Turtle-y awesome

THING 1: Trouble Maker

says, “National Mother Goose Day is an annual celebration held on May Day, May 1st. All of us have grown up listening to fairy tales and nursery rhymes as children.  Let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and recite or sing some of those nursery rhymes from childhood. 

I chose Once I Caught a Fish Alive for my rhyme. And as the stamped images have a couple of hearts in them, the card also fits the extra twist so it will go into the Heart’s Quest Challenge Blog #29 as well.

A while back I was playing with tissue paper backgrounds and I used this one as an ocean themed card because the background kind of reminded me of the sea. I crinkled the tissue paper, smoothed it a small amount and glued it to some light weight CS. When it was dry I added inks in greens and blue and when that was dry I used my finger to add a hint of gold on some of the raised wrinkles. The stamp set is from Newtons Nook for the sea life images but the shell and sea star are from other sets and were fussy cut. The leafy die cut is from Sissix, cut twice, once in green and once in a matt gold. The circles are all from HeroArts Infinity dies. Images are coloured with various Inktense pencils and a couple of Ohuhu pens. The tiny dots are all fall outs and I used them as embellishments. Mounted the panel onto a teal card front.

I have to say I had fun making this card and the end result pleases me. Hubby likes it too. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate that you do.

21 thoughts on “Turtle-y awesome

  1. Love the colour scheme. I also love the tissue paper technique – I have a few with darker colours, but I see that lighter and more subtle colours work too – guess what I’ll be doing this weekend……?

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    1. Thanks. I think many colours work with this technique. It is fun to play with as the results are always so different.


  2. Thanks so much for participating at HQCB! We hope that you return for future occasions that we highlight with hearts/love! Your “caught a fish alive” card is swimmingly delightful!! Very pretty! –Becca/HQCB

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    1. I had fun playing with the tissue paper and did a few backgrounds at the time. Thanks for liking it.


    1. Many thanks, the rhyme is a new one to me as well, but it was on the list and worked for this card.


  3. Great card, Johanna! The background and gold touches are perfect for your cute images. I remember singing this rhyme to my baby brother when we were kids. Nibbling the “little finger on his right” would make him laugh out loud. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble Challenge #137. — Melanie R.


    1. You are right, each one is so different and can be used in many ways. Thanks for stopping by.


  4. That rhyme was new to me too; but I had to look it up and it’s so cute. Your card is awesome. Love the colors and all the embellishments and images you added to your beautiful fish scene. And love how the little heart was brought in. Thanks for sharing with us Double Trouble and Heart’s Quest.


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