Sunday, 28 November 2021


Autumn Cheer


I am a huge fan of Autumn, its my favourite season. So, when I received the printers tray and florals from Di I was excited to make something bright to cheer me up as we head into the Grey Winters. I am just not quite ready for it.



Tando Mini Round Shaped Printer Tray 152mmdiameter

Tando Leaves and Florals 1

Tando 10 of Tags Size 6 134x67mm

Gelli Plate

White cardstock

Kraft Cardstock

6” x 6” card blank

Decoart Paint in white, yellow, brown and orange

White gesso

Textured paste


Foam pads

Journal pen

Word stickers and text




To start this project, I made background prints on my gelli plate using the Tando florals as stamps

I didn’t get perfect prints but I didn’t mind as nature and autumn leaves aren’t perfect either.

I used the greyboard space left from when I popped out my florals and used it as a stencil with some textured paste on random pieces of background print.

I took a journaling pen and doodled around the floral prints, once dried. At this stage I painted some extra florals and leaves too.

Printers Tray 

Next, I took the printer trays and painted it with white gesso. Once dry I painted it orange

I then cut pieces of the printed backgrounds and arranged them around the tray until I was happy with the arrangement.  Once happy I glued it down and added the top layer of the tray.

I then took all the florals that I had used as stamps on the gelli plate and added them to the top layer of the printer’s tray

To finish I added some word and letter stickers

Friendship Card

I took a 6” x 6” card blank and added a 5.5” x 5.5” kraft card matt. I took a piece of background print and added it to the matt. I made sure to use a piece with the textured paste on for extra texture. I added some of the extra painted pieces at this point too.

I added a strip of orange and brown paper along the bottom. I tied around some string and ribbon and added some flowers made from left over printed paper. Too finish I added some sentiment words


Finally, I had enough backgrounds and florals to make a cute little card. I added a piece of background to a tag that I had painted and crackled.

I randomly added some  more painted Tando florals and a handmade flower to decorate to make a very simple tag

I hope I have cheered up your day