Loved seeing all the different kinds of material used in the gallery creations this week! Such great ideas and inspiration. This week the challenge is to use polka dots. We're sponsored by Simon Says Stamp, who so generously is offering a $25 gift card for the winner of this week's challenge!
You may be thinking, "did she even read the challenge before posting this card?"
Upon closer inspection of my Die-namics Skyline die, I realized the windows are actually round ... and polka-dotted! I used glossy cardstock for the background, which allows a smooth blending of inks, especially the intense HA neon inks. The moon mask is from two circle punches. The cityscape is cut up and rearranged in back.
For those who may not know, Ramadan started on Wednesday. This card is for my friend Saira who goes on the city adventures with me. So the cityscape is also symbolic of our trips together. I wasn't quite sure how to make a Ramadan card, or what one even looks like, so I checked out a few on-line. Hopefully I got the idea right, and it's not off in any way!
Here are some pics from our adventure last week ...
Butterfly garden at Peggy Notebaert Museum
A true hidden gem of Chicago, the Caldwell Lily Pond is right outside Lincoln Park Zoo. Originally from the Victorian times, it was re-done in 1936 in the Prairie-style architecture that Frank Lloyd Wright is so famous for.
Creatures from the Lily Pond.
Monkeys on the waterfall.
At the end of the day we always ask "favorites." This was Logan's favorite part. Perfect jumping rocks.
This is my favorite. Saira picked out a great Ethiopian restaurant for dinner (The Ethiopian Diamond in Edgewater). I had never eaten this cuisine before, so I was excited to learn that your food comes out family style on a huge platter. The fun part is that you use the tart "pancakes" as silverware to grab your meats and vegetables.
I would not want to be a bus boy in a place with no silverware, especially when kids sit down!
Jackson's favorite. The best frozen yogurt shop EVER! Lickety Split.
It was late on a Monday night, and it was still packed with about 50 satisfied customers. I ordered a creation that started with red velvet cake, then added marshmallow fluff, raspberries, frozen yogurt, whip cream, and a cherry. Um, yes, we will be back!
How can this not make you happy?!?
Thanks so much for looking!