Thursday, April 15, 2010

Applegate Moments In Time Collage

Today's little project combines a bit of collage, rubber stamping and of course some INK!

The center piece for this little bit of fun is one of my favorite collage sheets I have ~ The Applegate Family 1 from Retro Cafe Art! I just LOVE this's just perfect :)

Applegate Family 002


Frame Mat

Vintage Sheet Music

Collage Image - Retro Cafe Art

Rubber Stamps - Queen Kat Designs

Distress Ink - Ranger

Ink Blending Tool - Ranger

Stickles Glitter Glue - Ranger

Rock Candy - Ranger

Ideaology Trinkets


1. Gently crumble the sheet music and flatten back out.

2. Apply Victorian Velvet and Stormy Sky Distress Inks to various areas of the sheet music.

3. Attach the sheet music to the frame mat. Cut an "X" in the center of the frame, fold back each flap and secure.

4. Rub Vintage Photo Distress Ink along the edges of the frame. Use the Ink Blending Tool to drag some of the ink towards the center.

5. Stamp "Moments in Time" and Bird images. Color with Distress Inks, apply Stickles to desired areas, trim and add to frame.

6. Add embellishments as desired.

7. Apply a layer of Rock Candy to the collage image. Let the Rock Candy dry completely. Distress the image further by using your finger nail or other tool to flake off some of the Rock Candy in a couple areas.

8. Affix the image to the back of the frame and cover with a piece of cardstock or chipboard.


Applegate Family 002

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Applegate Family 008

So there you go...

Have a great evening friends!!


  1. I love that collage! The Applegate family is great.

  2. Roni -

    I love this, just beautiful!

    Elaine Allen


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