Lytham St. Annes

Loving the happy colours of some vintage images of Lytham St. Annes that I found in a magazine, I was inspired to create this happy page to celebrate where we live and sunshiny weather which I have been wishing for of late (grin!).

I started by blending some white and blue Liquitex acrylic paints to cover the background of the page; varying the colours and also adding some Peach Liquitex acrylic paint to produce an aged and worn look. Next I added some blue and white striped washi tape vertically and horizontally onto the page, then lots of rub-on transfers and stickers to build up the design; they include some vintage black and white rub-on transfers, some beach designed stickers and rub-on transfers and also some 3D fabric flower and heart stickers. I used a black Uni Pin marker to outline some of them so they stood out more. To finish, I cut out the Majestic Hotel and Lytham St. Annes images from a local advertising magazine, mounted them onto some black paper and stuck them to the page using double-sided tape or foam tape.

We feel very blessed to live by the sea and there is nothing better than walking along the beach. One of our favourite regular walks is with our very good friend, where we start at Fairhaven Lake …

…. and walk alongside the dunes towards the beach which you can just about see in the distance …

… along the beach passing the beach huts …

…. and past the pier and then back along the promenade returning to Fairhaven Lake. It’s about 4.25 miles and we always see lots along the way whether it’s winter birds or the summer tourists (grin!).

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Halle of Halle’s Hobbies and her Words to live by challenge over at Art Journal Journey as the words say Lytham St. Annes is the perfect resort especially when you live here (grin!).

I’m happy to join the #193 Here Comes The Sun challenge over at Moo Mania & More with my sunshiny page.

I’m joining in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their Vacation challenge with my Lytham St. Annes art journal page.

I’m also joining the Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Summer Vibes! Challenge as this page reminds me of summer.

Don’t forget that you still have over a week to join the It’s a Man’s World challenge over at Try it on Tuesday too, it would be lovely to see you there!

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Swedish Blue, Navy, Apricot)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.5mm)
  • The Works (Washi Tape Set)
  • Royal & Langnickel Rub-on Create-A-Collage (Travel Collage #ROY-871)
  • Craft Planet Metallic Waterfall Sticker Set (Beach PO#9622)
  • Wilko (Let’s Create A5 Stickers)
  • Old Magazine
  • Coloured Paper (Black)
  • Stix2 double-sided tape
  • The Range double-sided foam tape

21 thoughts on “Lytham St. Annes

  1. Your page is so much fun and how cool that it is about your town. Those are really playful interesting. And I really enjoyed seeing the photos. You have a fantastic walk. It’s really beautiful . It looks pretty flat too which is always a plus. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  2. It’s a bit gloomy this morning so your page and pictures from your walk are a delightful treat. It looks like you had such a beautiful day. I love the row of beach houses. Are they for rent for the day at the beach? Enjoy your day!

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  3. A fantastic, bright and cheerful journal page, it makes me want to pack a case and go off for a sunny holiday.
    Looking at the weather these days, i think it could be wet like it is here.
    Your photos looked lovely, it must be a very pleasant walk , there seems so much to see as you walk to the beach.
    Happy weekend Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  4. Thank you for joining Art Journal Journey again with this wonderful page,just terrific! You are a happy girl to live in such a wonderful area! Thank you for supporting Moo Mania & More! Happy weekend, Susi🤗

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  5. Hot colors turn this beach inspired art into summer fun. The vintage and mid-century modern images you used are fabulous. I love how you included the pops of color with the beiges, too. Wonderful artwork and perfect for Halle’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    I always love seeing the Beach Huts that we don’t have in the states. You had a fabulous walk and got some great photos, too.

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  6. Wonderful art journal page with these happy colours of the vintage images of Lytham St. Annes!
    I love your beautiful photos too!
    Wish you a nice Sunday and a happy new week! Rike xx

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  7. Yes, please, some sunny summer weather soon! Today was better – not exactly hot, but at least it didn’t rain so I suppose I shouldn’t complain. I love the retro images in your page, so evocative of that particular era when travel was a much more glamorous affair (or at least they made an effort in that direction!). Fabulous photos showing off L St. A too.
    Alison x

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