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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Altered Dictionary - THE END!!!!!!!

Yes...its the last post on this challenge and what a fantastic challenge this has been!!!!  The last 2 letters are...

X = XIGUA ( actually a bit of poetic license here as its the Chinese word for watermelon, but I think I am allowed hahaha)



and

I = IYOKAN ( a Japanese citrus fruit) 

 
These words weren't actually in my dictionary so I allowed myself some Artistic License this time and typed up the definitions from an old Encyclopedia.  This has been an amazing journey and at the end of it I have a wonderful book!!!  I couldn't let all this work go unnoticed so I have decorated the outsides as well.
 
 
I cut out a long rectangle from the cover to place my letters in before adding a few layers of gesso.  I used a fabulous Peacock Feather mask/stencil by The Crafters Workshop to add some texture with some paste.  When that was dry I painted the whole cover with Fresco paint before replacing the mask and painting the feathers.  The chipboard letters have been painted in the same colours.  Some stamping with crackle & alphabet stamps over the 'flat' sections adds more interest.  Oh and I added the definition for 'alphabetical' to the front hahaha.Then I had the task of glueing all my pages so that I ended up with just the 26 pages...
 
 
I hope that you like the finished book as much as I do!!!  To see ALL of my pages in my book please take a look *HERE*
 
Thank you for popping by today...means a lot, Take care xxxxx

13 comments:

BJ said...

Amazing Book Karen - love it especially the texture on the cover and the page edges. FAB

chrissies said...

What an amazing book Karen and the last two pages are so beautiful

Love Chrissie x

DIane Warburton said...

What an achievement and what a fab looking book and to boot it all, you enjoyed it all too! = positive result. I think you'll always look back on this and have fond memories, as so much is packed into one place xx

Kaz said...

This is fabulous Karen, you've done such gorgeous pages throughout. I love the covers too xxx

Dawn said...

Your book is AMAZING my lovely. The colours and details throughout are stunning and well worth the effort I know you have put into it. A suitably beautiful decoration for your dresser and I hope it stays there for a long time so I can have a sneaky nose when I pop in to annoy you. Ha ha ha ha guess who forgot (among the chaos of the last few days)to finish off her S page??????
Huge huggles x x x x

Maggie said...

Oh wow Karen your last two pages are fabulous great ideas and I love your finished cover, I have really enjoyed seeing your fruit pages throughout this challenge. I have only 3 words in X so this will be fun and not very original lol!

MaggieH

Coco said...

AWE Karen, what a wonderful and really stunning book you have!!!! I LOVE your cover, and your Xigua page is so beautiful!! Great work my lovely.
I have to check why I am no more informed of new posts on the Craft Barn! HUGS Coco xxx

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Kath said...

A lovely book, Karen . Something you can look at with pride.

Gio said...

You created an amazing piece, Karen. Love that you followed a theme and the strange, unique words you found out!

Elaine said...

Great book Karen! Thanks for your inspiration this year and educating us all on fruit!! Merry Christmas xx

LindaS said...

Wonder ful pages. Love the texture and design.

JansArtyJunk said...

Hi Karen...I've really enjoyed seeing your Alpha challenges... 2 more fab pages to add to your cool dictionary...LOVE your Cover!! ...Looking forward to the new challenge :)...Jan x