Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Marty's Masterpiece - A Sketch Challenge

Here is Marty's August sketch:



I interpreted this quite literally because I wanted to give it to a friend who won a monthly lottery in one of my groups.  The theme she selected was summer, so this sketch was perfect.  I made this wall hanging:



It was done on watercolor paper attached to chipboard and is pretty sturdy.  Here are the details:

  • background:  denim Adirondack color wash.  That's all!  It formed the variations all by itself.
  • fence:  cut from wood sheet using Tim's on the fence die, then dabbed with picket fence paint to create a worn out look.
  • palm tree:  Sideshow stamp, colored with markers, and extra leaves hand cut and added for dimension.  Coconuts cut from a specialty paper I have that looks like.....the outside of a coconut, LOL!
  • parrot:  also from Sideshow, colored with markers and attached with pop dot.
  • beach sign:  cardstock inked with a few shades of distress ink in the brown family, then stamped with archival ink, then covered with rock candy crackle paint.
  • sand:  the real deal, from last year's trip to the Dominican Republic.
  • shells:  also real, origin unknown.
  • shack:  pieced together from a variety of handmade papers and fibers found in my stash.

Check out my friend Heidi's blog to see what the rest of the Gotham City Stampers did with Marty's sketch.

7 comments:

Patzee said...

What a luscious dimensional creation! Love all the colors and textures. I can almost hear the waves lapping against the shore. Great job!

LaStamper said...

Isn't having a stash to raid for projects just the "bee's knees"? Love what you did with everything.

Vic said...

And it's even more fabulous in person! It's hanging where can I can see it from all points of my room! Always an honor to receive a piece of Eileen art!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

I LOVE your beach scene!!!!! GREAT job girlie!!!

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

I love this! What a fun gift for your friend. I know she is going to love it.

Elaine Allen

Marilyn Harris Mills aka Maer said...

the touches of past trips is an added bonus to this piece...love the wee shells. :)

Lori said...

Fab creation, love all the elements you used to make it feel "real". Awesome background from the color wash too!