This week we have Jerri Jimenez (aka Jerri Kay on Splitcoast) with us, sharing her wonderful art as the guest designer for this week. If you are not familiar with Jerri's inspiring art and designs you must head to her beautiful blog A Touch of Grace. Her creations are so detailed and amazing, they are pure eye candy! Jerri is also sponsoring this week's prize with a $25 Gift Certificate to her very NEW on line store A Touch of Grace -Paper Boutique. Head to the OCC Blog to get the details!
Well.... I just couldn't stop with this card. I kinda worked on it here and there all day, each time adding more and more! I started out with a Brass Stencil, dry embossing and trimming the frame out with my craft knife. Then I ended up sorta covering the pretty inside of the frame up... but where the card goes-- sometimes no one knows! I love the bordering frame of the stencil. I colored the ark and the animals with Copics. I added some extra waves, and I coated it with Crystal Lacquer. As the Crystal Lacquer just began to settle and dry - I took a toothpick to it kind of roughing up the smooth surface, to help make it look like water. You can see what I mean a little bit better in the close up, click on it to enlarge it. I went a little nuts adding embellishments... but that is the Challenge today, so I felt good about being able to load it on! The image and the background stamp I used are both new Summer CHA releases from Impression Obsession. The finished card is 6x6.
- Stamps: All stamps by Impression Obsession : Cover a Card Background Stamp #CC014 Fluff, Noah's Ark #CL234
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bordering Blue by SU
- Paper: Baja Breeze, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Kraft, Brown
- Other: Crystal Lacquer, Ribbon from Sharon, White Gel Pen, Spellbinder's Classic Ovals, Buttons by SU, Mini Pearls, Brass Stencil from A Paper Boutique, Corner Punch by SU, Flower Punch by SU, Clear Glaze Pen, Bow Easy Tool, Copics, Paper Piercer, Micron Pens