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This will be for sale on Etsy, eventually! pinkythepink.etsy.com/


But of course if you have your heart set on it now, send me a note and we'll expedite that.

:D Happy new year, everyone!

This piece got finished ahead of schedule since it was my open carry-around-with-me project, I started it on my family trip for Thanksgiving and as the holidays continued so did the butterflies. :lol: I feel sort of guilty uploading it while everything else on my plate is still waiting, but it was just the project at hand that didn't require the computer in front of me. Would you be surprised that stitching during family hangouts isn't frowned upon, but having the computer open is?

You might recognize part of this piece as something I've stitched before, and you would be right! I did a color conversion of the lower left butterfly last year.
Purple Butterfly by pinkythepink
There's some changes made to this design, as I always do. The major one was removing some pink (!!!) to replace with yellow on the centermost butterfly, the one with the orange and purple. The pink just looked... absurd, I'm sorry. I didn't like it so I changed it. The second most obvious change would be some added sparkle, the butterfly in the lower right didn't have any sparkle (...? Why?) so I went ahead and added some in. The rest of the changes are minor but frequent, which is to say they're all over the place but I wouldn't know how to point them all out to you. These are tiny things like moving a backstitching point up one square or removing/adding a stitch that looked out of place.

I don't do a lot of work on printed fabric but I'm pretty pleased with this design's use of it. It gives it a lot of texture that would have been a major pain in the butt to add otherwise. The kit also had a disclaimer on it saying, "these aren't real butterflies, just the artist's imagination!" So there you have it. :lol:

The lower two photos are my attempts at trying to get the SPARKLE of the Kreinik blending thread to show up for you all to enjoy. Sparkles are so difficult to photograph!

Color Total: 32
Size: 11 x 11 inches
Time: 65 hours
14 Count printed ivory Aida
This is a modified Dimensions kit.
Vibrant Butterflies on Bamboo by pinkythepink Swallowtail on Hydrangea by pinkythepink Blue Butterfly Beauty on Pink Flowers by pinkythepink Graceful Butterfly, Red on Grass by pinkythepink Pastel Butterfly by pinkythepink
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:iconcharlene-art:
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely colours in this cross stitch
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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SophiaEowyn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Student General Artist
How pretty :heart:
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love:
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1001G Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
nice work.........
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icon1001g:
1001G Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
welcome
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:iconlouiselibrarian:
LouiseLibrarian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous!  (I'm stitching butterflies at the moment...):) (Smile) 
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love: Be sure to post a photo of them when you're done, we'd all love to see! :D
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:iconperzarus:
perzarus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Student General Artist
Very beautiful work! :heart:
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:flirty: Thank you so much!
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:iconshaeyde:
Shaeyde Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
I can't get over how gorgeous this is wow 
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you very much!
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CeruleanAir Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors are so vibrant, absolutely beautiful.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you so much!
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:iconkatinka-duval:
Katinka-Duval Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful butterflys :love:
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:la: Thank you~!
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:iconpiggy-tails:
piggy-tails Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so talented! This is just beautiful!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:flirty: Thanks so much!
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks great! I was rummaging around looking for something else and found that butterfly pattern with leftover thread from the kit that I thought I'd sent to you half an age ago but apparently didn't.. it's in an envelope with your name on it now, will send when the envelope isn't so empty  :)
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Ohhh I totally forgot about that, thanks for remembering and finding it again. :D
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's waiting for more stuff to fall in before it gets sent :) Who knows.. I may find more butterflies hehe
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:iconunbridledmuse:
UnbridledMuse Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :love:
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :blowkiss:
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:iconradawolf:
radawolf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
ur talent has many levels :dummy:
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: You're too kind!
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:iconradawolf:
radawolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
a pleasure :cuddle:
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Saphire282 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Ooooh, it's like a color splosion! I love the purple and blue ones
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thanks Saph! I shoulda guessed the blue would speak to you ;D
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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
They look very pretty!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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MeandrousArt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Professional Artist
Wow, that's dedication. The decision to add a shadow really makes this something special too.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :) The shadows are actually part of the kit's original instructions but I do agree that it really adds an extra bit of pop. :D
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KAW-7391 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE THIS!!!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :la:
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KAW-7391 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
NP hon! :hug:
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Twystedroots Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! Heart 
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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TomsGG Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
amazing work :love: didn't even know one could do that... :clueless: :thumbsup:
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :la: Always glad to show someone something new~
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TomsGG Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
You absolutely did.. Thank you for sharing! :highfive:
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018   General Artist
So pretty!!!!!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce: Thanks Blue!
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:iconrhunel:
rhunel Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018   General Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :la:
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Pegasi1978 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
This one is the bane of my existence and may never get finished. I mis-centered it so the stitches are too far to the right. I was about 1/3 to 1/2 way done when I realized my error. 
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:eager: That's alright! I bet you can still fix it up. :D A few stitches here, a couple shadow-esque half stitches there, I'm sure you can salvage it. :love:
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Pegasi1978 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
fav.me/dbyuxpw I uploaded mine so you can see how bad it is. I tend to be a perfectionist so the centering being off would drive me that batty. I haven't got the heart to rip it all out to start over either.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
I see what you mean but! :la: I still think you could save it! Better to finish a project than to leave it dead in the water forever, you know. :) Especially with how much work you've already put in! I wouldn't try adding another butterfly but you could take the leaves and stitch a couple more on the right hand side, to fill in the space. And besides... unless you point it out non-stitchers aren't going to know there's anything off center about it, after all it IS just butterflies flying in a group. :D I think it looks just fine, honestly. And it'll be unique to you!
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