Now one can interpret this in a number of ways. Dots might be a feature in the creation or the creation may reflect something someone is "dotty" about. I decided to take it both ways!
Around this neck of the woods in the US, locals have been going "dotty" over a baby Masai Giraffe, Kipenzi (which means beloved or precious one in Swahili). born April 7 at the Toledo Zoo. Elsewhere, in New York, another baby giraffe, this one a Reticulated Giraffe, named Tajiri (rich or wealthy in Swahili), was born live on Facebook on April 15. Giraffes are a big thing these days! People were indeed going dotty over giraffes, especially baby ones!
I made a background first, featuring dots of various sizes in various colors from the Altenew "Summer Afternoon" collection of Crisp Dye Inks on Neena white card:
- Stamps: Altenew "Halftone Circles"; Hampton Art "Safari Adventure 2" (IC0363), "Safari Adventure 3" (IC0364) and "Nature Sketchbook 2" (IC0375)
- Inks: Altenew "Paper Bag", "Caramel Coffee", "Warm Sunshine" and "Buttercream"; Distress Marker "Vintage Photo"
- Papers: Paper Studio Value Pack Notecards "ivory"; Neena white; and scrap of ochre/yellow card
- Adhesives: Viva Las Vegas "Miracle Tape"; Ranger Collage Glue Stick"