Halloween Color Inspirations – Prismatic Goth

Add bright rainbow hues behind an otherwise dark, spooky design with this Prismatic Goth color inspiration.via @kimberleymargarita

Add some color to your Halloween crafting! Thematically dark designs don’t always mean you can’t go crazy with color. Try out this Color Splash technique to add bright rainbow hues behind an otherwise dark, spooky design with this Prismatic Goth color inspiration. You can even drip a little extra black to really mix the design with your paint. It’s a fun way to bring new life to your gothic designs. See how it compares to the look of the original.

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Holiday Color Inspirations – Lavender & Pine

Try a fresh new take on a holiday color palette with this Lavender & Pine color inspiration.photo via Matthew Mead

It may not be the holiday season yet, but all this week we’re bringing the festive spirit to you a bit early with our annual Christmas in July celebrations! Since you may not quite be in the mood for red and green yet, try a new take on a holiday color palette with this Lavender & Pine color inspiration. The classic red switches over to a vibrant purple, and the greens get a little more spring-fresh for a modern, chic look. See how it compares to the look of the original.

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Color Inspirations – Vintage Blossoms

Transform something dark into something delicate and light with this Vintage Blossoms color inspiration.

Color is back! Transform something dark into something delicate and light with this Vintage Blossoms color inspiration. Vintage fabric adds a delightful touch to the soft pallet. Just make sure you pick something that doesn’t compete too much with your design choice. See how it compares to the look of the original.

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Color Inspirations – Floral Expressions

Let your weirdness out loud and proud with this Floral Expressions color inspiration

Sometimes, it’s less about color and all about fabric choice. Let your weirdness out loud and proud with this Floral Expressions color inspiration. An already weird sentiment gets an extra boost of color and absurdity with a flowery background. Don’t be afraid to make bold choices! See how it compares to the look of the original.

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Coloring Contest WINNERS!

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The contest is closed and the grand prize winners are…

 

Robin Hrabik in the machine embroidery category, and Jyotsna Shahane in the hand embroidery category!

 

A big thank you to the thousands of voters that participated to pick our grand prize winners. Our lucky winners in each category have been notified via email, are walking away with a giant rainbow of threads to make all their future projects just as colorful as they can imagine.

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Of course, a huge thanks to ALL of you who sent your amazing entries and for taking the time to get a little colorful and creative with your embroidery. We hope you enjoyed the contest!

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Coloring Contest Finalists

*voting is closed!*

My goodness, this has been a fun contest! We had hundreds of entries into this “Craft Is Art” Coloring Contest, and it was so much fun going through them all and seeing all the creative ways you guys made this design your own. People experimented with everything including thread stitching, markers, applique, beading, chalk, pencils, bling, metallics, glitter and much much more, in order to bring their designs into full colorful bloom.

After much deliberation, we have our top 10 machine embroidery finalists and our top five hand embroidery finalists, ready for your vote. In case you missed what’s at stake, the finalist in each category will win one of these fabulous prize packages. The voting closes Tuesday May 10 at noon, Central time, so don’t miss your chance to cast your vote!

So without further ado, let’s take a look at our amazing machine embroidery finalists…

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Top 10 Machine Embroidery Coloring Contest Finalists

vicki strangerVicki Stranger

Elisabeth SimmonsElisabeth Simmons

Kimberly SwannerKimberly Swanner

Jeanne Hurst_smJeanne Hurst

Emily McGinley_smEmily McGinley

Linda BisekLinda Bisek

Sarah MobleySarah Mobley

Rachel_orange grove nursery_smRachel 

Norrene AlbrightNorrene Albright

Robin Hrabik_smRobin Hrabik

Now have a look through our top 5 amazing hand embroidered entries, and add your vote to the bottom.

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Top 5 Hand Embroidery Coloring Contest Finalists

Aurelia EglantineAurelia Eglantine

Jyotsna ShahaneJyotsna Shahane

Krys Westfield_smKrys Westfield

linda szaboLinda Szabo

Louise RougetLouise Rouget

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Thank you again to all the hundreds of crafty folk who downloaded this fun freebie and went to town turning their craft into art. We hoped you enjoyed getting creative for this contest as much as we enjoyed seeing all the amazing work! Remember, get your vote in before Tuesday, May 10 at noon, central time, to pick the winner in each category and the lucky recipients of the grand prize packages.

Good luck and happy voting!

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Color Inspirations – Summer Vineyard

Bring a fresh and summery look to your projects with this Summer Vineyard color inspiration.

Bring out the warm bright vibes with this Summer Vineyard color inspiration! Delicious grape tones ombre from vibrant purples into dusty pinks. Green tones bring out a lush, summer look. It brings an especially fresh new look to designs perfect for Cinco de Mayo! See how it compares to the original.

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