Yeah I could talk about a lot of things I find distressing, but what fun is that? Instead, I'll share with you some fun distressing - that's the theme of this week's Tuesday Throwdown with Sherrod Studio!

I used the Sherrod Studio set named Gracie - love the big flower in the set! Perfect for paper piecing. And I added a few different distressing techniques. The dark Cocoa base was sanded along the edges, the lighter brown DP with the sentiment has a torn edge and the mat that is the base for the flower was inked around the edges. Then I added a couple of eyelets and some twine to finish a simple, sweet card full of distressing qualities!

Would you like to play along with the Throwdown? Create your distressed artwork and link it up over at the Sherrod Studio blog. We'd love to see what you come up with!

I also have another little project to share with you tonight - the first thing I created with my new Cricut Expression! I finally broke down and bought one and I know I have a lot to learn but here's my first attempt, using the cartridge, Tags, Bags and Boxes....

I used Kiwi cardstock and cut the pattern at 4 1/2" and then cut it again at 4" on the DP. I cut the DP apart and used the sections as layers on the base. A punched border along the bottom finishes the piece. It's nothing overly fancy but it was fun giving the machine it's 1st test run!

Have a great day and I will see you again tomorrow!



Lori said...

Yay, Mary! So happy for you for getting an "E"! I highly recommend the yahoo group cricutlovers; it is a huge group, but we all try to be really helpful over there. There's always someone who can answer any questions you have.

Joseline said...

Great card and basket Mary!!

Kim said...

I love the distressed look and the basket looks great.

Dawn Mercedes said...

1...have fun with that cricut!

2...great distressed card...loved the layout!

Lori said...

Great job on the basket! Yay for getting your "E"!!!!!

Nice card too! :o)