Monday, June 10, 2013

U....playing with matches.

gosh these fortnights go quickly.  Craft Barn Challenge time again, this time the letter U.  Well what a negative letter it is, all those "uns". I the dictionary I am using these were only 4 pages of words starting with U that didn't start with UN and 16 pages that did.  Didn't know where to start and then I say "Ustulation"...never heard of it, never seen it. It means, according to my old dictionary, "the act of burning or searing; ....the roasting or drying of moist substances so as to prepare them for pulverising"  Sounds a bit like my cooking.
I was sorting some photo files and came across a picture I took in Autumn 2008 and it occurred that Autumn is a bit like Mother Nature doing a bit of Ustulation. So here it is.

I played with the phot in Paint Shop Pro adding some flames and then I burned the edges with a candle and a lot of blowing out. The background is collaged book pages because I also thought how many times, down through the ages,  books have been burned. Here it is with the dictionary definition tag.
Sorry it's a bit wonky, couldn't get it to scan straight.

17 comments:

Maisie Moonshine said...

Fantastic page Pat - I'd never heard of your word either - but it's always good to learn something new - this challenge has been an education! LOVE your interpretation of Mother Nature's take on ustulation - gorgeous photo and great layout. MMx

BJ said...

Ouch you actually burnt the edges - how brave of you! Great new word for us and super page. BJ

Helen said...

Well, you did raise the bar - and I reckon we've all learnt a new word too, thank you!! Your page is gorgeous.

Valerie said...

Amazing word and a clever take on it! Your comment on your cooking made me laugh:)
Val x

Scrapmate said...

Another fab new word, now to find a way to drop it into the conversation. A great page.

Elaine said...

Love your page. Never heard of the word before but you've interpreted brilliantly!!

Gill Edwards said...

i can see im going to learn lots with this challege as ive never heard that word before. Great choice and lovely page.

Gill x

Annie said...

That's a new word for me too. Your sorting and musing brought you to a fabulous new point of view for the annual changing of the leaves! Absolutely well done!

Julie Ann Lee said...

That's a new one for me too and I teach English so I should be ashamed of myself! Fantastic artwork and great choice of word, truly educational! Julie Ann xxx

Chris R said...

Great interpretation for a new word to mee too! :)

lena-dailyscrap said...

Super! Love the idea and I never heard that word before! Hope your cooking ends better than that...:-)

JansArtyJunk said...

Fabulous word choice...I'm learning loads from this challenge ;) Great page!

Maggie said...

A new word for me too and your post made me smile...about the cooking...lol
Great page for the word choice

MaggieH

Sandy said...

What a word you have there!!!!!! Well done!
sandy

carolfromkiwiland said...

Well you have educated a lot of us with this word. Seems like you had fun making this page and you did a great interpretation.

Sylv said...

Catching up on comments after my hols, fabulous page, love the autumn colours and the wonderful photos. New word for me too.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

New word for me too, but then, it often happens with this challenge LOL.
Beautiful page, well done
Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy