With family staying for the week, we decided to celebrate by having Friday’s special of “Crab and Chips” at the Queens in Lytham. We managed a dessert too – a yummy raspberry and white chocolate meringue with ice cream. We had such a wonderful time and the food was so amazing that I created a journal page to remember our visit.
I started the background by covering one half of the page diagonally with “The Daily Catch” greaseproof paper that the restaurant serves their fish entrees on – our crab was served on a sheet just like it! (I cheekily asked for a clean one for my journal page). The other half of the page is covered with decoupage paper; I choose pink and white to match the raspberry and white chocolate meringue that I had. Both papers are stuck down using a UHU Stic and Liquitex matte gel medium. The blackboard pieces are made from a tag which I covered with a layer of black acrylic paint and then decorated and wrote on with a white gel pen, I used a UHU Stic and double-sided foam tape to fix them to the page. The meringue sign is a piece of white mixed media paper on which I stamped the wording using Memento Ink. The circle outline is a Spectrum Aqua Marker and once I had cut it out I fixed it to the page using a UHU Stic, then I added the sparkly pink hearts and a meringue which I created from a napkin. The restaurant name is taken from their leaflet which I stuck to the page using double-sided foam tape. The dot borders are stickers, as are the words, which remind me of the lovely time we had. To finish I used a UHU Stic to stick down the crab alongside the chip image and I added a black gemstone to the centre of the blackboard tag hole.
The dressed crab and chips was incredibly popular and tasted so good – yum! The newspaper design greaseproof paper alludes back to the old days when they wrapped fish and chips in old newspapers.
I spotted the meringues on this wonderful display as soon as I walked through the door. There is a choice of Strawberry, Lemon or Raspberry and White Chocolate.
The meringue was lovely and soft in the centre, and the raspberry swirls turned my tongue bright pink! It was drizzled in white chocolate and I was delightfully surprised to find lots of white chocolate chunks embedded in the meringue too – delicious!
The fun continues in this restaurant as they serve third of a pint glasses of beer in a cricket bat! It’s a great idea for those of us who like to try a variety of beers and can’t make up their mind; I shared this one with my hubby. From left to right the beers are Theakston’s Old Peculier, Caledonian Flying Scotsman and Caledonian Golden XPA. As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m saying a big hello to all of the T Gang … Happy T Day!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Memento Dye Ink (Love Letter)
- Spectrum Aqua Artist’s Marker (Scarlet)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.1mm)
- Uniball Signo gel pen (White)
- Docrafts A5 clear stamp set (Alphas Folk DCE 907115)
- Dovecraft upper case alphabet stamp set (WDN Alpha Stmp DCVW0050)
- Poundworld DecoTime (Paper Patch DS9454)
- The Works (Hang Tags)
- Daler Rowney paper (Mixed Media 437 150 400)
- Caspari Chatsworth Napkins (Peony)
- The Works (12 Glitter Heart Stickers)
- Poundland (Design Gems)
- Sandylion Kelly Panacci Scrapbook Collection (Stitches & Borders KSCB102)
- Greaseproof paper
- UHU Stic
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- The Range double-sided foam tape