Posts Tagged ‘color’

Color Inspirations – Holiday Luxe

Get a new twist on your Christmas embroidery designs with this Holiday Luxe color inspiration.

Get a new twist on Christmas with this Holiday Luxe color inspiration. You don’t have to ditch all the classic colors, but rotate them a bit on the color wheel and see what happens. Deep reds become plums. Bright greens get a bluish, teal cast. Keep your glitzy golds to finish it off. It adds a royal look to any holiday design! See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Christmas Morning

Transform regular embroidery designs into holiday wonders with this Christmas Morning color inspiration.

Happy Thanksgiving Urban Threadsters!

It’s a lot of fun to play with traditional holiday designs and mix them up with unusual color schemes, but what about the other way around? Can you turn a non-Christmas design festive, just with color? Darn skippy you can. This carousel horse was originally quite a dark design, but with this Christmas Morning color scheme, bright sunny golds and classic Christmas colors turn it right around. Don’t believe me? See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Crimson & Frost

Add a touch of cool elegance with this Crimson and Frost color inspiration.

During this season, it’s easy to get lost in either reds or greens or all the cold colors of the season. But winter is still working its way upon us, and in this transitional season, let a touch of radiant color bloom through your colder tones with this Crimson & Frost color scheme. Icy tones can be your main focus, but let winter leave a little color yet untouched by frost. See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Autumn & Bone

Add a spooky seasonal touch to your embroidery designs with this Autumn & Bone color scheme.

This week, find some inspiration in the season with this Autumn & Bone color scheme. Looking at the bare trees and the brilliant leaves on the ground, you can see where the classic Halloween palette comes from. However, that doesn’t mean you have to use it on only Halloween designs. Try it with some elegance using mostly black and whites, and then save those bold hues as a pop of autumn splendor. You can even bleed in a little ombre fun to your fabric first. It can bring a creepy sophistication to any design, spooky or not! See how it compares to the original.

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Color Inspirations – Emerald Twilight

Add a some elegance to your embroidery designs with this Emerald Twilight color scheme.

This week, get some inspiration from the soft glow of twilight, made even more magical by the glow of tiny twinkle lights. Whether it’s fairy lights or lightning bugs, that pop of bright yellow in the soft, cool tones of the evening is sure to enchant with this Emerald Twilight color scheme. For an even more magical touch, stitch your pop of “light” using a glow in the dark thread! That way, when the true tones of the evening come out, your work will glow softly in the fading light. 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 – Glimmer & Peach

Try out this elegantly glam Glimmer & Peach color scheme on your embroidery designs.

Get warm and glam with this week’s Glimmer & Peach color inspiration. Rustic hues get a pop of sophistication with gold accents, and stay warm and friendly with a bright bold peach. Use your gold accents sparingly to keep them soft and not garish. See how it compares to the original.

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