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A-Z - F is for Foliose

This fortnights letter is F - not a problem, plenty of nature themed F words BUT the page must include a heart... that'll take more thought.  I don't want to do a page about a fox and pop a heart on it - that won't work for me.  So this is what I came up with...

Foliose means leaf like and some leaves are heart shaped, especially the Indian Bean tree leaves!

Also I used a pencil called Beech Green to colour the beech leaf - I can't tell you the amount of satisfaction that gave me!!

What do you think?  Was I too fast and loose with the theme?!

Linking up at The Craft Barn A-Z.

p.s.  Thanks for the tips on brown pens last week, much appreciated!  Trying a few suggestions - I'll have my results ready for the next A-Z post...


  1. Hi Laura, Perfect interpretation of the stipulation about having a heart on the page. Love it.

    Hope you are having a good week. Sue

  2. I felt your pain of adding the heart as I read your post. I changed words myself as I almost forgot the heart and didn't want one on my first word choice. You worked out your twist with a twist of your own. PERFECT! And of course coloring the Beech leaf with a beech green pencil would put a little skip in your walk! I can relate! Great pages. I like that all the other words can still be seen quite clearly. I enjoyed reading your post.

  3. Well it's a heart shape... I like your beautiful leaves.

  4. Love your leaves and I can see the heart shape easily - beautiful colouring -so gentle. Annie xxx

  5. Beech for the beech leaf would have made me very happy too :) Perfect and creative interpretation of the brief I'd say - wish I thought of it myself! Yet another stunner from you Laura, I do enjoy seeing what you do each fortnight. Lou x

  6. Indian bean tree has wonderful heart shaped leaves and you captured this perfectly, love your page

  7. Fantastic pages - love your leaves and great that they got the colour of that beech crayon right!!

  8. Fabulous word, and great take on the heart!

  9. Fabulous! I love the leaves - very clever to use a heart shaped leaf.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. I'm REALLY late and know it, but I simply had to visit, even though the next CB challenge has already been posted. Your choice of words struck me as perfect, as did the heart twist. This is a wonderful addition to your dictionary. That really shows how well you thought outside the box!

  11. Lovely, lovely leaves and a very creative way to add that heart!

  12. This is fantastic! I love your word (have learnt something new) and think the heart shaped leaf is inspired xx

  13. absolutely not too fast or too loose with the theme, cleverly done the heart.

  14. Well I've learnt a new word today!! A lovely page, perfect for The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge, thank you for joining in!
    Jane x

  15. A brilliant way to include a heart and perfect for your lovely page.


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