3 Sep 2013

Z is for Zebra

My latest page for the Alpha challenge at The Craft Barn had me delving into my stamp stash to find this stamp, I like how this challenge makes me search through my stamp stash and use the ones which have been left unloved (shame on me!) for a long time.  This stamp is no exception as it has to be one of my early buys when I first ventured into the world of rubber stamps.  It is a wooden cube stamp by JudiKins with 4 designs  I have used just 2 on my page and have chosen to leave it black and white.   I was tempted to get my water colours out......


I stamped with Archival black ink onto my gessoed page creating a scene, the dictionary definition had to be cut from another dictionary as my Y page overlapped the Z page, I inked the edges with black soot distress ink.  The letters are Tim Holtz range.....sorry forgotten what they are called ...they are self adhesive plastic.  I am pleased I decided to leave as black and white as I now have several b/w pages which balance up my very colourful pages lol.

Thanks for looking and for all the lovely comments you have been leaving me on my altered dictionary journey

'till next time, happy crafting












22 comments:

  1. Lovely page! Good you left it black and white - perfect for the zebras :-) Love the letters!

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  2. Love your zebra page, great take on the Z challenge.

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  3. Nice page, I am going to do Zebra too but mine will be a lot different!

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  4. Terrific page and love the letters you used.

    Chrissie x

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  5. Loving the scene you have created and I think you were right to leave it black and white!!

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  6. Love the black and white and the composition of the page
    Laura

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  7. What a fantastic dictionary page - great word choice, and perfect to stick to the b&w palette. I wanted to say a quick thank you for your lovely comment on my Flower Book over at Artistic Stamper (yes, I'm a bit behind - sorry!) - so much appreciated.
    Alison x
    Oh... and fabulous tag on your blog header too!!

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  8. Hi Maggie, I'm glad you left your page black and white too - it has so much impact. Gorgeous stamps and I love the composition with the smaller zebras in the background. MMx

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  9. It's just lovely, I think leaving it black and white was a great idea. Claire x

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  10. Beautiful page, such depth in your stamping! Great job. Hugs Frea

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  11. Lovely composition and I agree the black and white is stunning but the temptation to add colour - just a little would probably have got to me - then I would have said 'shouldn't have done that'.lol.

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    1. Lol Carol I was sooooooo tempted!!!

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  12. A wonderful black and white page, love your take on the "Z".

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  13. Very beautiful and inspired page, Maggie. I think B&W is just perfect!

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  14. I always wanted that Judikins cube but then I got a zebra stamp in a grab bag and decided it wasn't needed. I love what you've done with it & I'm glad you've left it in black & white.

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  15. Lovely page, I like how you used black and white ,stunning !

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  16. Those stamps are lovely, you must be pleased you found them again, they make a great African steppe scene !

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  17. your black and white page looks very interesting and unique! I liked how you have created the scene with zebras, lovely!
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  18. Love your page! I remember that cube stamp, never did get round to buying one! Your zebras look great! xx

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  19. oh I have those stamps, have not used them in a loooong time.
    Great page ! well done
    Thanks for playing
    Izzy

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