April 8, 2011

The Explorers Club

Happy Friday. Suzz Here.

When we were young, my brother and sisters spent a lot of time outside coming up with games and adventures. No hand held electronic devices for us. :)  When I saw the wonderful Huck Finn plate it reminded me of those times and inspired me to think of creating a journal for an explorers club. 

The base of the journal is a composition notebook.  Cut a brown paper bag(from the grocery store) to cover the front and back.  I had an old map which I had purchased at the libraries book resale store for a quarter. (Great place to find materials) Cut map to size and tear middle section to show the paper bag on the cover.

Stamp several of the fun images from Huck Finn onto watercolor paper using pigment ink. Color images using watercolor markers and an aqua brush. Cut them out. Sponge edges of map and paper bag with brown die ink.

The rest was a combination of layering stamps and images. All the images and stamps are from Huck Finn and Ephemeral Backgrounds.

Have a wonderful weekend!



Louise (KardKrazy) said...

What a great design....with so much detail. Love this!

Lin said...

Wow, how fun is this! Well done, Sue!

Terry said...

Just love the design and use of the map!. Wonderful!