Saturday, 27 December 2014

Ebony, Ivory, Living In Perfect Harmony

Hello.  Welcome.  I can hear you singing it.  Go on, admit it.  Over at The Craft Barn it's the final Q&L Challenge.  I haven't managed all of the years challenges but I've joined in with quite a few.  This time I chose a lyric rather than a quote.  I've used the refrain from Ebony and Ivory, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.  

Since I still had my brayer and paints out I decided to do another inky background.  I've gone a bit more purple, orange, yellow and heavy on the white smudges to counteract the darker colours.  Using Kaisercraft Grafitti and Unity Chickenwire stamps. 

The song talks about keyboards and people so I decided to try my very poor painting skills to give me a keyboard type thingy.  OK, not exactly the perfect rendition I had in mind and I can't believe I covered up that lovely painty background!!  Although some of it is still peeking through.  Then I realised I had a problem.  With it being all  black and white do I write with a black or a white pen??  Uhhhhh......  So I decided to write my quote with my stripes.  Then I had visions of zebras.  ???

My writing didn't come out as well as I would have liked but I do like the stripey legs and arms.  They are from a Flonzcraft stamp set called Zebra Hands and Legs.  Funky.  They look like they are dancing along.   Another fun sign for the smallest room.  

Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Q&L Challenge - Faith and or Harmony
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Pick a Fave I picked anything goes
Stampotique Designers Challenge 176 - Anything Goes Week 4
That Craft Place - Anything Goes  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you don't get that song stuck in your head.  Hugz


  1. I was thinking of that song and can clearly hear McCartney & Wonder singing it. I like the depiction very much.

  2. Fantastic entry Gail, great wavy keyboards and the stripey legs are perfect. Loving the lyric you have chosen. Some amazing layers here:-) xxx

  3. Amazing!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

  4. Great lyrics to choose and I love your piano stripes with the writing!

  5. This is fantastic! Of course now I will be humming that song all day! Best wishes for a great 2015!

  6. Fun to read about your creative process for this page. Love the white and black keyboard (I instantly "saw" it as a piano keyboard). Never mind about covering the background, a crafter's got to do what a crafter's got to do!

  7. This is fab Gail (although I do hate that song) I love your background, and the legs are great fun! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampotique, and have a very Happy New Year.
    Sue xx

  8. I think your page is wonderful, lots of fun. And yes, I was singing along. Excellent song! Happy New Year!

  9. A fabulous, fun page. Love the legs! Happy new year!

  10. Great page and I love the stripy legs! Thank you so much for playing along in the Anything Goes Challenge with us over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  11. Oh I love this so much - I do love zebra's and music :)

    thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge over at That Craft Place

    hugs Kerrie x
    TCP DT


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