Ombre Winner {and linky highlight}

This week’s linky party highlight comes from a SYTYC alum, Taylor @ Taylor Made.  She dip dyed this awesome ombre lamp shape.

Isn’t that totally great?  I think my favorite part, besides the fantastic ombre effect, it that she painted the base gold.  I’m crushing hard on gold home accessories right now.

Many of you over the last few weeks have come to me about problems with the polls.  I’ve been using the same widget for almost 2 years and didn’t have any issues with it until just recently.  I have let the company know that there is something wrong and I’m hoping that they will be able to fix it.  Next week, though, I’ll be trying out another poll service to see how they do.  I’m sorry for any problems that it may have caused you guys!

And now the results.  It was still a pretty close race, but nothing like the past 2 weeks.

Here is the crafter/project match up:

#1 – Ombre Dyed Silk Cowl – Chrissy @  There are UFO’s under my stairs
#2 – Ombre Sunset – Erin @ Erin’s Creative Energy
#3 – Ombre Ambiance – Alicia @ The Creative Vault
#4 – Ombre Necklace – Allie @ Miss Lovie Creations
#5 – Ombre Rain Gear – Meg @ Mega Crafty
#6 – Pretty in Pink Ruffle Skirt – Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum
#7 – Lucky Stars Ombre Mobile – ChiWei @ One Dog Woof

That makes ChiWei our winner for a third time with her fun Lucky Stars Mobile.

Isn’t it adorable?  Congratulations ChiWei!  And you all can be watching for a tutorial next week.


But we have to say goodbye to another amazing crafter.  This week it’s Alicia @ The Creative Vault.

Someday my husbands work schedule is going to be a little less crazy, our lives will slow down and we’ll have time to have a fun Ombre themed dinner.  Just the two of us.  But until then I’m going to be keeping up with Erin on her blog.  You should join me.  She has some really great stuff.


Be sure to check back on Monday for the next challenge – Let’s Hear It For The Boys.  And if you want to craft along you can link up to the party next Thursday!



Ombre Crafts {week 4}

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. [Read more…]

Pretty in Pink Ruffle Skirt

*Project by Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum for the Ombre Challenge of season 12*

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!

Ombre Rain Gear

*Project made by Meg @ Mega Crafty for the Ombre Challenge of season 12*


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!

Ombre Necklace

*Project by Allie @ Miss Lovie Creations for the Ombre Challenge of season 12*

The Ombre trend is so fun right now. I love it on anything-furniture, home decor, desserts… hair! What about on jewelry?! I love the idea of it making a statement with your accessories without being too over the top. I thought this Ombre Necklace was a great way to do just that.
  Since Ombre is such a trend right now in the crafting world, I really love it, but I also know it may not be around forever. I wanted to create something that would withstand the trend. The colors are so pretty and really pop against that white top. I think the necklace would be really great with a fancy dress or a simple t-shirt and jeans.
I hope you love this fun Ombre idea!


Ombre Ambiance

*Project by Alicia @ The Creative Vault for the Ombre Challenge of season 12*

Anyone up for a yummy salad and a little ombre ambiance?

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.

Looking forward to your votes and a lovely dinner with my husband!


Ombre Sunset

*Project by Erin @ Erin’s Creative Energy for the Ombre challenge of season 12*

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.

Ombre Dyed Silk Cowl

*Project by Chrissy @  There are UFO’s under my stairs for the Ombre challenge of season 12*

This week’s theme has been the most fun! I started out by dying some fabric for a skirt. The lines between the different shades didn’t come out as straight as I wanted, but the color was gorgeous and the dyeing process had me hooked! I quickly went out and bought a few (ahem, five) more colors and started dying every piece of white clothing I could get my hands on. A dress, some tee shirts, my daughter’s stained cardigan. I even dyed some shirts for my son. Just plain, not ombre. (Because he’s a boy and he looked at me like I was crazy when I suggested it.)  I was seriously debating whether or not my husband would wear ombre colored socks, when I stumbled across a bolt of antique silk that I was given by my grandmother years ago. It’s almost 65 years old and has yellowed with age, but I thought that I would try to dye some of it and see what I got.
It came out so beautifully. I took three yards of the silk and dyed it in three concentrations. After I set the color and the fabric dried I cut it in half and then into 8 1/2″ strips. I sewed two strips together, matching light to dark on both ends, with a french seam. Then I did as small of a rolled hem as I could on both long edges.


The silk is so light and airy it’s a perfect summer accessory, and the pink is a great punch of fresh color.


Ombre dying isn’t difficult, but it does take some playing around to find the techniques that work best for you. And be forewarned, once you start dying you may not be able to stop!