Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sketch anxiety



My girl Jen and I signed up for this Amazing Race contest at scrappyarts thinking it would be fun to have a challenege on a team sport level. The very first challeneg that pops up was to make a layout using a Becky Fleck sketch.

OMG I was completely terrified. I swear I have never really used a sketch to create a layout. Im more of a fly by the seat of my pants type of girl. I just move my stuff around til I like it. It gives me joy. I dont care if Im the top designer or anything. I just like to play. Anyway... back to the sketch.

I stared at it for days. I almost didnt do it. I dont know why the panic. Im an above average scrapper. I know all sorts of techniques. Why am I afraid of a sketch? I was really being quite ridiculous. I guess I was trying to convert to 2 8.5x11s... and at that time I didnt know it didnt have to be exact.

So I did it. (and taped it together hence the bad picture) I dont know why I was worried... it was fun to do. I figure even if it sucks and I dont move on, I can still have the satisfaction of finishing this. And I love those little EMU babies. So so cute. That was a great day too so the layout now makes me smile.

6 comments:

Silvitanova said...

The summer, just splashes off this LO. Very nice work!

nicole said...

sketches are fine...i find that i often depart from what i sketch anyway...but i think this LO is fabulous!!! good job!

toners said...

Great job! It is good for us to try something new :)

Samantha said...

Great page, adorable photos!

Jill said...

Looks nice!! I've never done a sketch layout either - always have to just put stuff where it seems to want to go.

iralamija said...

I love this LO! SO beautiful!!

Bety :)