Saturday, January 10, 2009

couple sketches for ya - studio G and SHIMMERZ - yummo!

hi! i am so behind on my sketch challenges so i am posting a two in one for ya today! the first card uses Jen's sketch from last week ->

AND incorporates a new challenge i stumbled across that i just LOVE (tho i find it VERY challenging)! Ashley over on heart hugs designs does an etsy inspired challenge. now this is cool! features a new etsy artist each time and then you browse the site and base your project on something there. the one posted last saturday featured the artwork of autumn russell - she draws fashion type stuff which is totally hot right now AND her work is FABBY BUT not really my i had no idea what i was going to use....

and then i realized why i love studio Gs so much!! there's nothing i don't have!! so i pulled down my binder, flipped through and sure enough it came to me! there were some incredible pics of high heel shoes and i remembered seeing some in the studio Gs (and thinking how i would NEVER EVER use them) so i found an assortment and picked out two shoe stamps, a purse and a sentiment and here is what i ended up with:

i think it is kinda cute even! i stamped in poppy, then orchid, then lightening black brilliance inks on each panel. Placed a prima for the embellishment and added a few bead pops from the cupid mix.

next up is the sketch from OCCC last saturday (hey i told you i was a bit behind....) ->

i decided to ink up another FABBY stamp - fairy with rose - from my friend susana's shop:

as soon as i saw it i knew i wanted to do faux watercolor with it and i love the result! i inked up the stamp with memento dew drops - the little dew drops are perfectly sized and shaped for precision inking in a hurry. once it was all inked i held it at arms length and misted lightly with water, then stamped onto watercolor paper.

i painted her dress and winges with opal SHIMMERZ from susana's shop - i tried to capture it in this photo.....

IRL it is awesome and shimmery in just the right spots.

i finished it off with some little clay flowers i made to match.

well i am back to work on some things i am planning.......

have a stampy weekend!!


  1. She's just beautiful! I adore her and she's so stunning stamped. I love the faux watercoloring you did on her. And your leaves rock!

  2. Stunning and fabulous Marti! Love the multi-ink look--its just really beautiful!