Monday, April 21, 2014

Just Because

I haven't had a minute to make cards until tonight.  So this card is for a few challenges:  Retrosketch #111:

Muse Challenge #67:  Marion Vagg's card:

and the SCS color challenge - Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Pacific Point.

I used SU! Pumpkin Pie and Real Red Markers and Memento Bahama Blue marker.  I stamped the flower block with Versafine Onyx Black. I then colored on an acrylic block with a Pumpkin Pie marker, picked up the color with a wet aquabrush and color washed it over the entire flower. Then I picked up real red marker off the block and painted over the Pumpkin Pie in several places. I then painted the background with the Bahama Blue marker ink and aquabrush. 

The colors in my card are similar to Marion's colors, I used a flower and made my card square.
I will be taking the Online Card Class - Watercoloring and our pre-class work is to play around with watercolors - different paints, markers, etc.  I am submitting this to the pre-class gallery.

Today Darnell, Kim and I met at the Paragon Outlets in Livermore.  We shopped and had a little lunch and then shopped some more.   Here we are at the Ghirardelli Outlet.  It was such a fun day!

Thanks for coming by!


  1. Beautiful card! I like the color scheme, the fun layout and that beautiful floral image.

  2. Beautiful! That rose is gorgeous. You did great combining all of the challenges and you did fantastic with our colors this weel. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  3. Gorgeous card! Wonderful job with the various challenges.

  4. Love how you've combined the challenges, Harriet - this big dramatic rose is just gorgeous! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  5. Great card...and love the titled panel! May have to remember that! Thanks for playing along with us over at Just Us Girls!!

  6. Great card! Looks like a wonderfully fun day!!

  7. This is so pretty :) and how fun it is to meet bloggie friends and shop around :)

  8. That is so great that your 3 ladies can get together for lunch. What a great picture.
    Love your card. That flower is just beautiful.

  9. A gorgeous card, Harriet!! Good job and good luck with all the challenges! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell