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Butterfly Profusion

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Published: January 1, 2018
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: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
Image size
2246x2920px 3.01 MB
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Hand-Sam-ArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!!
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
:thanks:
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Charlene-ArtHobbyist General Artist
Lovely colours in this cross stitch
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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SophiaEowynStudent General Artist
How pretty :heart:
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love:
1001G's avatar
nice work.........
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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LouiseLibrarianHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous!  (I'm stitching butterflies at the moment...):) (Smile) 
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pinkythepinkProfessional 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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perzarusStudent General Artist
Very beautiful work! :heart:
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
:flirty: Thank you so much!
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I can't get over how gorgeous this is wow 
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you very much!
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CeruleanAirHobbyist General Artist
The colors are so vibrant, absolutely beautiful.
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you so much!
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Katinka-DuvalHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful butterflys :love:
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
:la: Thank you~!
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piggy-tailsHobbyist General Artist
You are so talented! This is just beautiful!
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
:flirty: Thanks so much!
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Magical525Hobbyist 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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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Ohhh I totally forgot about that, thanks for remembering and finding it again. :D
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Magical525Hobbyist 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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