2011: Chicago Skydeck
The Chicago Skydeck is one of the places that we have visited many times with friends and on our own. (See other trips –> 2014, 2016). This trip was with our friend Stephanie who was attending a conference in Chicago, and we drove up to see her.
I chose a metal background paper for this spread to hint at the industrial nature of this skyscraper, and on the right-hand page I put the official tourist photo from the trip. It can be opened so that the viewer can see inside. You should see a scroll bar on the picture above so that you can swipe to see it opened and closed. I actually have the picture under the plastic, and the cover is fit through a slice in the plastic page protector (See how to do this HERE).
The left-hand page has a postcard from the tourist store, our tickets from the event, and a brochure from the experience. The brochure is affixed to the outside of the plastic page protector so that it too can be opened for the viewer to read.
Above is the second spread from our trip to the Chicago Skydeck and has our pictures from the Ledge – a glass box at the top of the building that allows you to walk outside the edge of the building. It is a pretty exhilarating or terrifying experience depending on if you like heights.
For the right-hand page I used my Cricut machine to cut out the scroll pattern as I thought that it would make it look like gusts of wind against the blue-sky background and matched the swirls that are on the background of the right-hand page.