We had family staying with us last week so we have been out and about enjoying ourselves which inspired me to create this page which captures our visit to Lancaster (grin!).
I started by cutting up a leaflet about Lancaster which included map pieces, burgundy strips, the Lancaster logo and images of the buildings; they are stuck to the page using a glue stick. Next I added some Salvage Stickers from Tim Holtz which reminded me of the colour of the buildings, the architecture and the shops in the city centre; I edged them all with a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker. I also added some beige patterned strips, dark flowers and wording which are also stickers from Kaisercraft; the words refer to our day out in Lancaster and read “Enjoying Life” and “Lovely Moment”. To finish, I added a border of black Glitterations outline stickers to frame the Lancaster wording as well as a rocking horse and an umbrella which refer to some of the fun sights that we saw whilst exploring this city.
The rocking horse also reminded me that there is still a week to join us over at Try it on Tuesday and our Boys and Girls/Children challenge too!
As we got to Lancaster at lunchtime, we headed straight to The Three Mariners for lunch which is one of the oldest and most historical pubs in Lancaster. It is housed in a Grade II listed building in the very heart of the city and has seen plenty of historical action over the centuries, including being where prisoners of Lancaster Castle dungeons were led to enjoy one last drink.
They had a wide selection of drinks on offer with over ten hand pumps of beer (grin!). I had a pint of Amber Ale and as T Stands for Tuesday I’m joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth and wishing you all a Happy T Day!
For lunch I had a “Black & Blue Burger” which is a beef burger with melted blue cheese on top and Cajun spice – yum!
After lunch we walked around the City Loop, passing the Millennium Bridge over the river. Then we headed into the city to look at the architecture and came across this shopping area with a canopy of umbrellas hanging overhead; they were advertising a local Italian restaurant. Aren’t they fabulous?!
Along the same street we also saw this rocking horse which was restored recently as it is considered part of the city’s history; it is all that remains of Lawsons toy shop which was set up in 1837 on this particular site. I thought someone in particular from T Stands for Tuesday may like to have this on her wall as well (grin!).
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:
- Leaflet – Lancaster
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Salvage Stickers (Crowded Attic #TH92898)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Black 199)
- Kaisercraft Sticker Book (Antiquities SK807)
- Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Wildflower SS335)
- Docrafts Papermania Glitterations (Black Borders ANT8181015)
- Printed Rocking Horse and Umbrella
- Handwriting black marker pen
- Pritt Stick