Here's my page. The transparent wing on the butterfly shifted (or maybe it was the shadow from the sun), which is the reason why I wanted to retake the picture. Clues I used...Evidence: paint, distressing, wood, fabric (canvas chipboard letters), metal, tearing; Testimony: Document an old memory, feeling blue (sad memory).
I used this sketch from ScrapFriends:
Here are some details. These butterflies are by Pink Paislee. The dots are on their leaves are sparkly. Papers I used on my page are by Little Yellow Bicycle (gingham and background), Echo Park (darker blue), and My Mind's Eye (brown inside the frames). I printed my journaling on the gingham paper and it didn't quite show up, so I brushed gesso on it and ran it back through the printer. My journaling reads:
Gram says that if you looked at me cross-eyed when I was a kid, I'd break out into tears. Great big, fat tears. Crocodile tears, she'd call them.
I don't remember the cross-eyed part, but I do remember indulging in gargantuan sob-fests. The kind that clench your heart and don't let go. The kind that make your whole body shake. The kind that get you gasping for air. The kind of crying you just can't stop once you get going.
I cried a lot in school--problems at home made me sad. Kids being mean made me bawl--and that was the worst. Mom always told me that I was just giving them what they wanted when I cried, but I just
couldn't help myself.
I've always been sensitive--even now as an adult. I cry when my feelings are hurt, and I cry when I'm angry. I sob at sad movies. I cry at church. Every time I've been pulled over by a cop, I've cried. It's embarrassing, really. One thing I must say, though, I always feel better after I've had a really good cry.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the frames. I felt there was too much brown showing, so I tucked some pieces of doilies in there--I was happy with how that turned out.
I've been trying to be braver with getting messy on my backgrounds. I used a distress stamp in the background and then I mixed gesso and white acrylic paint and used a Crafter's Workshop stencil. I outlined a couple of the circles. I also did some spritzing with spray ink.
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