Monday, January 4, 2010

Marty's Sunday Sketch Challenge

Marty's sketch for week 10 was inspired by a trip he and Heidi took to visit family in PA over the holidays.  It has a charming, folk-art kind of look:

I have to admit, this sketch gave me fits at first.  It was my natural instinct to do a more abstract interpretation of the sketch, and I tried several versions, all of which wound up in the scrap pile.  I finally realized that my "muse" wanted to do a landscape scene.  Go figure!  Once I let go, and stopped trying to force myself to do what I clearly did not want to do,  it came together, and this is the result:

I used some torn scrap paper as masks to create the various hills, and just sponged on many shades of greens and browns.  Added some grassy stamping (some even heat embossed) and the birds in the sky.  The little house was stamped on cardstock, cut out and glued on.  I used a mini alphabet set from SU at the last moment to add the "Home Sweet Home" sentiment because.....I just thought it belonged there, following the curves of the hills.
Don't forget to head over to Heidi's blog to see what the rest of the team did with Marty's sketch.  One thing is for sure.....we all saw it differently!


Diann said...

What nice sketch ART...I am enjoying the process you take and the end creation of your interpretation! It's wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Well your muse led you in the right direction!!!! This is so pretty.....Great job ma'am!!!

Lori said...

Don't you hate it when that happens? lol. I..can't..resist..any...longer..
That's too funny. It turned out very well, even though you didn't want to do it. Love how you created the hills. And your little house is really cool. Nice interpretation!

Tamara Putvin said...

Eileen, sometimes our greatest master piece comes from something we didn't want to do in the first place.. Great work of art! Thanks for sharing.

Wishing you abundant blessings,

Julie Ann said...

Just beautiful, Eileen!! I just love the pretty blues and greens.