Posts Tagged ‘steampunk’

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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Quick Pic – Rodeo Queen

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Rodeo Queen Designer Kristi stitched this amazing steampunk western shirt. Crazy color and amazing flair!

Handmade Highlights – Cherry Blossom Ship WIP

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Adoring this in-progress shot of the Cherry Blossom Ship design. I love the varied embroidery thread weight that Hal Calico used to make the ship really pop. It looks so sophisticated stitched all in cream.

Color Inspirations – Victorian Roses

Try this delicate and subdued Victorian Roses color scheme on your embroidery designs.

With September comes that touch of fall air, even if it’s hiding behind the residual warmth of summer. This week, the saturated and bright tones of summer take a back seat to the darker elegance of the coming fall. Take some inspiration from the delicate gardens of the victorian era with this subdued Victorian Roses color scheme. Dusty greens play harmoniously with rosy purples, soft pinks, and delicate peach. It can add an unexpected elegance to even dark designs. See how it compares to the original.

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Quick Pic – Steampunk Threads

Inspiring ideas from customers!

The best and brightest chosen from images off facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Steampunk embroidered doll dress, from Quick Pics - The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Stitcher Cher on flickr, AKA Sew Fun Doll clothes continues with her amazing creations with this adorable steampunk dress for an American Girl Doll. She combined some running stitch gears with the small and elegant steampunk dragonfly. Every time I see her work I wish she made clothes that fit people!

Color Inspirations – Cranberry & Stone

Try this earthy yet vibrant looking Cranberry & Stone color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

This week, go bold but earthy with this Cranberry & Stone color scheme. Bright berry reds blend beautifully with other warm pinks and purples, and let your design really pop. Want to know a trick? Reds looks most brilliant next to greens, so pick a slightly greenish grey earthy fabric to really let your colors shine. See how it compares to the original.

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Quick Pic – Carousel Magic

Inspiring ideas from customers!

The best and brightest chosen from images off facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Steampunk Carousel Top from Quick Pics -The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Melissa on facebook shared this darling image in a message, being sure to mention that “‘We love our steampunk carousel dragon that Karen Webb of Quietmoon Reflections did for us!” The carnival style tutu really makes a great pairing with that steampunk dragon. What a happy face!