Monday, July 23, 2012

Ombre Ambiance

So if you've been following along these past few weeks you may be saying to yourself, "Where is Alicia's post about voting for So You Think You're Crafty this week?"

Well, I'm here to tell you... sad day... it's over.
Done-zo. Ka-putz.  I was voted off the island.  Whatever you call it, I was eliminated.

I'm left scratching my head on where I went so wrong this week.  I had no idea I had such a fail on my hands.  I really loved my project but to each her own I guess.  My mom suspects that it could be that the ombre dying of the table cloth didn't translate as well on camera.  It's entirely possible.  I guess I just have to chalk it up to the fact that I had fierce competition and someone had to go last week so why not me?  I'm sad to leave the competition and had a great time.  I'll enjoy following along and cheering on my fellow competitors.

The theme was ombre so I gussied up some of the things that were just blah and tried to give them a little wow factor.  Here's my entry but come back tomorrow and the next day for tutorials on the paint technique I used as well as the rubber dipped vases.

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.

Thank you to all who supported me in this competition and continue to support me through this blog.  You guys make me feel like a winner!  {I fully recognize the cheesiness of that last statement but it's true.}

The good news is, now that I'm out I have lots more time to dedicate to The Creative Vault and re-opening my shop for the first time in 3 years.  That should be fun.  

Oh yeah... and I may have a fun Harry Potter Week in store too so stay tuned!


  1. I love this! So cute! 7th place really is not bad. So proud of you and your accomplishments! You're so creative!

  2. What?! This is awesome! How did I miss that you were in another competition?! I'm with Britta, you really are so creative and talented.

  3. In the words of the wise Homer Simpson, "You don't win friends with salad." Seriously though I'm surprised you were beat out by so many stupid projects. The scarf; stupid and I'm not sure it can be considered "ombre." The rain gear? Also stupid - I mean really a spray painted umbrella? It's like your not even trying. The sunset? Ugly and stupid. And finally the skirt...I'll admit it was cute but very poorly constructed and not at all creative because I've seen like a thousand of those at old navy and the children's place not to mention pinterest and many blogs. Also I could see parts that weren't sewn on properly. The other projects I thought were legitimately good but those 4, not so much. I'm chalking up the loss to a mass of idiots that were voting. I often ask myself, why is Harry Reid still in office? How did Obama ever get in? The answer is still a mystery.

  4. I'm sorry to see you go -I actually thought yours turned out better than mine... and I have no idea how I made it through the upcycled week. I almost wish I had been kicked off that week because someone else totally deserved it. I love your ombre ambiance project. Good luck opening your shop again!


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