Tuesday, February 23, 2010

To alter or not to alter, that is the question?

On Sunday I got a belated birthday present from Hels, and I was so chuffed with what she got me that I just had to share! The begging question is do I alter it or not? It is already distressed, or what they call in the business shabby chic...but I just love it as it is , but I feel alcohol inks coming on... would you or wouldn't you?
Thak you Hels for the bestest pressie.. now I have to find a bit of wall space to hang it on!
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28 comments:

Helen said...

That is so cool. I would be tempted to alter it, if you do, be sure to share with us what you do!!

crafty creations said...

I would too !!!

Ang C said...

I would alter it too - I could see some TSS metal on there too especially in the "o"'s

Ellen said...

that lot is crying out to be altered

June said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh it definitely wants to be inked lol
hugs June xxxxx

Hannah - Mary P said...

This is lovely...I'm going to be a dissneter and say that I like it as it is - however I'm sure it could be made even more beautiful by your inky fingers!

Julia Dunnit said...

See, I have a problem with 'alter' - coz you aren't going to change the words or remove letters or make cutlery from it are ya? No. You're just maybe going to cover it in other colours and embellish it a bit, huh. Personally, I would leave it as it is until it's gathered some dust..then I would change it up a bit....

Hels Sheridan said...

I would add some Grunge flowers...like a bit of a garland...and then if you get bored with them and the colour you can change it...glad you liked it hun x

Lori said...

I like it as is, but a previous comment suggested a couple of grunge flowers here and there, I like that idea, cause they can be removed if need be! Lovely gift!

Laura said...

This sounds good. I love your background stamps!

Dianne said...

That is the perfect gift for an artist. Maybe, add just a little alcohol? It is nice the way it is.

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

For me I would leave it as it is for at least 6 months and enjoy, but then I would alter for the autumn lol enjoy ju x

Jacqueline said...

I would do what it says!! Please let us see what you end up doing with it! What a fantastic gift!

Jackie x

Artyjen said...

Oh dear! Decisions.....decisions LOL
xoxo

Sarah Anderson said...

What a fab pressie! I'd be tempted to get the alcohol inks on it though
Belated birthday wishes!!

Diane.W. said...

Luvly pressie!!! :o)x

Glennis said...

Lovely gift! I would be tempted to do just a little altering here and there

Lynn Stevens said...

You could always just tuck some of your favorite goodies. flowers, atc's, etc. in the nitches, nest with eggs, you know all your favorites and change it with the seasons, so more of a display piece! Have fun!!!

Joanne said...

I would cut some UTEE first then 'go for it'. x

karenm said...

I think it would depend on where you are going to put it. If you have a bright colourful wall, I say leave it. But if you have a more neutral area, I say add everything.

The Inky Minx said...

Oh these are scrummy, I'd not change them one bit, love um as they are :)
DO NOT ALTER lol

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Count me in the "alter it" crowd!

Pickleberry Papercrafts said...

How bizarre, I spotted this in Bluewater earlier this evening & found it very hard to resist buying. It's gorgeous! Can't answer the altering question, although if mine I might add a few ribbons and prima flower or three!

Cazzy said...

Have you altered it yet?

judith@poppy cottage said...

Why would she give you something relatively plain, if not to alter a bit? I say go for it! I'll be sure to come and say Hi on Sunday, Judith x

Dream With the Fishes said...

I definitely would! And a very belated Happy Birthday!! xoxo Serena

JAN said...

yes i would say alter and then the sentiment will have a your dna stamp on it and this will help manifest and charge the item to you personally and this will ultimtley focus and fulfill and materalize your goals..

The Scrappy Tree said...

Wow, hours of fun in the making! Yes, I would alter - alcohol inks ahoy!