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.


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!

Anonymous 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!