Sunday 21 February 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge 2016

 Morning all,

It's Sunday again and time to announce 
our next letter in the 
Alpha/Dictionary Challenge 2016!
But before we do I have a special post
for you today from Dawn who 
is showing you how she made her
last entry for the Challenge.....

The Letter was F and there had to be
a heart included!

Dawn says -
My fish here is all loved up. An altered 
dictionary page.

Prepare pages by gluing some together and 
painting with white gesso.

Then spread Media Texture Sand Paste through
stencils. Leafy at the bottom and random circles 

above. Paint small spaces with crackle paint.

 Leave to dry. Use green Fresco Paints

 to colour texture.

Colour page with watercolour paints and
 Brushos in sea colours. Dry.

Replace stencil at bottom and rub over
gold gilding wax on leafy parts.

Dab white paint onto circles.

Using Darcy small stamps, stamp script

 randomly across pages and dotted circles

 around textured circles using Stazon Inks.
Flick white paint across pages.

Take orange, red and yellow acrylic paints,
 drop bits around a piece of card. Spread around 
with a pallet knife or spreader. Dry. Then
 stamp a fish and cut out and Punch and hand
 cut some hearts. Stamp the hearts with script stamp. 
Glue all to pages.

Finish with Yellow and Star Dust
Stickles Glitter glue.

Products used -

Stickles Glitter Glue - Yellow, Star Dust

So on to our next letter!
It's Karen Gist's turn and she
has chosen L

This is the latest addition to her tray -

And Neil is continuing with his books -

And Dawn's pics too....

So what will you do?

You should know the rules by now!
You have two weeks, the link will close
at midnight on Sunday 6th March.  Entry
via the link where possible, if not email me
and I will add them for you!
I am changing the rules slightly here, you
need to pick a word beginning with the
chosen letter and add a definition
to your entry.  I have decided it need not
be the actual dictionary definition but
a definition of some sort!!  This might
prove interesting and amusing!!
The winner will be picked by
Random Generator and will receive
a £10 voucher.  The winner will be
announced on Tuesday 8th March.

I just want to add here that this is
your blog and challenges not just mine, so
anytime you have any suggestions, please
don't hesitate to email me and let me know.
I'm always open to ideas!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, four
of us are at Birmingham today to
see all the exciting new products that
are being launched so hopefully there
will some new things for you to
play with soon!

Jane x

Just popping in to add this pic
for Eva...I will give her a number
when the link closes.

36. Eva


  1. Oh this fish page is amazing and I love the box too. Good job the challenge runs over a two week period as I won't be able to get into action till next week. I hope my language dictionary still counts as a definition - hmm don't think it does really - may have to really think this one out. Is the definition a one week only like the heart last week or is it an ongoing rule? Annie xxx

    1. I hope it's a one week only, otherwise without a dictionary or a dictionary definition it doesn't sound like a dictionary challenge anymore! But I would think the language dictionary and the "definitions" in it are perfectly acceptable for the challenge. This was the case when we did the previous Dictionary challenge anyway.

    2. Hi, the dictionary definition is for every letter my lovelies. Language dictionaries are good...a few years ago Gio used a Chinese one :D x

  2. the fish page is so much fun, great vibrant colors and lot of textures.

  3. That page is full of luscious textures and colours, magnificent! Great inspiration for the letter L too!

  4. Love Dawns fish blowing heart shaped bubbles. I thought including the definition of the word was already a requirement for this challenge. OED here I come..... Hugz


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