Posts Tagged ‘blue’

Color Inspirations – Deep Sea Luster

Add some shimmering depth to your embroidery designs with this Deep Sea Luster color inspiration.

This week, find inspiration in the depths with this Deep Sea Luster color inspiration.Deep mottled blues and greens make a wonderfully rich setting for simple gold embroidery. You can paint up your own fabric with this effect using dyes and salt. Then just take a favorite, simple design, and try it all in gold. It makes a rich statement in color without being too overbearing. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Blue Ruin

Add a little bit of grunge to the otherwise elegant with this Blue Ruin color scheme on your embroidery designs.

Add a little antique to your week! This week’s color scheme takes inspiration from the beauty in the ruin of once fine things. There’s beauty in decay, especially when a little of the previous glory can still peek through. Use this Blue Ruin color scheme to add an earthy and aged sophistication to your designs. You can still go bold and bright with blues, but tone down the background with cool, greenish browns and grungy tones. You can even give your embroidery a grungy background to love on by adding a few swipes of paint first. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Northern Lights

Try out this winter inspired Norther Lights color scheme on your embroidery designs for something cooler during summer.

Summer is starting to give way to cooler nights and shorter days, and there’s no better time to get in the spirit of the beauty of night. Get inspired by those coming cold stars with this classically cool Northern Lights color scheme.  Deep dark hues play magically with blinding bright greens and blues, that seem to glow on top of the dark fabric. Stitch your outlines in white to add to the ethereal effect. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Sand & Aqua

Try this Sand & Aqua color scheme out on your embroidery designs for a bright, Caribbean feel to your projects.

Life’s a beach! Sometimes you don’t need an off-the-wall or unexpected color scheme. The gorgeous hues of the ocean are always a good place to find inspiration, especially with already beachy designs! With this Sand & Aqua color scheme, super bright blues bring to mind the waters of the Caribbean, which is never a bad thing. Keep your blues bright and let everything else sit in a neutral tone of sand. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Baby Blue Summer

Try this soft and kid-friendly Baby Blue Summer color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

Get inspired by the soft colors of summertime! Give a design a gentler side with this Baby Blue Summer color scheme. It’s the perfect way to make a design a little softer for a nursery or little one, boys and girls alike. Soft blues are accented by a gentle, grapefruit pink and warm off-whites. Soft striped fabric keeps it playful. It instantly brings to mind summer breezes and baby blues. See how it compares to the original.

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Handmade Highlights – Koi Bag

Hand stitched Koi bag with Urban Threads design

Mrs. Lacer stitched up this gorgeous hand embroidered Koi during her first experiment with Sulky Solvy to transfer images. What amazing detail, and how lovely to see it already turned into something darling and usable. So often these masterpieces get stitched and then never showcased. Great work Mrs. Lacer!

Color Inspirations – Robin’s Nest

Try this soft and vintage looking Robin's Nest color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

Get in touch with the softer side of nature with this Robin’s Nest color scheme. Natural earthy colors add a harmonious look while rich blue greens give it depth. Put it on a light blue fabric and instantly transform your design into something softer and more vintage looking, without losing its contemporary edge. See how it compares to the original.

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