Friday, October 8, 2010

Jillibean Soup Sprout contest

Did anybody else out there enter the Sprout Contest over at Jillibean Soup?? Sprouts are their super cute journaling cards and they challenged everybody to use their sprouts in a creative way. I got my entry in under the wire but I'm so glad I finally carved out some time to complete it. I mean, my kids don't need to eat dinner every night...right???


This is my entry...my Love Altered Photo Frame. I took the glass and backing out of the frame. I covered that cardboard piece that comes inside the frame with kraft cardstock, then did a whitewash treatment on it. I just mixed a little bit of white acrylic paint with water and brushed it on the cardstock.


I used their sprouts for the layered flowers that fill the frame. I also made some accordian flowers. Now that I got my hands on a glue gun (ouch! those things really get hot!!), these flowers are so much easier to make and they actually hold together!


The LOVE letters are the Jillibean corrugated cardboard letters that I inked. And the cute little photo is of my two loves. I turned the photo black and white and then color-popped my son's blue baseball hat.


And to finish it off...Jillibean ribbon!! I love this wide ribbon, it was the final touch that I added to my frame.


90% of the materials on this project are Jillibean Soup. And I got it all in a great kit from Citrus Tree Studio! I think it was their May kit...so much fun stuff in that kit. There you have it, my Sprouts Entry. It's one of my most favorite home decor pieces I have ever made. I keep moving it around the house, trying to find the perfect home for it. Or it might end up in my office at work, I can't decide!

***Edited to all that I won an honorable mention for my project on the Jillibean Soup Blog!!!***

Thanks for stopping by...Hope you all have a Great Friday!!

17 comments:

Karina said...

Totally adorable. I love this frame. What a cute compliment to other framed family pics. Well done.

airing cupboard crafts said...

It's gorgeous. If you don't mind I might have a go at making one for my boys x

airing cupboard crafts said...

It's gorgeous. If you don't mind I might have a go at making one for my boys x

Leah said...

Oh Mara! This is so fabulous! I love every little thing about it...your kiddos are just so cute too:)

mustangkayla said...

Oh Mara....its so pretty! You did a fabulous job with that challenge! Love it!

Cecelia said...

This is just way too cute! I LOVE it! I need to try those accordian flowers. Every time I see them I tell myself "I need to make those."...lol

Hugs
Cecelia B

Rebecca said...

I saw this up on the Jillibean Soup blog!! Way to go!!! It is absolutely beautiful! :)

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow that is sooo cool and LOVE your frame!!! I gotta use that idea!!!

Joni Kix said...

Oh Mara! This is lovely! A sure WINNER!!!

Belinda said...

Oh this is lovely! :) Good luck in the contest! This is pretty aweomse!

Rbarakat said...

congrats on your entry - it is super cute!

Sue said...

I LOVE this design, Mara! You are so creative!!!

Kim said...

woohoo this is stunning CONGRATS on the HM, I LOVE IT TO BITS!!!!

VanessaB said...

love this! the background turned out really good. congrats on your honnorable mention! woo hoo!

Jodi said...

I was sooooooo HAPPY too see your name up there Mara!! You are truly Talented! A big congrats!!

melody said...

congrats on the honorable mention! what a fabulous project you created..beautiful..just BEAUTIFUL!

IamDerby said...

congrats!! its a great project.