Lake District

When sorting through some boxes at my mums, we came across some old maps from our holidays when I was younger. I have so many fond memories of those holidays that I decided to create this Lake District page (smile!).

I started by stamping a Tiny Dots stamp from Kaisercraft onto the background using Picked Raspberry Distress Archival Ink and black Archival Ink. Next I stamped some ferns over the top, as they are native to the Lake District, using a Leaf Prints stamp from Tim Holtz and some Peeled Paint Distress Archival Ink. Then I applied some white acrylic paint over the top using a brayer to push the images and colours into the background. I ripped a Lake District map, keeping the corner image, “The Lake District” wording and die cutting the birds and branches from it using a Silhouette Birds and also a Small Tattered Florals Thinlits set by Tim Holtz. I edged all the paper pieces using a black Faber-Castell marker and then I stuck them in place using a glue stick. To finish, I added the wording which were from a Kaisercraft Sticker sheet; they read “Happy”, “When I look back I want to remember this moment” and “Beautiful”.

I have fond childhood memories of visiting Kendal, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Keswick and Grange-over-Sands in the Lake District; I think this bird is adorable as he looks like he’s fell walking like we always used to on our holidays (grin!).

Here are the old maps from my childhood that inspired my page – don’t you just love the raven on the English Lakes front cover (smile!).

Hoping that you all stay safe and well! x

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


I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

The lovely Chris from Pearshapedcrafting is hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month and has chosen When We Were Young so I’m joining her with my Lake District page which was inspired from happy times when I was young.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #174 – Anything Goes challenge with my Lake District page.

LTSCB#156 – Anything Goes over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with the old maps that I used to create this page.

MIUCB#60 – Anything Goes + optional Clean & Simple over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog with my simple design of stamping and map pieces on this page.


11 thoughts on “Lake District

  1. What a wonderful page for my AJJ theme Jo! I love that little walking bird especially! This is a really brilliant idea for a page. You were lucky to visit the Lake Disrict when you were young – I was in my 40s when I first visited. Thanks Jo, have a great weekend, hugs, Chrisx

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  2. Wow Jo. This is a great page and a great way to remember those childhood vacations. I really love how you used the old maps to die cut the birds. That’s a really clever idea and looks great on your page.I like this page a lot, and it is perfect for Chris’ challenge at AJJ. Thanks for joining us. Hope you are having a great weekend also. hugs-Erika

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  3. I really had to smile as your bird certainly does look as if he is out walking. What a fab image to illustrate your childhood memory.
    The Lakes are certainly a lovely place, especially for children – not like some of the coastal resorts full of places where they need to spend money, instead they can enjoy the countryside and learn such a lot about the life and lovliness of that area.
    I do like how you went over the ferns, they are still visible behind the thin coating of white acrylic paint – a lovelys page so well thought out and composed.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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