This page has multiple layers of meaning for me.
As soon as I made the bird yellow, I thought of my mom and Mrs. B. For years the B's and my parents when to conventions together. One year mom and Mrs. B came back raving about a drink called a Yellow Bird. I have no clue what is was or what was in it but when I saw the yellow bird I thought of them and how much fun they had together. They were great friends who laughed all the time.
My Italian grandfather also had a yellow canary named Dickie when I was growing up. I have not thought about the bird in years but when I scanned this page, I thought of Nono and his bird. Who knew this page would bring so many good memories to the surface for me.
I also stretched a lot as I did this page. I started it and then my mind went blank so I let it sit over night. I had an image I really wanted to use but the background just didn't fit with it so I put it aside for another day.
Then I did that butterfly and he was soooo ugly. He has been about 4 colors and every thing I did to him made him worse. I tried Perfect Pearls. I tried some Lumiere that was 100 years old and separating. Then I added Pearl X to the Lumiere hoping to lighten the color. Then I tried metallic rub on.. Still hideous. By now the rest of the page was done.
I thought, "do I throw the thing away?" Find a giant die cut to cover it? What do I do now? I worked so hard on my paper tree... No way, I'm tossing this page.
I turned to pick up something & saw a piece of the green foil (they use it to wrap florist pots) in the trash can. My original butterfly was cut from Navy card stock so I just cut him out again in green. That was better but I still had the awful dark colors on the wings. Then I remember the piece Cheryl did with fingernail polish.
I used copper fingernail polish on his wings and then heat set it until it bubbled to give it some texture. Finally I liked my butterfly. Thanks for the idea Cheryl.
My other stretching came in the form of the paper tree. I am new to 3D elements. I was very happy with how it turned out.
What a great creative afternoon I've had!