With the glorious sunny weather last week we decided to go on one of our favourite circular walks from Scorton to Nicky Nook and back, with a visit to the Apple Store café. This page was inspired by our walk and the pretty mismatched china that we found at the café.
To start I sectioned the page in a starburst design to represent the sunny day and our circular walk, then I cut pieces of decoupage papers the same size as these sections and stuck them to the page using a UHU Stic. I used two different papers and alternated them, the pretty colourful butterflies represent the countryside and the lovely gardens we sat in at the café and the measurement paper depicts the miles we walked and the hills we climbed whilst on our walk. Next I drew black lines with a ruler and Sharpie Permanent Marker between each section and added some white gesso with my finger to soften some of the colours and designs. I stuck some black border stickers through each butterfly patterned section and some silver outline stickers along each black line outlining the shapes with a black Uni Pin marker. My mismatched tea spoons, teacups and saucers are rub-on transfers which I arranged around the page, I like the way some of the cups are hanging from hooks along the black lines. To finish I added some shadows under the different images using a Slate Spectrum Aqua Marker and I stuck a pretty embellished teapot in the centre.
I’m pleased to be able to join Bleubeard and Elizabeth over at T Stands for Tuesday with my tea related page, as well as Gill from gibbyfrogettcraftations who is hosting the “Elegance & Grunge” challenge over at Art Journal Journey.
The walk was around 5.5 miles and this is the marker at the summit of Nicky Nook with the Red Rose of Lancashire painted on the side of it. In the distance you can just see where we had walked from, through woodlands and past a reservoir.
Nicky Nook is located in the Forest of Bowland and is 215m (705ft) above sea level. We live in an area that is known for being relatively flat and being by the sea we are just about at sea level, so walking up this hill made a nice change and the views were breathtaking.
This is the view looking the other way, we were heading towards the lake on the left hand side which is where the café is located.
You may remember this walk and café from my post last year. The café is located in the Victorian glass houses of the grounds of Wyresdale Park.
This time we sat in the garden in the shade of the trees, because it was too hot to sit inside. I think everyone had the same idea as they were bringing the tables and chairs out from within.
This time we had a triple sausage sandwich, chips (fries) and a pot of green tea in the pretty mismatched china.
Here we are saying a big cheers to the T Gang and wishing you all a very 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:
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Memento Ink (London Fog)
- Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Slate)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.3 mm)
- Anita’s Sugarloaf Inc. (Retro Starburst 7146)
- Viva Gade Decoupage Paper (Helsinki 25586)
- Poundworld (Patch Paper DS9454)
- Royal & Langnickel Rub-on Sentiments (Romantic Tea #PAR-244 Rub-on)
- Sandylion Kelly Panacci Scrapbook Collection (Stitches & Borders KSC102)
- Docrafts Anita’s Outline Stickers (Fanciful Floral Corners Silver ANT8101411)
- Outline Stickers (Time – Silver 90493S)
- Poundland (Handmade Embellishments)
- UHU Stic
- The Range double-sided foam tape