At the end of May I'm lucky enough (or crazy enough, not sure which) to be going to Austria with my best friend on a week long hike of the Tyrolean mountains. Despite having to carry our stuff in our back packs (real hiking) there's just no way I'll be able to last the whole seven days without journaling it.
I decided the easiest and lightest way was just to purchase a small A6 size sketch book but it was just far too plain and crying out for a bit of a tart up.
An earlier Gelli Plate session had given me some great background fodder so I chose this piece which had an amazing retro feel to it. Just created with two Distress paint colours Peeled Paint and Salty Ocean and a Dina Wakley stencil from Ranger called Mod.
I had originally planned to do lots to this one but on seeing it peeled from the Gelli Plate I fell in love instantly and was reluctant to add anything at all to it.
So it became my starting point to cover my book. To add some detail and interest to my cover I used the Echo Park kit Capture Life which has some brilliant stickers and great papers to layer and also has it's own retro feel.
I think this and a couple of pens will be sufficient and should take up no space at all in my back pack even if I have to throw out something else like a pair of socks!