This fortnight the stars have aligned and the letter chosen for the Dictionary Challenge on the Craft Barn blog is the same as the letter for this month's ATC challenge - R. Having completed my ATCs I wanted to find a different word for the dictionary challenge. I am using the same Heinemann dictionary that I used for the previous challenge in 2013 but this time I am enlarging and copying the definitions and using them on loose pages which I will bind into a book at the end of the year. I had a flick through the dictionary for inspiration and my eyes fell on Rani, an Indian Queen or Princess.
The paisley motif is a traditional Indian one, named after a town in Scotland which became well known for weaving the pattern into textiles. In India the shape is known as an almond or mango. I used a paisley embossing folder and a paisley stamp on the page. Traditionally in Mughal times ladies were kept hidden from view and it was the men who wore most of the amazing jewellery and the sumptuous fabrics.
Here's a pic showing some of the shine from the Twinkling H2Os:
Looking forward to seeing all the other entries this fortnight.