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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown...

Well, we're finally digging out from nearly 5 feet of snow that dropped within a couple of days!! Hopefully all the snowstorms will miss us from now on and that spring will be here SOON!!!

This week's challenge for Sherrod Studio's Tuesday Throwdown was to distress a card. Here, I used the Downhome Blessings stamp set for my attempt at a distressed card.


I'm not very good at distressing things. The card base is an unknown textured rust-colored card. The patterned papers and the dark yellow textured paper are unknown as well as I received them all in a blog candy that I won a while ago. The boy image was stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. It is layered onto a panel of dark yellow and Certainly Celery cardstock. To distress it, I sponged Close to Cocoa ink around the edges and then stamped it using the speckle stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Close to Cocoa ink. I also stamped the speckle stamp onto the patterned papers and then stamped the small circle from Simply Circles to resemble a coffee cup stain...then I used my scissors and drug them down the sides of the image to give it a worn look.

This card also works for the Meade Girls' challenge. Gloria challenged us with an old sketch challenge from Mojo Monday:

Just a reminder that ALL of Sherrod Studio's stamp sets are on sale for 40% off!!! NOW is the time to stock up on these adorable stamp sets!!! Now, hop on over to the Sherrod Studio design teams' blogs to see their take on a distressed card. Links to their blogs can be found in my sidebar. See you again soon!

18 comments:

  1. ok oops lets try again....I can sympathize totally with you and the snow we have about 24 inches with another 6 that came last night. I'm so sick of snow...boo hoo. Your card is too cute Mary, great job on the distressing and great layout.

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  2. We are getting more snow as we speak. Well, type. heehee. I'm not a happy camper.

    Your card is adorable!

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  3. cute card......... snow is yucky... we are getting more now again!

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  4. You did a great job with this card. It looks nice and distressed.

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  5. Hi Mary! Cute card! Thanks for stopping by my blog & entering the candy - good luck!

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  6. you did a great job on the distressing!!! love your colors ..that's a great layout!

    so super sick of snow!!! no bike riding for you for awhile...or do you still go out in this mess??

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  7. Great job with that sketch. Very cute image and love the dsp you used,

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  8. Yep no more snow PLEASE! I'm ready for Spring and the Easter Bunny.

    Cute image love this layout!

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  9. Yes, I agree, no more snow! This is a really cute card and reminds me that we will have spring (one day I hope soon). Love what you did with the sketch!

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  10. totally, no more snow (pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease) :)
    Very cute card!!

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  11. Adorable- beautiful coloring!!! I love the image with that great DSP!

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  12. Mary this is so cute with the boy sitting watching the chick! Fab card...love everything about it!

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  13. Love those speckles you've distressed with and the DPs are fab, great image, colours and card

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