October 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm #6346
Sometimes I find my biggest struggle is finding the balance between adding just enough of the prefect embellishments that makes a project perfect in my eyes and not going over the top or to little. It's the fun part of the project but also my most time consuming. Here I'm at a stand still with my project today. Pondering where I want to take this….. Does anyone else struggle with the battle of finding that happy medium between that wow factor and over the top?????October 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm #222453October 11, 2013 at 9:22 pm #222454
I do! I have an extra table (technically for guests to use) in my craft room, so I will put the LO there, along with whatever embellishments I'm thinking of adding, and look at it every time I walk by, adding and removing elements each time. Sometimes it will be a couple weeks before I finally hit the perfect look, but I'm always happier when I let it gel and don't try to force it.October 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm #222455
I am working on a kiasercraft birdhouse and am at a standstill I can't decide where I want to go for my wow factor… GrrrOctober 11, 2013 at 9:28 pm #222456October 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm #222457
I agree with Monica- just let it brew- it will come to you. You could try on some different embellishments, then take a picture of each of the options and then look at them side-by-side to see what you like better. 🙂October 12, 2013 at 1:48 am #222458
Someone once told me that if you think you've finished adding all your embellishments then add a couple more. Not that I normally follow that advice, lol.October 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm #222460
I love to alter things so I always start strong get paper on, flowers here & there then a few embellies & sometimes I do have to walk away. But I do the same as the others place things on it walk away maybe put something else on it then usually by then it comes to me. But really I think taking a moment &a break helps.
HugsOctober 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm #222459
And I'm agreeing, especially with a project like this. Let it marinate a few days with you adding and subtracting until you get what you like and walking away and coming back again.October 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm #222461
I just add and add embellishments until there's no more room…lol!
"Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."October 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm #222462
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