I checked in with the folks over at the CSI Project and saw that the next challenge they're hosting is for Ombre Projects. I'm more than a little bit embarrassed to admit that I had absolutely no idea what ombre was, but a quick google search fixed that. Here's what I found...
Ombre (noun): A French term meaning "shaded." Usually a multicolored stripe, with colors graduating from light to dark.
Now that I had discovered this uber cool technique, I had to join in the challenge fun. Given the fact that March is right around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to create a St. Patrick's Day project that incorporated the ombre design. I completely lucked out by finding pre-cut shamrocks in varying shades of green at Michael's craft store.
First I sorted the shamrocks by color (there were 3 of each shade) and attached them together using hot glue.
Then I hot glued all of the rows of shamrocks together to make a large rectangle shape.
Finally I attached the shamrocks to a frame using clear nylon thread and created a little burlap banner.
Here's the final result...
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