CCEE1938 ~ Talk Like A Pirate!

Ahoy there me Hearties!!!!
Good day to ya!
Did yer know that it's talk like a pirate day?
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh, it 'tis!

It's also Thursday ... and that means it's time for another
  challenge time on the CCEE Stampers blog.
Frances, the hostess for the month of September, says:

Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day,
 so grab those pirate stamps/dies to create your card this week. 
No pirate stamps?  Think beach, ocean or treasure!

Here is my card using CC Designs Rascals Pirate Henry,
the popular-on-my-blog Lawn Fawn tropical background die
and a pirate sentiment from a Peachy Keen stamp set.

Now for the FUN part!
The background panel is actually .......
a paper towel painting!
I started the background as part of my 'hot mess' post 
and didn't get to finish the card so I'll make another one :)
I used Strathmore heavyweight water color paper 
and added Gansai tambi watercolors directly to the watercolor paper.
While it was still sopping wet, I laid a paper towel onto it and let it sink in.
I THOUGHT it would soak up most of the paint and leave a dull base,
but surprisingly, much of the paint remained
 as well as the impression of the paper towel. 
 I used a sheet of Bounty that had really pretty swirls :)


Be sure to stop in the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the cards
from the design team,
as well as find the linky to add your cards, too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Fun card and a fun day, I'll have to try to remember my pirate talk later! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Oh wow, what a great background technique Kelly, and a fabulous card as a result

  3. A fabulous card Kelly, I love the background and the die that you've used to make this great scene for your pirate.

    Sue xx

  4. He is just the cutest pirate!! I love the gorgeous background you've created for him!! This is fabulous, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Arrrgh! That be a cute card you have created!

  6. Fabulous pirate card, Kelly, and my kind of treasure!! LOL!! Love the wonderful background with your sensational palm tree frame!!

  7. very sweet and beautiful Kelly
    Gr Karin

  8. Cute pirate and great background die!

  9. That is a neat way to make a background, and a super cute pirate! Great job, matey!

  10. He is way cute! Your background is so pretty - both the die cut along with the "sky."

  11. Count on you, Matey, to always have an adorable stamp for a challenge. He is sooo cute! Love it!

  12. Wonderful and fun images for the challenge. Beautifully colored and put together. TFS!

  13. Super cute card! Love the fun image! Talk like a pirate day? Geesh.. the things we come up with! hahahaha


  14. This is amazing! Love your adorable pirate on this awesome background! Such a fun sentiment too!

  15. Isn't he just the cutest pirate!! Love the dies framing your sweet image, Kelly!

  16. Oh my goodness... this is adorable!

  17. How sweet a pirate Kelly, it's a fabulous card, beautifully coloured too, Kate x

  18. Shivers me timbers Kelly, he is adorable..fabulous fun card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. This lucky little pirate has found quite a stash of treasure!! Love the diecut palms for your background.

  20. Fabulous card and background technique Kelly...Loz