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Sunday, 12 May 2013

Altered Dictionary - K

Hi there!  Its Altered Dictionary time again and this fortnight its the letter K.  As I am all fruity in my book I have chosen KIWI.  For the 1st time (since I was probably about six) I used my fingers to spread the paint haha!  If you haven't done that yet do try it, its amazingly freeing :D.  It turned out very bright so I brayered a light coating of gesso over the top, this also gave it a lovely texture.


The hard part comes next hahaha!  Yes, I did eat all the kiwi that I photographed, no hardship really!!!  I added some small painted tags that came free in a mag recently, added some letters and used embroidery thread to 'tie' them on.  The aim is to have some threads hanging out of the book when its closed to give it more interest.

Gosh, I am really enjoying doing this and from all the entries that I read I can see that a lot of you are too, fun isn't it?  I try to get to see everyone's entry and I am learning so much in doing so.

If you don't have a clue what I am waffling about then take a look *HERE*.  There is lots of loveliness to see in the entries!

Take care now, HUGS xxx

15 comments:

Julia S-W said...

Karen this is stunning! When you click on your photo the pages are just full of amazing colour, layers, detail and much gorgeousness!! I love everything about it to be honest. Bring your book with you too please........
Hugs, Juliaxx

DIane Warburton said...

I bet you can't wait for the L page so you can do lemon meringue! :-) Or have you done that already?
My fave bits are the stitching lines and the textured background and your enthusiasm of course xx

Traceyr said...

Yum love that page and the kiwis are delicious.

Great tags too, love the doodling.

:)

Dawn said...

Ooh this is gorgeous sweetie, The tags look stunning and I love the photos. Yum, haven't had a Kiwi fruit for years, may just have to trot up the shop now ha ha ha!!
Huge huggles x x x x

LindaS said...

Love the light and fruity look. Beautiful colors and texture perfect for all the kiwis.

Frea Konings said...

Hi Karen, love your K page, great word to pick and love all those kiwi's! Hugs Frea

Maggie said...

Yummy Yummy love Kiwi fruit great page Karen makes me want to eat one now!

MaggieH

Annie said...

No wonder your kiwis look so delish!...photos of the real thing! I love how you did your background and love how great it looks. Cute tags and I really like the idea of them peeking from the pages of your book. Great job!

Elaine said...

Loving your kiwis - great colours and images!! It is fun deciding what to do each fortnight!

BJ said...

Your pages are always so YUMMY. I nearly came unstuck with "K", what would you have done? BJ

BJ said...

Guess what I HAD to buy in the fruit aisle today in Asda? Not eaten one in ages. BJ

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A yummy page.

carolfromkiwiland said...

Hi Karen, I nearly didn't do kiwi myself but then I thought you had done such a completely different take on the word than I would have done that it didn't really matter.Its a great page and in a few months I'm sure I will be enjoying some kiwi fruit even if half the family are allergic to it!I love your page and thanks for commenting on my past pages - I am slowly learning my way around this fun challenge.

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh... Just love popping by to see your fruity pages Karen... Fab word and fab pages... And love that colour combo!....sounds like you had lots of fun getting messy fingers with this one :)

Sandy said...

I think you must have a thing for fruit - hey these kiwi look good enough to eat too!!!! Yes Karen this is fun - tons of fun!!
Sandy