Wednesday, February 22, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Ombre Design

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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Ayame said...

Hello, this idea is really wonderful! Congratulations. It 'a symbol of good luck! Very good! :)
Good day, a smile for you :)

Ashlee said...

What a fun idea! Visiting from csi

CSI girl said...

So fun and I am so happy you linked up to the CSI Project. I am going to feaure you on the FB page.

So adorable!

Dee, the CSI Girl

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Thanks for the comments - they're much appreciated!

Patti said...

This is just C.U.T.E!! Would you mind sharing what size the frame is, to give a perspective? I love your creativity. Awesome, girl.


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