Thanks Rod after reading through a lot of gtrc files I finally found one that used all pixmap images and the following is a quote from the gtrc file
# This is the style based on pixmap- (pixbuf-) engine. It isn't fast, but I like this engine.
# I tried make possibly simpliest gtkrc-style, with a small number settings for each one
# widget, but a good-looking one and funcionally... ;-) This is experimental gtkrc.
# All widgets (without Gnome-Panel) take the settings from "DEFAULT STYLE" (only one class -
# - GtkWidget) which sets the properties for all the theme. It makes sure, the theme will have
# the same look of buttons, frames and other widgets for all applications using GTK+...?
# I think so... ;-)
it say's it isn't fast but i couln't notice any difference from a standard gtrc file, give or take a 1,000,000,000th of a milisecond.