"Based on your description, if you want the final butterfly to look more realistic, I would use outline colors that match the filling colors, like Loretta suggested. Especially the dark color on the body. But if you use a slightly different color…"
"It may depict bobbin lace, or passamenterie. The adult on the right puzzled me for a while, but he/she may be holding a pricker, and is in the process of pricking a strip of something. The child is holding the card or parchment.
Paula - I thought of…"
"Somehow my reply does not seem to have made it - perhaps because I tried to upload an image? I will try again. As I see it this woman could be making lace on a domed box type of pillow with a surface at the back to secure the finished…"
"It could be. It looks like a domed pillow, and there seem to be pins there. You can see the pattern (as dots) and possibly the lace, if it's black. The woman is showing a girl how to make lace, I assume. My queries are - what is the woman…"