Saturday, August 6, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC22 - Week 31

Welcome to Week 31 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week got away from me and I didn't start my post until this morning.  Can you believe it?  The queen of the prepared post has fallen to a new low.  Sigh...

SUNDAY - Our hostess announced new Color of the Month in yesterday's post.  The RSC Quilters will be working with ORANGE in August.  Here are the fabric scraps that I have to work with... THREE cubbies from lightest peach to deep rust with some bright bits thrown in the mix:

My goal is to finish this special mug rug:

This is the last day of July.  The month is gone and I nearly missed commenting on my Blog-a-versary.  Whoops!  The Joyful Quilter blog turned 12 this year.  Thanks for reading!

MONDAY - Work was followed by ORANGE art inspired by today's lesson by @joanadornellaslab for the Flowers Magic Challenge:

Oil pastel on acrylic

TUESDAY - Errand day was followed by an art adventure.  To complete today's lesson for Mandy Evans' Abstract Patterns in Watercolour, a FREE Workshop Series, I painted a Swatch "Card" with my travel kit - purchased not to paint outdoors on-the-go, but for the small scale packaging, making it easy to store:

I very nearly finish this peachy-coral Mixed Media Inspirational Wall Art project from @shemidixon for the Paper Craft Summit:

WEDNESDAY - This rosebud in my garden...

Is memorialized in the loose, sketch-y painting shown below.  This is my very first watercolor work thanks to Michelle Schratz @raspberrybluesky's Flowers Magic Challenge lesson:

Today's Zoom with LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color produced this lovely photo FAIL:

But, hey! LeeAnna looks adorable and we both dressed with the RSC Color of the Month in mind!!  :o))

THURSDAY - Work - My computer seemed to have gotten this month's color cue:

Just LOOK at those sweet pinky-orange houses!

It was a good day for Wordle...

And Quordle, too:

Challenged by @franciscanunes_heartmakes, I brought out the watercolors to capture this rose from my garden...

To create this painting, which has since been cut apart to be included on two separate pages in my Flowers Magic journal:

And the purple flowers were inspired by this page in Michelle's journal:

I added a few paint splatters for a bit of fun.  Let me tell you... It's not as easy as it looks!

FRIDAY - Work was followed by some relaxation on the couch with a nice cup of tea, but after a while, I headed out into the garden to collect flower petals to create this Natural Color Palette:

I've got to say, I was a bit disappointed when my lovely ORANGE rose produced a pink shade as the petals were rubbed on the journal page.  :o((

SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!  I hope you will join me in visiting Angela @ So Scrappy to see what the RSC Quilters have been up to this week.  Maybe NEXT week there will be more ORANGE fabric scraps to see in my post.

Until then...


  1. omgosh your flower journal pages are all so good! You're on your way with the watercolors and yes, nature's colors don't always stay the same when used as dyes. Onions make yellows, and flowers don't release all the colors when they are pressed. Makes them all the better for being ephemeral.
    finally got my post up....

  2. You're getting pretty good with art stuff.

  3. Looks like you have some fun orange scraps to play with this month! Love seeing the painting you're doing - especially the flowers. Enjoy!

  4. i think the queen of preparedness did a fine job !!!

  5. Nothing like some orange to make things exciting!

  6. Your paint projects are pretty. I like the Orange Flower painting. It is so warm and gives me a good vibe.

  7. Happy blogiversary! Lots of fun oranges in this post. I play wordle too, and am always excited when I guess the word in time.

  8. I saw you sewing with orange and looked over into the scrap challenge to see if I missed the month for orange. Because I’m currently working on a project using orange scraps! So I’ll be seeing you at the end of the month again. I love your artistic rose watercolor paintings! Congrats on your 12 year Blogaversary!

  9. I love that you're working on wordle and quordle too! I look forward to them each day.


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