Did you guys have a great weekend? We joined some friends on what will probably be our last camping trip of the summer. Other than the fact that we woke up on the ground after our mattress deflated every night we had so much fun! What did you guys do?
This week’s theme is another that’s never been seen here on SYTYC…Ombre Crafts. I’m a total sucker for Ombre. Are you?
Remember that voting closes a day early this season, so make sure you have your vote in by Thursday night. And if you want to craft along, remember there’s the I’m Crafty! Linky Party every Thursday as well.
Craft #1 - Ombre Dyed Silk Cowl - Chrissy @ There are UFO’s under my stairs
Craft #2 – Ombre Sunset - Erin @ Erin’s Creative Energy
When I think about ombre, I almost always think about the sky. I love to look to nature for inspiration and nothing does ombre better than a sunset.
This stained glass window hanging is an original design that I came up with for this challenge. Learning stained glass isn’t hard, I took a class locally last year to learn. This is only the 4th piece that I have completed!
|Snapshots of the process.|
This piece now hangs in the window of my art/craft room. An other wise boring view of my neighbor’s roof has been transformed into a window that I want to gaze upon, with a beautiful view of a sunset falling upon mountains and water.
Craft #3 - Ombre Ambiance - Alicia @ The Creative Vault
Using items I already had at home, I created a nice little ombre table scape. Except for the bowls & forks, I made everything you see here, including the table. But we can just focus on the ombre. For the ombre theme I dyed some vintage fabric that I sewed into a table cloth and accented with some rubber dipped mini vases. I spray painted a Chinese lantern left over from my wedding in two tones of blue and also painted the handles of my salad tongs to match.
I used several shades of blue to create a nice, tranquil vibe. Perfect for enjoying my beautiful backyard.
Craft #4 – Ombre Necklace - Allie @ Miss Lovie Creations
Craft #5 – Ombre Rain Gear - Meg @ Mega Crafty
I got the idea for this project while watching the sky as a thunderstorm rolled in. It was a gorgeous day until the storm approached. As the sky darkened it became a perfect gradation of light blue to a dark ominous blue-grey. I love that color pallet and as the rain began to fall it made me wonder if I could somehow recreate the look of the sky on an umbrella.
Then I remembered a pair of light blue rain boots I hadn’t worn in a while because they’d become really scuffed and dirty looking. I thought adding dark blues to the boots would be the perfect way to cover up the scuffed areas.
I’d painted umbrellas before but really wanted to that nice soft gradation an ombre is known for, so for this project I used an acrylic spray paint that allowed me to custom mix my own colors to match the umbrella and boots.
So not only did I get to play with a fun new craft toy, I wound up with cute set of ombre rain gear, and was able to give new life to an old pair of boots!
Craft #6 - Pretty in Pink Ruffle Skirt - Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum
To be utterly and completely truthful… I had absolutely no idea what OMBRE even meant when I got the theme list for this season.
I decided to make this Pretty in Pink Ruffle Skirt for my little princess who LOVES all things pink and flowery. I used a pair of pink leggings that were getting a bit too short, and then added the ruffles (made from recycled T-shirts) and a pretty ruffly flower.
I haven’t really worked with T-shirt fabric before, but have seen it all
over Pinterest and the Blogosphere and thought I just had to try it.
Well now I get the hype -it doesn’t fray! I just left the raw edges and I LOVE it!
Good for lounging, dancing, posing, playing dress up, and just plain being pretty! I have one very happy girl on my hands… hope you all like it too!