CHEAT of course. *LOL* Wanna know how I "cheat"?
1. Do prep work in a single session.
Taking the right supplies out for your projects can suck up a lot of time.
So when I want to mist, I'll just work on several backgrounds in one session. This allows me to experiment and clean up just ONCE. Saves a ton of time. [And the need to wash my sink.:)]
2. Work on several projects at once.
I don't know about you but I absolutely hate it when I get stuck on a project. Is it missing an element of interest? Is it off-balance? Rather than debate with myself all day, I set that project aside and start work on another. This allows me to "view" my stalled project with fresh eyes later on.
Sometimes being creative just entails adding little bits and pieces to patterned paper. A really good way to use up those scraps and found items.
Or adding photos and embellishments.
Or a really quick layout that just needs journaling.
[When my projects are in progress, I start looking around for online challenges that I can play along with by "tweaking" my elements...*winks*]
|Sketches via Creative Scrappers and Frosted Designs|
3. Use sketches.
I almost always start with a sketch. It may not end up looking a lot like the sketch though...*LOL*. But a sketch really helps me to place the main elements on the page. Less fiddling. More time. Another time-saver.
There you have it. My tips for how to make time for online challenges. What other nifty tips do you have to help me save time? Let me know by leaving a comment. :)