Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Grapes and an ATC

This is it!!!!!!! This will be the last post of my Dare to Get Dirty cards. I love this stamp by Serendipity Stamps/Grapes. I stamped it in teal and watercolored the grapes, vine, leaves and added some watercolor to the background . It has been a few years since I have watercolored. It is still fun to do.

 My card is for DTGD14CassieT, DTGD14IlinaCrouse, CAS284.

Stamps-Serendipity Stamps/Grapes, Sweet 'n Sassy/Spring Tulips set
Paper-Bazzill Paper Basics/Black, Canson watercolor paper #140 lb.
Stazon-Teal Blue
Accessories-Tombow markers, water, and paint brush

My second card is an ATC card (Artist Trading Card)....the first time I've ever made one. They are really sweet. It is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. I don't think I'll be getting into swaps but it would be an interesting hobby.

To show how small it is, I placed the back of the card posted above behind it. The one above is an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) size.
This card was also watercolored.

This card was for:  DTGD14diniB, DTGD14Paperpunchscissors, DTGD14IlinaCrouse

Stamps-Art Impressions/M-3312
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento/Rich Cocoa
Accessories-orange rhinestones, paint brush, water, and markers

I'm kind of taking a rest from stamping for a few days and trying to get some other things done. Not sure if I'll post anything else this week but I'm quite sure you'll see me posting early next week, if not.


Marisa said...

Lovely watercolour behind the grape image and adore the bright colours on the second as well as the fun image of the houses :)

Cathy said...

Both cards are lovely and you are making me look bad!!!

jimlynn said...

Both are so pretty! I love the water coloring on that first card. Very bright vivid colors. The ATC! I'm in awe! They're so tiny and so cute. Love that image you used for it too.
Two great ones!

Enjoy your time off!


sallysbitz2 said...

A gorgeous watercolour card and a sweet ATC. I have never made one of these!

hugs sally x

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McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both gorgeous Benzi!!
Kevin xx

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful cards - love the water color background - great job as always!!!

nwilliams6 said...

What a cute little ATC and your grape card has the best bg - love it. Both of these are fabulous Brenda - great colors and images and design. Sending hugz up North - hope it is a bit cooler there than it is here! Hugz!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love both cards Benzi. Great color on the first card and the ATC is cute. - Jim

Carol L said...

Great watercoloring on both cards! That first one is spectacular, and the ATC card looks so cute with those little shacks! Great job on both!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such beautiful watercoloring Brenda-- loved to see the way you blended the colors

JD/ Jill said...

Wonderful watercoloring on this cardd! You sure did a varity of neat techniques this week.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeously created card and the colours are beautiful together. Thanks for your support...all's good at the moment..xx ♥aNNie

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Donna Ellis said...

Oh BenBen! These are WONDERFUL! I am captivated by the colors! The beautiful grapes are beyond what I can convey! Does that stamp have all the stippling in the background and you watercolored over it? Or is the "shadow" around the image part of the rubber stamp? Either way - how magnificent! LOVE this card (I think one of my favorites you have ever made).

Your ATC is equally as colorful! The fact that it is a little card format, and layered in that trademark "white on white" you employ, makes it especially elegant. Why have I not done a card like that yet? It looks rich. I always forget.

so both of these are pinned - maybe that will help me remember.


MaryH said...

Love both of these cards (and your ATC reminded me of an AI birdhouse stamp I have! NOt sure it's the same as this pretty one). But I was blown away by #1. That is some AWESOME coloring on that, and the background wash you have done with the grapes is so pretty. It makes that bunch of grapes just pop right out at one. Your recipient will love this! TFS & Hugs. I'm off to see the earlier post...Looks inticing.

Maria said...

Both of your cards are so pretty! Just gorgeous color! Love the dimension and detail! It inspires me to try my luck at water coloring again. Thank you for the inspiration!:-)

Bonnie said...

Beautifully colored grapes! Love the background! That ATC is adorable! I've never done those.

Becky said...

What a beautiful card! Awesome colors and shading.

Anonymous said...

You always make the most stunning cards!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Brenda both of these are beautiful. I really love the grape card. Lovely....Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Davi said...

You did a fab job on your first ATC!! love it. You first card is gorgeous!! I love love the way you watercolored the grape image and the background is perfect with it ;) Have as super weekend!

Desire Fourie said...

Such beautiful creations with wonderfully vibrant colours. Loving the little ATC.
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Lynne in NI said...

You've had a busy and fun week of stamping Benzi! Love love love the colour effect on your card and your ATC is a sweetie! Have a great weekend :)

Inkyfingers said...

Love the artsy effect you achieved with this lovely card Brenda and the ATC is so cute. They would make lovely gift cards wouldn't they?
Have a nice break and hope you do something nice.
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautiful watercoloured image and great ATC I rgot heavily into making and swapping ATC's a couple of years ago and ended up with so many and lost interest-used quite a few as toppers
Carol x

NanaConnie said...

These are both terrific, Benzi! Love the grapes especially. Fabulous water coloring, my friend. I never thought of making an ATC into an actual card. I've always just done them like a baseball card, flat and not something which opens. I love how you did yours!

Shirley said...

I say frame the berries! The way you watercolored is beautiful! What beautiful creativity with colors! The ATC is so pretty and vibrant too! I have never done one. You motivate me!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

The way you watercolored those grapes makes them look almost real. I have a fantastic photo of grapes this color as my iPhone's wallpaper (photo not taken by me), and your rendition reminds me of them.