Thursday, September 3, 2009

Zebra Tea Party in Africa

Phew!!! I think I just made the last flight to Africa - I thought I was going to miss it!

This week Mothermark invited us all to come along to a teaparty/concert in Africa this week to help Mr & Mrs Zebralski tone down the wild ways of their aspiring rockstar teenager Zeke.

I'm hoping my Grevy Zebras (who swore to me that they are directly related to Zeke) will inspire them with their natural beauty and majesty to tone down his 'rock star' look a little bit while at the same time allowing him to find the space in the world that fits him!

This is an actual photo that I took at the Lewar Downs Wildlife Conservancy, at Lerai Tented Camps in Isiolo, Kenya when Kent and I were there on safari in 1998.

These are Grevy zebras - their stripes don't go around the whole body - they stop at the top of the belly which is white. There is another zebra called the Churchill zebra whose stripes do cover the whole body. I learned these little details from our guide, Joseph, on our trip!

I enlarged my photo 211% (didn't have a digital camera at the time so I just photocopied the print on my printer - Yikes!) and printed it on white cardstock - the card is a whopping 8 1/2 x 4 3/4. I stamped the sentiment directly on the cardstock. I didn't think it needed anything else added accept for the black framing panel.

I'll see you all soon at the Rock concert teaparty! If I'm late save some tea and music for me!!!!

Thanks for dropping by today!
Stamps: Wordsworth by Rubber Soul
Paper: white: PTI, Basic Black: SU
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: photo, printer


Crystal said...

Julia this is absolutely awesome!!! Lovin your creativity!

Donna Marie said...

Lots of cute stuff!!As usual :-)
Wish I had known, I know someone who makes cards LOL

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Julia...that must have been a fabulous trip!!!! I am so glad you were able to make the trip's never to late to parteeeee!!!!! I love your need to frame this beauty!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I'm so glad you finally arrived at the party, Julia! We were just getting ready to break out your birthday cake. Yep, this party is going on right through to your birthday on Saturday! Fun, huh?

Your card is beautiful! What a great idea to use one of your photographs from your safari. That must have been one awesome trip!

Sue from Oregon said...

I bet you have some great stories to tell of your travels! TFS!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Perfect for the tea party! Happy Birthday!

Lisa Foster said...

Very Cool pic! That must have been a fabulous trip! Happy Birthday, My friend! Hugs, Lisa

Anonymous said...

What a cool pic turned into a fun card!! I love it!! HUGS

jdmommy said...

I love that you used your own photo for this challenge, and taught us something to boot!!! I can't even imagine being there..I know you and Kent had a thrilling adventure!! I think you got to the party in time......!

Debbie Corbari said...

What the HECK? Is it your BIRTHDAY and nobody told ME????? I was going to comment on your unbelievably beautiful card (you lucky thing...having gone on a SAFARI!)...and I read the comments and find out its your B'day?? Did I miss it or is coming up this weekend??? Either way - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Lauri said...

Have a great birthday!!!!! that is a fabulous photograph!

Anonymous said...

That must have been an amazing trip to go on. Such a beautiful picture. ---teri

dpkennedy said...


Awesome photo!!