Monday, April 01, 2019

Scrappy little potted sprout #G45MixandMatch

This month's Graphic 45 challenge is to use up those papery scraps. And ... well ... ugh my heart!

Cute. As. Flipping. Buttons. That's my dude in his first halloween costume.

I gathered up a bunch of floral themed scraps from a variety of Graphic 45 collections and fussy cut a boatload of flowers, leaves, mushrooms and butterflies.

I staggered all those cut pieces inside a little plant pot and popped a photo of my kiddo in there.

While I'm not sure why you wouldn't have a picture of someone you love dressed as a gnome or fairy, it isn't absolutely necessary.

A regular photo will work just as well.

If your heart is set on having a potted fairy or gnome, never fear! You could absolutely add wings or a red cap to your photograph.

So get out your sharpest scissors...

... and fussy cut 3x's more than you think you'll ever need...

... then get to work on your own scrappy little potted sprout! 

Here is a video tutorial to get you on your way.

And everything you'll need to make this adorable thing-a-ma-bob:

Graphic 45 Papers!!!!
Floral scrapbook scraps! I've used papers from:
• Flutter
• Fairie Dust
• Floral Shoppe
• Home Sweet Home
• Garden Goddess
• Time to Flourish
• Botanical Tea

Small plant pot and base *you'll want a base larger than the pot so that the pot fits comfortably
Wooden stir stick
Small wooden block
Hot glue

Here's to a happy April!