Wednesday, January 25, 2012

When "perfection" is the enemy of "good enough".....

Well hello! I had a bit of inspiration this weekend...always a good thing but you never know when it's going to hit, right? I found this vintage horse show ribbon and thought it might be the perfect thing to alter for either a Valentine's day item, or just s shabby romantic goody to hang in your studio...

I started with finding all the shabby items I wanted to include...and although I love the color red, I knew I wanted to tone it down a bit! So out came the creams, and the image I adore from a gorgeous shop on etsy called ArtCult (her images are digi and so beautiful!) At first I thought of sewing on my fabrics and crochet pieces, then I decided to glue them on instead.....much quicker and I guess I was feeling lazy yesterday. I really wanted to achieve a layered and shabby look here....and I think I did.
Some glass glitter to finish off my image at the top and she's all done....or is she? As I sat looking at this creation I wondered if I should add more....maybe some buttons, maybe some more tags, maybe some ribbons? I think those of us who create fall into this trap a lot (at least I know I do!) of not knowing when to walk away from a project. It's hard to see it with fresh eyes when you've been gazing at it for awhile, isn't it?
 I decided to walk away, and also to add this to my Etsy shop later today....after all, I have 3 more of these vintage ribbons in my stash to play with (I know I must keep one for myself) but they are so fun to make! Do you have any of these old ribbons that are just begging to be "gussied up". It's a really fun project, trust me!

4 comments:

melanie said...

so cool!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Gail this is beautiful! What a fun way to dress up an old ribbon.

xo,
Danielle

Rose Garden Romantic said...

It's so pretty, Gail!!! I love it!
Michelle

Miss Sandy said...

Pretty pretty!