If you are new to embroidery or not an expert, this is a fun way to still work your needle and thread. The background is a nice distraction to any flaws or wonky stitches. It all just kind of blends together.
The official name is "tinted embroidery" - but I call my style mixed media because I incorporate other elements.
I love this technique because I'm a huge fan of texture and lots of color. I'm the furthest thing away from a minimalist crafter/designer than one could ever be. I just keep adding layers and layers and layers...okay here we go!
Start with a blank design on fabric and then use fabric dye to give it color. I used Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye in teal and green.
Use fabric markers to color in the design areas.
Now outline with embroidery!
Add fabric glitter, crystals, anything else you want to make it pop! I even used glitter spray around the edges!