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Graceful Butterfly, Red on Grass by pinkythepink Graceful Butterfly, Red on Grass by pinkythepink

For sale on Etsy: www.etsy.com/listing/198790083…


A quick side project I did for inventory. :) The framing on this one was ridiculous to do and I'm silly enough to have bought another kit like this with a tiger. Don't know if I'll go through all the framing on that one though. The framed photos can be seen via Etsy.

Added extra sparkle throughout the grass (or wheat?) because it was really dulled down. The original kit photo makes the gold seem much more yellow but the materials inside were a tarnished color. I added gold blending filament to make it really shine.

My friend Fusainne at the stitchingpirates facebook group helped me determine that it might be a Nymphalis Xanthomelas but I am still unsure because of the blue. (My friend Magical525 says it may be a Nymphalis Polychloros! :D )

This is a Dimensions Gold kit.

Color Total: 21
Size: 7 x 5 inches (8x10 with frame)
Time: 23 1/2 hours
18 Count ivory Aida

Cream Bunny Duo on Purple Flower Bed by pinkythepinkButterfly Triplex by pinkythepinkPastel Butterfly by pinkythepinkButterfly Quilt by pinkythepinkRose Whisper - Roses with Butterfly Border Frame by pinkythepink
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Princess-Amy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very pretty
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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spring-warmth Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The variation on the red part of the wings is so lovely :3
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love: Gotta love a well done pattern!
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RetroRevivalBoutique Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely work! :clap:
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :happybounce:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's lovely :) I do have to disagree with your friend though - I don't think it's a Nymphalis Xanthomelas but a close relative instead: Nymphalis polychloros which has a blueish grey bit going that a cross stitch design programme might take to be blue. www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/specie… look especially at the photo's at the bottom of the text - the one for the male.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahhh yes it could be! He's a little more orange than this butterfly but the blue dots make it more similar. (As a side I think it was Nancy or Carla who suggested the other breed)

Thank you though, I'm happy you like it :love:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Always difficult to know in the end as you don't know which reference photo was used, if it was a photo and not a drawing.

I love butterflies, they are so colourful :)
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahhh yes :D I always wonder about that myself.

:love: Butterflies are some of my favorite things!
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