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Swallowtail on Hydrangea by pinkythepink Swallowtail on Hydrangea by pinkythepink

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Can't help myself, I love butterflies. :love:

I picked this kit up out of my closet pile so that I would have something to work on while I was at the local Art Club. Since I don't paint like 90% of the other ladies there are doing I figured it would all be fine. Right? I mean, right? After about the seventh person coming up to me and asking if it was my own pattern (despite the Dimensions pattern being clearly displayed), explaining to them it was from a kit, and being told I should really do my own stuff, I didn't go back. :lmao: I wonder if they ask everyone who paints if they do it from imagination when they clearly have a reference photo sitting next to them? :stare: Nyyeh that's enough about the art club, I'm upset with them for different reasons unrelated to this.

After I brought it back home it became my favorite do-in-front-of-the-TV project. It very quickly replaced the kitchen sampler I've been working on (and not enjoying) and I found myself working away at the different shades of blue, losing track of how many episodes of Quantum Leap we had watched. Majority of it is half-stitches too which means the time is drastically reduced (only have to go one direction instead of both). Also leaves a very nice pastel spring look.

Did it in essentially eight sections: each corner of the inner square, each corner of the outer square. First project that used the needle minder Mattsma sent me - a beautiful red and gold dragon. Never used a needle minder before and now I'm totally hooked. Who knew sticking your needle directly to the piece would be more convenient than the nearest pincushion?

Color Total: 30
Size: 10 x 10 inches
Time: 78 hours
14 count ivory Aida
This is a Sunset Kit (part of Dimensions).
Blue Butterfly Beauty on Pink Flowers by pinkythepinkGraceful Butterfly, Red on Grass by pinkythepinkExotic Butterflies by pinkythepinkPastel Butterfly by pinkythepinkGive Two Things Butterflies by pinkythepink
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:icondahvdraws:
DahvDraws Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's beautiful.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconsnugplz: Thanks!
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:iconrentintent:
rentintent Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Writer
Very nice.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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:iconcalilasseia:
Calilasseia Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
If you're looking for another butterfly subject for the future, might I suggest this? :)
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I actually didn't create this pattern but I am always in look of more subjects to create into patterns! :love: Your photo is magnificent and I've saved it for a future pattern project. :heart: Thank you so much! If/When I end up using it I'll be sure to send you a note.
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Dziwna-Logika Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hoöy moly.it´s incredible awesome.It´s everytime a very good handicraft work from you.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Aw, thanks very much! :hug:
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:icondziwna-logika:
Dziwna-Logika Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure.Ayano Tateyama (Bows) [V12] 
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UNlikeableMegastos Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Hmm, perhaps you should add more clarity to the nonframed hydrangea to enhance the contrast. I think it would look better :|
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for your suggestion, but this was done from a bit and by the kit. :blowkiss: You'd have to take it up with the designer, Lena Liu.
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UNlikeableMegastos Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student General Artist
At least my advice won't be ignored. I'm happy for that!
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RoxiiReaper Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeeeee its sah pritty OvO
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thanks Roxii!
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MsMysterousLady Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful butterfly~ ^-^
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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:iconmsmysterouslady:
MsMysterousLady Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Np~!
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:iconnatsdacat:
natsdacat Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Pretty! I love its color scheme <3 Looks like a fun kit!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :love: it was really enjoyable!
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:iconnatsdacat:
natsdacat Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Yw! <3
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:iconlilicartman:
liliCartMan Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist
oh wow!!! how beautiful!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thanks!
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:iconlilicartman:
liliCartMan Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Welcome :)
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:icontheobliviousowl:
TheObliviousOwl Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god this is gorgeous. The detail is stunning and the colors sacrifice vibrance for elegance. Amazing work :)
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your comments are always so sweet, thank you Owl. :love: I have to extend your praise to the designer though (I believe this is by a one Lena Liu) for capturing the things you (and I!) really enjoy. :happybounce:
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Thriin Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
awwwwwwww it's really lovely!!Love  beautiful details and coloursHeart  but OMG what an experienceOMG!  yep, I wouldn't ever come back there either!Hi! 
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce: Thanks Thriin! Yeah they're not my favorite people right now :P but I'll probably go back once my hot-headed-ness cools back off. Maybe I'll even bring in a Mucha Princess to prove myself. :giggle:
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CatsWire Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
But Pinky, you should really make your own patterns!
Isn't it great to get so much unsolicited advice? Rage

It's beautiful. I love butterflies, too.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh I knooowwww :stare: and wouldn't it make so much sense to then bring them all over town with me to work on it, threads and beads and all? :giggle:

Thanks Cat :love: I'm pleased you enjoy butterflies too :la: more in common!
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DrKrzy Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah. I know that kind of people (I mean from the art club :p) but seriously. How are you supposed to make something like this without any reference pic?
But anyways. You've done a great job :)
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure what they expect, maybe they believe you can keep 10x10 inches of pattern in your mind while you work XD
Thank you :happybounce:
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the-kawaii-carrot Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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:iconthe-kawaii-carrot:
the-kawaii-carrot Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome Jammin' 
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:iconsweetkooky:
SweetKooky Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist
So pretty! :D
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:blowkiss: Thanks!
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FireFox5392 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Beautiful
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you!
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FireFox5392 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
You're Welcome ^_^
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Magical525 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks wonderful! Of course it became your favourite :D

Those ladies are silly, of course you can't take one of your own patterns along, they are far too detailed and need full concentration!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thanks Magical!

They DO need full concentration! :eager: Imagine if I brought one of the Mucha princesses with me, how could I even transport that many materials around town like that without losing parts of it!
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:iconmagical525:
Magical525 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'd leave the beads etc. home and just take threads :)
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Zeus609 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
What is this :o
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thread on fabric :giggle:
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:iconzeus609:
Zeus609 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Really? omg this is amazing
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yup, really! :la: Thanks haha I'm so glad you're impressed
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Peekeeboo Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A beautiful piece.  Those ladies probably have some kind of pattern maker that is computer generated.  A lady in England took some of my fractals and made cross-stitch patterns like that.  Of course you get pages and pages of the chart.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love:
Oh, I hope she compensated you for using your work! Fractals in any form must take pages to do :o
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Peekeeboo Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, she sent my portion to one of my charities and you're welcome!
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skies-aloft Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hah I would like to see them stitch something from their imagination XD

I really love the colours, it's almost like a watercolour <3 So pretty
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