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Thursday, 20 June 2013

U is for Unique

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Hello there, it's your favourite blogging bear, Podgy here to present my page for the Alpha Challenge over at The Craft Barn. This fortnight the designated letter is U. We thought there was only one useable word in our French/English dictionary, due to our inadvertent theme of using only words that translate to the same in both languages, and using a mini dictionary, so after a diplomatic chat......

it was decided that I should be the one to create the U page. I started by utilising a Gelli print which I cut into strips and weaved together.

I used my very own brand of glue to adhere everything

My chosen word, Unique, called for a different kind of image, so I mashed up a bird die body with a head from a model, cut from a fashion magazine. The bird die was painted with puff paint, rather a lot of puff paint, wow, does that paint puff up!!!!

I added some Dylusions legs, and a rather odd butterfly hat to really depict the uniqueness of my image. Oh, the background? That's Distress Stain. My word is ringed with sharpie pen, and for once I managed not to stain the word or definition, that's progress.

If you like challenges, did you know the bears host their very own, just for fun, literary based challenge? Details can be found if you press your pawhere. We'd love for you join in.
With love from the bears


  1. EXCELLENT - that is so fab and unique :-D Well done Podgy xxxxxxxxxxx

  2. I love the stripey legs. This is a great page.

  3. Cute page and other way to use your geli plate pages.Great job.

  4. great page, the green is lovely and definitely unique. I have added a link to your blog candy post in my sidebar.

    Gill x

  5. Wonderful page and a terrific word to chose for the challenge.
    Well done on your 50 plus followers

    Chrissie x

  6. Well I can truly say your page is unique. Love the weaving! I think this is so much fun!!

  7. Great page Podgy, love those gelli strips - fab colours. MMx

  8. Love your woven Gelli print, and your unique creature is definitely that!! Fabulous pages...
    Alison x

  9. Love this bears, another lovely journal page.
    C xx

  10. Back from holiday and catching up with commenting, another wonderful unique page from Podgy.

    Sylv xx

  11. well done for this second page
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn


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