Let me explain why I like challenges so much (when I try them) - it is the CHALLENGE of MAKING them work with what you have.
Similar to the challenge of making punches into something with the limits of available shapes.
Limited supply but "must get to your goal"- that's the challenge I like.
(See, that doesn't apply to house cleaning because there is an infinite supply of mess...)
I am stubborn enough that when I pick photos for a sketch challenge, I'm GONNA MAKE 'EM WORK! (determined look on my face here)
So I saw this cute sketch on Twisted Sketches:
I picked my photos - two oldies from summer 1998. (I'm pretty sure - hard to tell with no hair-dos to go by)
Then I picked the pattern paper because the "twist" required with this sketch is PAPER.
Then I went looking for other paper/cardstock to go with it and the photos. Everything in my stash was too dark or too busy and took away from the photos. But I was determined to use this sketch, these photos and that paper.
And I like the results - by using the thin strips to suggest the paper in the sketch - things stayed light and airy.
And don't they kinda remind you of the edges of a pool?
The stripes on the paper circles are supposed to remind you of beach towels and beach balls.
And the bird is on there just 'cause he is cute.