After an enjoyable hike to the top of Nicky Nook, in the Forest of Bowland, we stopped by The Apple Store Café to regain our strength. We had such a wonderful day I decided to capture it in my journal.
The background was inspired by some ironwork I had seen in the village and café. To replicate the look I used a doile stamp with Memento Ink and a fretwork stencil with Distress Ink, along with a diluted Spectrum Aqua Marker which I applied using an acrylic block. The advertising leaflet from the Apple Store had a vintage image of apples sat on a table and made a wonderful addition to the page. I added the map from our hike and highlighted areas to show the loop we walked and where the café is situated. As the café is set in a restored glass house I used some potted plant stickers which I fussy cut and added black doodle lines to blend them into the page. I just love, love, love this page; it has really captured the mood and magic of our wonderful day! I’m so pleased to be able to link my page to this month’s Maps theme over at Art Journal Journey.
Scorton is a really picturesque old style village and the starting point for our hike.
We passed through some of the most beautiful countryside and farmland, woodlands, across streams and alongside lakes on our way to the summit.
From the summit of Nicky Nook there are spectacular views over Lancashire’s coastal plain including the Fylde Coast (where we live), Morecombe Bay and the Lakeland fells. It was so worth the visit!
The Apple Store Café is situated in the grounds of Wyresdale Park, it is very charming and full of character with its mismatched crockery, old wooden tables and chairs and metal lattice pathways which is part of the original Victorian glass house flooring.
We had a pot of green tea and the biggest prawn sandwich imaginable accompanied by side order of chips. As you can see the sandwich was so big it obscured the tea so I’ve added a separate picture so I can join the T-Gang over at T Stands for Tuesday, wishing you all a Happy T Day! We had such a fabulous day! We will definitely be exploring this area again and visiting the café very soon!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Memento Dye Ink (London Fog)
- Spectrum Aqua Artist Markers (Terracotta, Charcoal, Lime)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Brushed Corduroy)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt Artist Pen (Black 199)
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.1mm)
- Dutch Doobadoo stencil (DDBO Dutch Mask Art A5 Vintage)
- Dovecraft Curiosity Corner clear stamps (A5 Lace and Doile DCCS009)
- Penny Black 2007 Stickeroos (Painted Vases #10-191)
- Map and leaflet
- The Range glue pen and glue stick