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Rose Whisper - Roses with Butterfly Border Frame by pinkythepink Rose Whisper - Roses with Butterfly Border Frame by 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
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KAW-7391 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous!

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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :hug:
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KAW-7391 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
<3

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lady-largo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Professional 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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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Professional 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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Lightkeeper777 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
So lovely.  I really like that the frame area is a completely different cross stitch
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Professional 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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yarncrafter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019  New Deviant
so pretty
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019
Good job right here.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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wass0990 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019
Beautiful Heart 
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :love:
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ToveAnita Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019
Truly gorgeous!! 💐
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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ToveAnita Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019
My pleasure! 😊
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Hand-Sam-Art Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely, just Lovely!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Sam!
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Arthur-Ramsey Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017   General Artist
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for these. :la:
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Skyrider-1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist 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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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Professional 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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UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Great roses ! i very like ! Congratulations to You ! : )
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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ShadowWingLG Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I've completed this kit... yeah the finishing is a PITA.  Never again.  Dimensions put out a few of this style with the padded mat, I did that one too as a wedding announcement for a friend.  By some miracle I was able to locate a frame deep enough to hold the mat and keep both behind glass.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Congrats on finding a deep enough frame! Haha. I gave up searching through my frame inventory for one that would work, on top of finding one that would fit I used beads, so if it was even a little squished against glass it would've just sunk into the fluff.

I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one who went through it though! :D Kudos for getting through it!
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ShadowWingLG Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I got darn lucky, I was walking though the local craft store's frame section and spotted a white wood frame with a wooden mat/spacer, frame was 8x10 the cut out in the 'mat' had a 5x7 opening.  I was able to open up the back in the store and check out, between the 'mat' and the cardboard spacers it was at least 1/4"-3/8" deep in there, and all was removable!  More than enough, got one for this project and when I had to make the Wedding Announcement I tore back to the store and was able to snag another.

But this seems to be a trend for most of the Dimensions Kits that have finishing directions (other than framing)...THEY SUCK!  Seriously I have made at least two sets of ornaments and a set of bookmarks from Dimensions kits and I have ended up tossing out their finishing directions and creating my own methods.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
hahaha, I guess whoever runs the finishing section of Dimensions is clueless then :giggle: I think this is the only one I've done with finishing instructions that were so sloppy. I've done some of those stitch-and-frame ones, that come with glass? But they're not confusing, it's just frame and move on. I guess when they get creative is when things get silly!
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ShadowWingLG Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Yes the Gold Collection 'Nuggets' kits and anything that can't be just plain framed is BAAAD IMO at least.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lmao: I'll have to make sure there aren't more in my stash then, I would hate to go through it again!
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SpitfireFae Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
What is the kit that this was from?  I love the framing :)
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Called Rose Whisper by Dimensions, according to google it's a rare kit.
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SpitfireFae Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Ah, thanks. ^_^
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Thriin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
awesome idea with the butterflies frame! Love 
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce: Thanks! The original idea came with the kit so I can't take credit for it, but I'm glad you like it!
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Fusainne Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pretty pretty pretty! What a great idea!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :flirty: Truly the idea was in the kit, but I'm happy you like the execution!
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Fusainne Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Even better, now I can continue thinking about stealing the idea without feeling guilty! :D
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FruitnCreme Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oooh,very pretty :D
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :rose:
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Katjakay Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That is oh so pretty, I do like the subtleness of the frame.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you! The frame was worth it in the end but what a great deal of extra work, haha.
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