So, I went quite literal this time. White cotton background (just like a real map) The roads, county lines, road numbers, railroads, rivers, etc are stitched. I then painted in the colors of the different roads and the river with Pigma Brush Pens.
As you might remember...I started this month's challenge with a whole different direction. But it grew too big (20 X 20). Here is a link to my art blog if you want to see the final outcome of the big piece: http://kellyartist.blogspot.com/2012/09/and-it-grew-and-grew.html