Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? Now that is the question.
I’ve loved zebras for as long as I could remember. Those stripes are just so eye-catching.
My husband (boyfriend at the time) and I were on a road trip to Big Sur (it’s on the central coast of California). Anyway, we were trekking along the road near Hearst’s Castle and all of a sudden there were several zebras frolicking along in the acres of fields. I was beside myself. I thought it was the coolest thing ever – after all the only time I’ve ever seen a Zebra was at the zoo. Now, I’m not sure what these zebras were doing in California as the state (or should I say country) is not known for its zebra population.
I was secretly hoping it was a tourist trap. As we continued driving I was looking everywhere for a feed the zebras sign or something of that sort, but there wasn’t.
So, this brings me to my bucket list. Go on an African Safari. I’m not talking about the kind at the Wild Animal Park in San Diego. I want to go on a real safari and see the zebras, hippos, giraffes, and all the other animals in their natural habitat. Someday for sure.
I created this layout as a reminder of that road trip and those beautiful zebras. Just a FYI, this layout is super simple and took about 15 minutes. Check it out below.
As I was designing this layout in my head, I knew I wanted the entire spread to have a zebra print look but I also wanted empty spaces for my schedule. So, I decided to block out the empty spaces with some paper.
Then, with my black distress ink and blending tool and sponge, I colored in the animal print stencil (similar). This part can be a bit tricky as the stencil tends to move a bit – so practice on a piece of paper before committing to a permanent area.
I decided to add a pop of color and lettered the month with this pink brush pen.
Notebooks and Stencil (similar)
Ink Pad and Acrylic Block
Blending Foam/Tool and Distress Ink
Stamps from The Sassy Club