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.

I’m pleased to join the lovely Erika aka BioArtGal and her Polka-Dots, Stripes, Plaids and Patterns challenge over at Art Journal Journey with patterns and stripes on this page.

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

17 thoughts on “Lancaster

  1. Your page makes a fine advertisement for Lancaster. Interesting coincidence as I was looking at places to stay in Lancaster, New Hampshire. Himself’s paternal grandparents are buried there and I thought it make a fun cemetery siting trip as well as seeing the foliage. I love the umbrellas over the shopping area. Too fun. Don’t you have an umbrella man stamp or paper image? That’s what the umbrellas made me think of. Your burger sounds good though I’ll skip the bleu cheese and substitute cheddar cheese and some bacon. Happy T Day

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  2. You had me at rocking horse. In fact, that was the first thing I saw when I viewed your incredible page. This is absolutely stunning. I noticed you outlined it, too. Of course, I realize there are other things to see on this beautiful journal page, and they fit so well with Erika’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    What an amazing building. It is beautiful and I’m sure has a huge history. But where is the STOUT beer? I’m a stout lover, so the next time you visit Lancaster and eat at The Three Mariners, please take a photo of the stout, even if you don’t drink it (BIG GRIN). Thanks for sharing your black and blue and your amber ale with us for T this Tuesday.

    I was so delighted to see that you shared both the umbrellas and the absolutely incredible rocking horse with us. Yes, I’d love to have it on a wall, but I fear I’d have to build a room to house it in. I have to admit, this is a classic British rocking horse. I love it.

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  3. Now this is a very very cool rocking horse! Loved it. My Hubs would enjoy a pint with you and we both would really love that hamburger sounds really good with the blue cheese.
    Great journal page too for rembrance Happy Tuesday kathy

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  4. It looks like you had a fantastic visit to Lancaster. I’ll take one of those amber ales. It looks like a nice drink. And a burger is always yummy in my mind. And I do like your page. Cutting up those brochures makes a really nice background and also captures your day. I like it. Hope it was a happy T day Jo. Hugs-Erika

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  5. Lovely photos from your outing Jo. It must have been good showing family around Lancaster. I think they see things differently and perhaps what we take for granted they will pint out and refresh our memories.
    Its a fantastic page Jo. and that burger looked yummy.
    Have a great day.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. I love the post and the page, a great outing, superb!
    A wonderful entry for AJJ dear Jo! Thank you for supporting the challenge again!
    Have a great rest of the week!
    Susi xxx

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  7. What a so Gorgeous Art journal page Jo !! I looove the design, and all the details you have added, it´s just Amazing ! Happy belated T-day ! (sorry I´m late) This old pub building is really fabulous, as your meals are. And, ohhh, what a so magnifique rocking horse!!
    I wish you a very nice afternboon, and send you big hugss

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  8. Mine will be an Amber ale as well please.
    What a lovely pub!
    Your Lancaster journal page is wonderful. It has all the elements needed and it is clear that it is about Lancaster.
    I smiled at the rocking horse, thinking that a certain person will be whooping for joy upon seeing it.
    Your black and blue burger looks absolutely delicious and the umbrellas in the street are such fun.
    Sorry I’m late in commenting. We are having problems with the power lines in the strong winds. The power goes off every few minutes for a short while and then it takes my computer a few minutes to boot up again. Nightmare!
    Happy belated T-Day,

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  9. What a great page! We just traveled to Lancaster, Pa for a trip last weekend and we really enjoyed it.(Must be a great place despite the different continents) I loved seeing the picture of the pub that you ate at. What a beautiful stone building!
    Happy Tea Day,

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  10. It’s a great page, celebrating a brilliant city – great to share in your day out (I love those umbrellas!). I have to confess, though, that in terms of history I’ve always been a bit of a Yorkist, so I have a built in preference for the white rose over the red… sorry!
    Alison x

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