Creative Crafty Friends is hosting a swap for the Letter Z. I had so few ideas for this letter that I decided to go with two ATCS of a similar nature. Because in this household of an Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pen, there is only one Z and that stands for Zebra.
Sometime ago I wrote a post for Zebra Pen’s blog that showed how to draw the beautiful Grevy’s Zebra. I had also tangled a zebra in the past and I thought since I had already done the artwork – why not use it? I took both pieces of art that are originally about 8″ x 10″ and reduced them to about 2″ x 3″ each. I also had some scraps of scrapbook paper in zebra design which I grabbed and a couple ATC bases.
I began by inking the edges of my pieces of art. And of course I forgot I needed to run them through my sticker machine. Eek! Of course I forgot!
I ran the zebras and the zebra paper through – turning them into stickers. And I adhered the two pieces of striped paper to my ATC bases.
I inked the edges with black in keeping with the zebra idea.
Then removed the sticker backing and added the zebras to the ATCs.
Of course the first thing I noticed was this set of Grevy’s Zebras were not centered. Yeah, this doesn’t peel up so well so I needed a different fix for this unfortunate detail.
When Mark and I were in Florida recently I had the opportunity to go to a Michael’s. The closest one to me currently is in Canada. I purchased a few things that didn’t require much room in the suitcase – like these pretty little beads of pearls.
I really like these because they come on an adhesive base. You just cut off the amount you want to use and stick it in place. I figured the white color would work well with my theme and they could fill in some of that area and make it look like I meant for my zebras to be off-centered.
And I think they helped. Keeping in mind this is a 2.5″ x 3.5″ piece.
When I was getting business cards made awhile back I had them make a few including my zebras. Moo.com is pretty great for business cards!
I like the way these letter Z ATCs turned out and they are clearer in person than these photos show. Already headed to their new home! Creative Crafty Friends is the swapping place to be right now!