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Madam Mariposa by pinkythepink Madam Mariposa by pinkythepink

This piece will be for sale on my Etsy, eventually! pinkythepink.etsy.com/


(Or, if you really want her right now, I can expedite that for you.)

I reaaaaaally love to stitch butterflies. :love: This was my "work during work" project throughout January, where I bring my stitching with me to H&R Block and stitch between answering the phone or greeting clients. :) There's no wifi at work so my attention is fairly undivided, makes for excellent stitching progress. :P

I feel like I've forgotten a lot of what I wanted to say about this piece. There's changes allllll over the place, from the color of her lips to the entire placement of a butterfly, with lots of the usual little color placement changes that I do. The significantly noticeable change I made was adding Kreinik sparkles to every butterfly and to the moon on the frame. The butterflies all have a layer of 032 Pearl over them to help them really POP against the darkness of her hair and the rather plain half-stitched background. The celtic-y knot-y moon has 014 Sky Blue layered on it for the same reason. Though the 014 is considered blue I think the result in this piece is much more a silvery feel which is awesome for a moon anyway.

I ran out of 032 Pearl at one point during this! It was terrifying. :lol: I had just ordered rainbow thread for "The Earth Laughs In Flowers" project and didn't realize my stash on 032 was so low. Nuhhh! I didn't want to spend more on shipping a second time so while we were in the city anyway running errands I detoured to the Joann's Fabric Store and, well, you crafty people know... Joann's doesn't have a very great Kreinik selection. :stare: Luckily of the three colors they carry 032 was one of them! :la: So I saved myself on shipping and bought two more spools since I use it pretty frequently.

DukeWaxeye was a champ and sat through me whining back and forth on whether or not to add some gold Kreinik to this piece. I know, right, I hear you asking me, "why is it even a question to add sparkles or not?!" Well. It's because I'm not sure what parts needed sparkles added. :lol: I know that the gold right on her brooch and this little clasp on the bottom could've probably had gold added, no problem. But then there's, like, yellow dots on her cuff, and the yellow lines, and there's purple and red gemstone-esque things too, and I just got too worked up trying to figure it out. I decided every butterfly sparkling and the moon is pretty satisfactory and to not overload it with too much texture.

Near the end of this I kept whining to myself about having to do the leaves in her hair. Like, I wanna do buttttterffffliesssss, not leaaaaaavvvveeeeess. Then my brain went, "Let's do a wreath next!" and I said, "Wow that sounds like a totally reasonable idea, let's do that."

Color Total: 36
Size: ~12 inch circle
Time Total: 117 Hours
14 Count light green Aida
This is a modified Dimensions kit.
Butterfly Profusion by pinkythepink Blue Butterfly Beauty on Pink Flowers by pinkythepink Vibrant Butterflies on Bamboo by pinkythepink Swallowtail on Hydrangea by pinkythepink Graceful Butterfly, Red on Grass by pinkythepink Quilted, Xstitched, Beaded Butterfly Pillow by pinkythepink
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liliCartMan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist
even better than the Monarch, wit more colors and shadings: I do cannot embroider, because of this I like this piece so juch: both in the details, AND the technique itself!!!  a fav more to tell you...

... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :cake:
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconsupertighthugplz: Thank you several times over!
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liliCartMan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist
you are welcome  ^^
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Goody-Goody-Gumdrop Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018
This is so pretty!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thanks!
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SaFram Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful!Love You are very talented!!! Clap 
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:blowkiss: Thank you so much!
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SaFram Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hug 
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MandieRae Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is beautiful! I love the details and your stitches are so neat! Very cool!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconblushplz: Aww, thank you very much for your kind words!
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BeeTatyana Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful and neat cross stitching!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:blowkiss: Thank you much!
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Gail-Wolfe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Student General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! That's some really awesome stitching :D
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you very much!
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Gail-Wolfe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Student General Artist
You're very welcome!
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ToveAnita Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
So very beautiful!!! Heart Butterfly 
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug:
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StarBiscute Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous!!!Red Butterfly Butterfly Emote (Free) butterfly rvmp 
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love:
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StarBiscute Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!!!
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rhunel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018   General Artist
Lovely work, best wishes!!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you~! :heart:
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wass0990 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Amazing Clap 
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:bow: Thanks!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
You nailed this piece. <3
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you!
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hedwieapotter Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
have you made it? you are super cool :D
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did! :la: Thank you~ :flirty:
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hedwieapotter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
you are welcome :)
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Taisa-Winged Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018   Artisan Crafter
Wow Wow!
That's sooooo wonderful! Shiny La 
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you so much!
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Taisa-Winged Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018   Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! butterfly 
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Hand-Sam-Art Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good timing ... I'm just listening to Enya now.  She's a Celtic singer!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:la:
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shanson1997 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
So colorful!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce:
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Rockyracc00n Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
pinky!
you are amazing!
every thing is so impressive!
you inspire!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconblushplz: Awww you're so sweet to me, thank you~
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Rockyracc00n Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome!
im just stating the obvious!
Tomoyo Blushing Icon 
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Rhyn-Art Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018   General Artist
lovely
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love:
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
very pretty!!
wonderful piece!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Urza!
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
you're welcome!
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