Time for me to host the Club CK ISSUE Challenge again! You can check it out HERE.
This week I am challenging participants to use a map or a map symbol or shape on their layout in a new way...something they have not tried before.
For me, I decided to print my own map paper to use as the background for my photos. The story is about a day hike last summer in the Ape Cave of Mt. St. Helens. I googled for this map---I think I actually found this one on the forest service website. I was really impressed with the quality of this print. Sometimes you get a lot of blurriness but this one has great detail!
I cut it into 3 vertical pieces because I am also using this sketch from The Paper Bakery. I really like this one! I felt that even though I was using the map to support my story, cutting it for design was not going to change that (and I lined them up pretty close anyway to minimize this). Also, the place where we visited was left intact and uncovered, allowing me to highlight it.
I created the chevrons by lacing baker's twine around some brads---pretty clever, I thought! Arrow, black border and lower portion of title cut with Silhouette.
If you feel inspired, come on over to Club CK and play along with us. Each participant is eligible for a randomly drawn prize at the end of an ISSUE (in this case, the end of June). The more you play, the more chances you have to win! We have a new ISSUE Challenge every Wednesday.