Saturday, 11 February 2012

No flies on you

On the news this week there was an item about science's latest theory on the mystery of a Zebra's stripes.   This time 'they' put some horse models in a field painted in various horsey colours including the famous stripes.   The models were sticky and after a period of time the number of horse flies stuck to them were counted.   The zebra coloured model had the fewest flies.   New(?) theory zebra's used to be back and developed white strips to stop the horse flies.   This theory begs a lot of questions will have to find the scientist's  and send them an email!

In the mean time the idea provided the inspiration for a response to this week's Less is More.   Chrissie and Mandi have set the challenge of one layer cards with stripes.   A Dreamweaver stencil and DI in Black soot.   A small dragon fly (no stamps of horse flies in my stash) and the words 'no flies on you' both stamped in DI Barn Door.

The colour scheme was directed by Annabelle Stamps colour challenge of Red Black and White.  The two challenges blended perfectly.
Yesterday morning at 8:00 yours truly was driving to work past snow covered fields.  The early sun was veiled by a thin layer of cloud, another photo moment.   Goodness only knows what fellow road users think of this dotty woman struggling over lumpy snow covered ground at that time of day!

OK got to go and collect something from the post office.

39 comments:

  1. Brilliant interpretation of stripes Zoe!
    Super job!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Fabulous card Zoe, like the history to it as well

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  3. love your card and that is one lovely photo too

    Kathyk

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  4. Apologies if you've loads of comments from me today, all saying much the same! Trouble with t'internet this morning!

    Your stripey card is just great and I love your photo too

    Kathyk

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  5. Cute card...and a fun post!! Loved seeing pics of your "imps" on your sidebar...I have 2 of the 3..look alikes!!

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  6. Interesting information Zoe, but a great way to get inspiration and produce a fab card. Love your new photo - mad woman lol.
    Have a good day and enjoy the weekend and most of all stay warm.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  7. oh just love this card Hun,its so stylish,super design,so effective,I was outside Hun at 4.30 with the dogs,as Rex has not been well,and boy it was cold rrrrrr
    hugs Cherylxxxx

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  8. Zebra print, brilliant!
    Suepr card, it would work on it's own too, I think, glittered too maybe?
    Leve that photograph

    Thank you so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  9. great card - I heard that news item too - very interesting as I thought they only had stripes to blend in with background to avoid capture. No snow here so hope you don't get anymore of the white stuff

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  10. Just genius, what a great card. :)

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  11. Love your zebra card Zoe and what a beautiful photo. Have great weekend. x

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  12. Lovely card & great take on this weeks challenge.
    Sharon x

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  13. Fabulous card and the story associated with idea.

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  14. That's a lovely card Zoe, I read that news item too.
    Love the photo

    Jackie x

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  15. Great card and story and a fab snap too.

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  16. Great card, I missed that news item
    Beryl x

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  17. Very, very clever. The inspiration for both pattern and color points out that inspiration is everywhere - all that's needed is the talent to see it...good for you!

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  18. great card Zoe, and loved the science lesson lol, you'd have thought it! Debi x

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  19. Wow, how clever, I just thought straight lines lol! But then I took the thing about the zebras at face value too!!
    Lnbyx

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  20. Love the story behind the card.

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  21. Stunning clever card - inspired stripes! I did giggle, because I too am a dotty woman who gets out of the car to take pictures of the snow in the middle of nowhere! You photo is so beautiful - it was definitely worth it!

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  22. Great zebra card! you made me smile with your story of the painted horses with flies stuck to them. love it!

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  23. Love, love, love your card and with the touch of red...Awesome!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps Blog!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

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  24. Zebra stripes are a great idea Zoe and interesting science experiment! Mother nature has her reasons :0)
    Great photo, something about snow that makes you want to get the camera out .
    Jenny x

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  25. Very cool card! My DD has her whole card decked out in zebra stripes! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

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  26. I was drawn to those Zebra stripes, fab card. Lisa xxx

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  27. Great card and thank you for reminding me I had a set of animal skin stamps... I used the tiger!! Love the hint of colour with the dragonfly.

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  28. great card, love your zebra-stripes

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  29. Love your zebra card and all that info!
    Val x

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  30. I love bits of trivia, TFS! Love your card as well!!
    TFS with us this week :)
    Andrea

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  31. Love it! The zebra print is fab and superb sentiment. x

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  32. I heard that story too - maybe that's why zebras alos came to mind when I sat down to do this challenge but I didn't consciously make the connection! Love your card, the pink looks great with the B&W!

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  33. This is stunning Zoe, I love the simplicity and elegance of the design! Thank you for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

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  34. Hi Zoe, I love your zebra print, it's really effective! A stunning photo as well, would look lovely in a frame on the wall. Maria x

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  35. Great card, also love the story behind it.

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