Monday, May 18, 2020

Arrrgh... You're a Treasure

Today marks the beginning of Double Trouble Challenge #57, "Brown Bag-It Day". This biweekly challenge will end on Sunday evening, May 31, 2020.  There are three "Things" to the challenge:

Thing 1 (required): Trouble Maker wants to see Kraft paper (or a paper bag) on your projects. Visit the challenge blog for inspiration and clarification.

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare dares you to link your project to Crafting Happiness. Because these are weekly challenges, you may create something for either or both Challenge #49 and Challenge #50. Be sure to check their guidelines, too. This blog posting is for Challenge #49. The project for Challenge #50 will be available on May 25, 2020.

Update: Here is the link to Crafting Happiness #50.  To sethe card I submitted, click HERE.

Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister hopes you will include a favorite item or toy from childhood. I am still in possession of a small chest that was given to me by my mother. The clasp and hinges are showing their age but my little chest held special treasures so I created this pirate card and included a treasure chest.
I hope to see your projects posted at Double Trouble Challenge #57 and Crafting Happiness #49!

Stamps: Pink & Main "Pirate"
Inks: Stampin' Up! Baked Brown Sugar; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin Up! Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar & Elegant Eggplant
Paper: The Paper Studio (map)
Misc.: Foam tape


  1. I love the rough map behind your focal image - your colouring is fabulous!

  2. This is adorable, Melanie! I love the roughed up edges and distressed look. It goes perfect with the theme of your card

  3. Too cute! Great vintage map under your pirate. Sweet card! :)

  4. So super cute, Melanie! It works for both boys and girls! Your story about the small chest your mother gave you makes the card even more sweet. I absolutely LOVE the weathered map you used behind the figures!!! How did you "age" it???

    1. Hi Donna, Thank you for your kind words. I had a scrap of patterned paper that trimmed to size then distressed with my scissors blade. I used SU's Baked Brown Sugar ink and a brush to age it. Finally, I wadded it into a ball, then flattened it, rolling the edges with a pencil. I have done this in the past using an old road map from my car, too.