netherlands.
I love to use color and lots of it in my LOs so for this particular project I was inspired by the cute little "Fun to Cook Book" that sits on a shelf in my scraproom. I saw the little red-haired girl on the cover and it reminded me of a picture of one of my Blythe dolls, I loved the contrast between the red and that fabulous turquoise background of the book cover so I used a piece of Spring Sprig pp from the Cherry Delicious line since it shared the same colors and had that wonderful vintage feel to it. I was even inspired by the wonderful colors on the metal top which gave me the inspiration for layering the border edge strips along the bottom of the picture.
I incorporated 1 of the cut-outs into the LO, one of the reasons I love Sassafras so much is that so many of the elements of the collections work so well with vintage items. She looks right at home with the flowers cut from the piece of Winsome pp.
thank you martha! you truly are an inspiration. and your bookshelf full of vintage goodies is super cool. i am loving the robot pal with the heart on his chest! :)
as for the rest of you, we will see you back here soon with a peek at our stash of super-finds that are sure to light your creative fire!
p.s. guess what we have? just a few boxes of goodies left...you can still get one while the gettin's good!