I had a hard time with the flames because they work best when placed against a dark background. I had to experiment with different blending modes to get it to look right.
Ezra told me that this was inspired by the Fatal Frame video game series. It was one of her favorite games growing up. The 2nd game in the series is called “Crimson Butterfly” and it was her favorite – hence the title of this picture. Ezra told me that in the game, crimson butterflies ferry people’s souls to heaven 🙂