This is just a simple chain stitch with a variegated thread.
I love its delicateness.
I completed the bunch of pansies with a stem stitch branch and lace leaves.
I cut the leaves from a larger piece of lace and sewed them on.
The orange lace butterfly looks better than the tatted one I talked about before.
On the seam of yellow patch I embroidered Cretan stitches, on the seam of the purple one Buttonhole stitches.
The flower spray at the top are berry stitches, I posted about it here.
I wasn't happy with the lace butterfly after all. It didn't soothe the orange as much as I wanted.
So off goes the butterfly. On go some gathered ribbon flowers. I'm sorry I forgot to take step-by-step pictures. I made a drawing though, which is below. These flowers are also from the book Ribbonwork Gardens by Christen Brown.
The red dotted line indicates the running stitches. At the blue arrows the thread is looped over the edge. Pull the thread and stitch next to the knot. Of course the knot is made a little from the edge. Match both triangles at the ends and fasten them.
The lilac ready made butterfly had a relief in the wings. This asked for silver metallic fly stitches to create the veins.
The last addition are the lilac flower beads at the bottom. Their color matches exactly the lilac fabric on the right.