The letter is Y
And the twist is to use the color yellow.
Now, the twists always scare me because my altering style is not like most others where the entire page(s) get painted, and I worry that I won't want them taking place in my dictionary. So I look for ways to work around them. So far it's all working out smoothly.
I chose the word yardstick (because of the need for yellow). This one was a creamy color so I took out a color pencil and gave it a yellow tint. (Looking a bit more orange than yellow) So I was sure to highlight the word in a lighter yellow.
I've been altering a few other words along the way.....
I went to the beginning of the book to choose a word.
Abbreviate. I stamped a list of abbreviated words.
I then turned the page and chose the word abode. I have seen so many cute houses being created and thought this a good time to try one myself. I DO NOT draw, so I surprised myself with this little 'abode'!
I then went again to the very next page and chose the word abreast.
At a time when I was playing with face stamps, I went in search of a word to use this "features" stamp.
Then there came forefinger.
And then I found this awesome bicycle rider on The Graphics Fairy blog and it just HAD to be in my dictionary. Bicycle already had an illustration and the word rider didn't have a good space for the image, so I went to wheel. Which also already had an illustration, but what I did not know and learned there was that a bicycle was often called a wheel.
And that's how my dictionary alters.