I love T-shirts - Gap T-shirts in particular. In fact, until I squirted Hoi Sin sauce everywhere [including down myself]while making tea tonight ... I was weraing a Gap T-shirt. A white one.
It may not surprise you to hear that as well as preparing tea ... I've also done a white load of laundry ...
Perhaps I subconsciously wore that T-shirt today as yesterday I finished this page:
At the moment I'mreally finding it useful to follow sketches ... something which the independent/control freak side of my nature never expected to enjoy! And yet, here I am, each week, skimming thorugh challenge and sketch blogs for a quick 'in' to starting a page and scrapping photos I've already printed out.
This page is based on Shimelle's 'Sketch of the Week' for 27th April and the photo is of me, on my knees ... in Gap.
Maybe James caught me in a moment of jersey worship ... maybe I was just looking for a price tag .. you'll never know:
I used a complete mish-mash of patterns on this - including a My Minds Eye 'Good Day Sunshine' design of scooters which don't even have the most tenuous link with the subject of the page.
But then again, neither would anything else I'm likely to scrap ... and I liked the colours ... so I used it anyway:
I'm not sure that, if I hadn't been trying to follow the sketch quite closely, I'd have stuck with this alignment of papers ... but I think it worked in the end ...?Like Isay, at the moment I'm finding following sketches a really useful way to leave my brain behind and just get on with the making. Hopefully it means that, when I'm being paid to be creative, I'm not a dusty old empty crafting husk ...
Anyway, tell me, do you use sketches or challenges to keep up your crafting momentum? If you do, and you get a moment:
- I'd love to hear which sites you rate as inspirational;
- Which ones you refer to?
- Are there any new challenge blogs etc which have grabbed your attention lately?
p.s: Just in case anyone's wondering ... no, this is NOT a case of me doing some sneaky market research for a challenge blog of my own! I'd tell you up front if that were that case ... and also ... been there, done that ... :-D