Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Marty's Sunday Sketch Challenge

Yes, I do realize that it is way past Sunday.  Sorry 'bout that.  Heidi has been renovating her blog, switching over to wordpress, working with a blog designer, and the new blog wasn't quite ready on Sunday.  Hope you'll agree that this week's sketch was worth the wait.
Here is Marty's adorable ringing in the new year sketch:

I do have champagne glass stamps.  I was tempted to be literal.  But....as often happens when I look at a sketch, something crazy creeps into my head and I have to go there.  Instead of  seeing glasses touching, I kept envisioning paint brushes crossing.  And an artistic wish for 2010.
So....here is my offering:


Don't forget you can click on it to see detail.  I covered the tips of the brushes with crystal effects to make them look wet, and used some flourishes to represent paint swirls.


The words inside my clock say what I wish for all of you in 2010....an artful year!
Cheers!
(Don't forget to visit Heidi's new blog to see what the rest of the Gotham City Stampers did with this theme).

17 comments:

Shirley said...

Very clever indeed! I love this interpretation of the sketch challenge. That would be how an artist would happily toast the new year! Great job...thanks for sharing this one...

Dorothy said...

Very clever Eileen! I Love it1

Gloria said...

What a cool idea..I love it

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH Eileen!! LOVE what you did with the sketch...just PERFECT!!

Diann said...

It is just YOU, Eileen, and a wonderful sketch! I love the message and you conveyed it well!The ARTist in you shows and I love that! A happy ARTful 2010 to you too! I just love it! Diann

Lori said...

This is way toooo cool! I love the paintbrushes! Very clever idea. And the flourishes were an awesome touch. Yep, very cool indeed.

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

What a wonderful card and such a great idea! The flourishes were a touch of genius!

Elaine Allen

Sandy said...

I love how you took the sketch and made it into your own art. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it :o) Great job :o)

Chrystal S said...

I love it Eileen! The flourshes are a great touch! Fantastic!

Sarah said...

I love your take on this sketch!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Nice Eileen . . . very nice *smiles*

Dawn said...

I absolutely love what you did with this sketch

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen I LOVE the detail on this!!!!! They REALLY look like real paint brushes!!!

Ann said...

just fabulous! Happy New Year to you!!!!

lotsa scrap said...

So clever! Happy New Year to you!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Love your rendition for this challenge! I'm not into champagne, but I'm really into art too!

Julie Ann said...

I love your take on the sketch!! Such gorgeous work!