Monday, October 31, 2011

Sissie's House Sketch


Way back when, I did a giveaway to celebrate my 400th follower!  
I offered to sketch the winner's home as a gift.
Sissie, from the popular blog, Sissie's Shabby Cottage
 was selected and I finally finished her sketch. 
 It took her a while to get it to me, 
and then I was off on summer vacation~so here it is.
Sissie's house is beautiful and has a lot of details like multi-gabled roof lines, 
so this was a little bit of a challenge for me.  
My sketch style is simple storybook style~
so here is how I interpreted her home.

 Since the house was all brick with white trim and a lot of roof showing in almost the same color as the brick, this sketch does not have a lot of color~it is more about the shapes of the windows and the lines.  With a fine tip sketch pen I drew in all of the windows and the roof shingles and some of the bricks and then added the color with my pencils.
Isn't her house glorious? I love it's classic style!
This "sketch" is something anyone can do by going 
to Picnik.com and uploading a photo of your home,
 then add the "sketch effect" to it~and voila! 
Your home has been sketched!  I hope Sissie likes her sketch.  
Her house is on the market, 
and this sketch just might become a fond keepsake.
Sissie's Shabby Cottage

25 comments:

  1. She is going to LOVE it! Great job! xo Diana

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  2. It is beautiful. I love it. Your sketch is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Hi, Amy! I've always enjoyed seeing your sketches. They're charming! It was so interesting to see how you interpreted the more current lines of Sissy's house to fit your storybook style. Also, thanks so much for the tip for the sketching on Picnik! I have a project coming up where this will be so helpful! Thank you!!!

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  4. You did a wonderful job, Amy! I am sure that Sissie will frame it and hang it in her new home!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. You are such a great artist! I love the style of your sketch. It's so sweet and charming looking. I'm sure she's very happy to have it. That was a wonderful gift.

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  6. Hi Amy,
    What a wonderful surprise. I was coming over to visit and here is my home all sketched and looking like a fairy cottage. I love it!
    You have such a wonderful eye and style and you captured the soul and essence of our home.
    I can't wait to get it into my hot little hands. It will be placed in a very prominent place for sure.
    Thank you Amy from the bottom of my heart.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  7. What a perfect piece of art to take with her always...Beautiful job!! I love it and I know she will too!

    Lou Cinda

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  8. You are so talented! What a wonderful gift.

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  9. I love your sketch 100 times more than the computerized sketch Amy! It is a beautiful house for sure.

    BTW, I'll be going to New Canaan, CT to visit a cousin of mine. They just got hit with a heavy snow storm...yikes.

    -Marie

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  10. I love it..what a great keepsake!! Loving the hand done sketch...you are a woman of MANY talents, and continue to amaze me Amy!!

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  11. Hi Amy, you did a wonderful job! I love it and still adore the sketch you did of my home!! take care, Maryann

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  12. What a great picture to hang in a home...Great job, Sissie will love it!!

    Carol

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  13. She is going to love it! What a wonderful piece to cherish.

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  14. I love seeing your sketches, Amy! What a wonderful keepsake for Sissie this will be.

    Nancy

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  15. I love your storybook interpretation of Sissie's home. It's so charming.

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  16. Your sketch is so much cooler than doing the "Picnik" thing. Your sketch has spirit and charm. It captures the "heart" of it. I'm sure Sissy will cherish it, as a memento representing one of the chapters in her life.

    Cindy

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  17. You are so talented, Amy! What a lovely sketch for Sissie to have of her beautiful home!

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  18. Very cool, Amy! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  19. Very nice! Whew that one had a lot of details.

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  20. I have to say, I love your version so much better!!!!

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  21. How Fun! And thanks for the piknik tip! I just love your blog, and what happens is I can't leave, I start browsing all the pics on the side bar, then get lost!

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  22. Amy you do such a great job on these! I love how the "fantasy" storybook feel meets "reality"!

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  23. That's a magnificent house. Cleaning those roofs will be a challenge if you do it on your own.

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