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Rose Whisper - Roses with Butterfly Border Frame

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Published: April 16, 2014
© 2014 - 2019 pinkythepink

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All progress photos were posted through my facebook! www.facebook.com/MakeItPinkEts…

Update: 2019 new photos.

A project I thought would be quick but ended up taking a lot longer than I expected, haha. The main image of the two roses was fun and easy, each color blends together perfectly and honestly it's a pattern I wouldn't mind doing again. The lower rose could also be done as a single rose in the future. I have some of these pink-yellow-gradient roses in my own yard; according to google searches these are known as Chicago Peace roses.

Changes were made from the original pattern. For the most part I followed it to the T, but some places were just nicer to change. Some of the stitches that were marked as half became full, for example. I added blending filament to the butterfly wings to make them stand out more (difficult to photograph) from the ivory leaves around them. I also replaced all french knots with glass seed beads as per my usual.

The finishing for this piece was different from anything else I have done previously. Since the frame for this was an entirely separate piece of fabric I had to cut the center from it to display the roses. There was some batting/stuffing involved in this process as well. Once I stitched everything, I ironed out the folding seams. I then cut out the center of the green/blue fabric, ironed that again, and secured it to cardboard with the batting. The result is a super squishy-fluff mat frame. From there I centered the roses up and stuffed all of it into the current frame. I think that glass would make it too thick for this frame so I didn't include it, but someone could add glass to it later if they want to put it all back together again. P.S. I never want to finish a piece like this again, how ridiculous.

This is a Dimensions Gold kit. Sly signature on the lower right corner, totally blends in with the leaves!

Color Total:
17
Size Roses: 4 x 6
Size Butterflies: 8 x 10 (with center cut out)
Time Roses: 30.5 hours
Time Butterflies: 15 hours
Time Total: 45.5 hours
Bead Colors: 1, Size 11 cream
Bead Total: 88
18 Count ivory Aida
14 Count seafoam Aida

Romance Of The Rose by pinkythepink Roses and Lace Sampler by pinkythepink Floral Mini Pillow by pinkythepink Pastel Butterfly by pinkythepink Butterfly Triplex by pinkythepink Dragonfly Pond by pinkythepink
Image size
2640x1814px 1.51 MB
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BellaGBear's avatar
BellaGBearStudent Artisan Crafter
oh I love the 'understated' border! So subtle but an amazing touch
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you Bella!
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KAW-7391Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous!

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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :hug:
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KAW-7391Hobbyist General Artist
<3

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lady-largoProfessional General Artist
the small pearls are such a cute little "extra" detail, it elevate the whole piece, giving it extra texture and dimention. Fantastic work!
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you, I'm glad that you agree with me! If beads can be safely added, they should be. :D
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Lightkeeper777Hobbyist General Artist
So lovely.  I really like that the frame area is a completely different cross stitch
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you very much! I wish that putting the frame together hadn't been so difficult - perhaps this is an idea I can revisit in the future for refinement. :)
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Phenometron's avatar
Good job right here.
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :love:
ToveAnita's avatar
Truly gorgeous!! 💐
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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My pleasure! 😊
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Hand-Sam-ArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely, just Lovely!
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Sam!
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for these. :la:
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Skyrider-1Hobbyist General Artist
^_^  Oooh!  My weakness.  I've always loved that shade in roses.  Beautiful work on the roses And the frame.  :)
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pinkythepinkProfessional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you Sky! I admit I'm a sucker for these too, but nottttt as much as I'm a sucker for those powder pink ones. :lol:
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