Saturday 16 October 2021


 Hello there! I'm just popping in to remind you about this month's  CAS Mix Up Challenge!

This month is a Mixed Media themed challenge. Bonnie is our host and the prompt is 'Botanical Prints'. She wants us to find leaves, flowers, ferns etc from our garden and use them to make our cards. 

There are some links to video tutorials on the CAS MIX UP blog and an explanation from Bonnie as to what she would like to see.

 Please remember to keep your card designs Clean and Simple and include one other Mixed Media element.

Last time I pressed leaves with the Big shot and this time I used my Geliplate to make some prints with foliage from our garden.  I made lots of prints and this one is the most CAS.

1. Using a brayer I applied paint to the Gelliplate and then placed the cutting from a Jacaranda Tree* over the paint. 
2. Then I used scrap paper to remove paint from around the fern, pressing carefully to get between the fronds.  
3. Next I removed the fern from the Gelliplate
4. Carefully laid the paper over the image and pulled the print
5. When dry, I adhered the print to backing card and die-cut circle, sponging Distress Ink around the edge
6. Stamped sentiment. cut edge with circle die and attached to panel.
7. Die-cut Butterfly and adhered to card.
8. Embossed background
9. Mounted circle and embossed panel to base card
10. Added touch of bling - Phew - finished!
STAMPS: Stamplorations Life is Sweeter
DIE: SSS Butterfly; Lil Inkers Nesting Circles

*This is the tree ...

You can find more inspiration over on the CAS Mix Up Blog from our Guest Designer, Izzy and the rest of the team.  We hope you'll be inspired to join the challenge.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)


  1. Oh Jenny that has come out so well. It is gorgeous and I love that you used blue. Really classy xx

  2. Oh are obviously a master of the geli plate. Your leaf print is so clear...I'm completely green with envy. Using an embossed background a skinny frame is the ideal way to showcase the print. Your butterfly is the perfect embellishment.

  3. This is a great print Jenny and I love the blue and the pretty added butterfly and sentiment, and that Jacaranda is a beauty. x

  4. So beautiful Jenny - it looks like delicate porcelain. An amazing print and a gorgeous card. x

  5. Goodness, a gorgeous tree and a beautiful print! Love that you did it in blue and added the pretty butterfly. Your card is simply divine!

  6. What a delightful card, love the tonal effect and the technique looks amazing Jenny x.

  7. LOVE this gorgeous fern print, Jenny! It's so beautiful in dark blue! Great design with the wonderful textured background and gorgeous butterfly. xx

  8. I have been admiring your card, Jenny, and I'm so glad to read how you created it! One of the great things about this challenge is learning about plants and trees in other areas! This tree is a beauty and reminds me a bit of our Crepe Myrtles. Love the leaves and how you've preserved them! Awesome card, my friend!

  9. gorgeous gelli print and love the blues, it reminds me of Delft pottery :)

  10. Jenny you achieved an awesome print from the Jacaranda leaf, I thought I had done well with my small leaves but this is perfection on such a beautiful card!

  11. This is great Jenny, particularly in the unusual colourway! Awesome prints!

  12. What a beautiful leaf and I love the blue and white combination.

  13. This is beautiful Jenny. Amazing print from the gelli plate, and I love the colour xx

  14. Stunning Fern tree botanical leaves prints, Jenny. I LOVE your Gel Print technique. TFS all your steps. Wonderful dry embossed background for your main fern image, sentiment and pretty die cut butterfly too. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy