This got me wondering about my own WMSC entries and I took a gander. I was surprised to see that I entered the very first of the WMS sketch challenges with this card, which also uses some WMS digital paper (photo captions link to my original posts):
The sketches were always slightly challenging, but never felt overwhelming or too complicated. There are a couple of other cards that have a special place in my heart. This one - because it was made with recycled yogurt foil seals and GLOWS in real life:
This one, because of the odd colours and that the layout is unlike anything I have ever done before or since:
This card, because it was for my daughter's birthday and *she* *really* *likes* it!
This card, because I actually won a "Top Mouse" award on the WMSC blog with it, and was so honoured and surprised:
My very first time ever to follow a sketch for a card design was in April 2010, just a few months before WMSC started up. I remember thinking it was so strange - perhaps even cheating - after always winging it on my own, but I have since come to think of sketches as creative kindling, giving me the opportunity to stretch and try new things I might never have tried otherwise. The good news is there are now 129 sketches saved in the Waltzingmouse Stamps gallery, so any time you (or me!) are feeling less than inspired, check them out!