Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Moments in Time Collage

Today I wanted to share a nifty little collage with you that I created using a variety of goodies....

Moments in Time

Moments in Time
I used a chipboard frame as the beginnings of this little collage which I covered with a piece of vintage sheet music I worked over.  When I say I worked it over I crumpled, inked, re-crumpled and inked it some more!

After it was attached to the frame I inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink.

I then stamped the bird, sentiment & clock, inked them then covered each with Glossy Accents.

I added a funky stick which I tied a key on with a bit of dyed rayon seam binding, affixed a few gears and the key hole, mounted the stamped images then went to work on the main image.

The image was mounted on a piece of chipboard then covered with crackle accents and left to dry.  When it had dried completely I mounted it to the back of the frame and covered the entire back with a piece of printed cardstock.

Here is a close up of the image after it was crackled...
Don't ya just love that look!
Moments in Time Close Up

So there you go...
a quick and very easy collage to give or keep!

BTW, a couple people asked about our hay making....Yes, we make several acres of hay...a few of them on our own land but mostly we rent small plots of ground here and there.  We make a variety of hay including pure alfalfa, alfalfa/grass mix and grass.  We keep much of the hay for our own cows and the donkeys but we do sell hay to folks who have horses, cows and other misc. farm animals.  The guys enjoy it and I occasionally help drive the tractor when needed.  I used to take turns on the wagon but after I injured my back I'm no longer able to do so...which is why I drive.  I don't mind it unless there is rain forecast...then dh gets grumpy and things usually go haywire (no pun intended - lol).   Anyway, that's a big part of our summer...makin' hay!


  1. I love it. Thanks for sharing your process.

  2. love it a lot. I meant to ask earlier and forgot. I think I saw where when y'all make more hay-- you have to sew more. Why? I just cant think of a reason to save me

  3. A beautiful collage,love what you've done.
    When I was a kid ( 50's) I helped on several farms,we drove tractors,milked and anything else that was needed.
    Never seemed like work since the end of the day food appeared from
    every where. The hand cranked peach ice cream has never been forgotten!

  4. Love the collage Roni, you have inspired me to make one for myself. I hope there is no rain so the haymaking goes well.

  5. Oh I do love crackling! Your collage is great fun. I think your donkeys should make the blog - if they have I have missed them!

  6. Stunning as always Roni! Your such an inspiration! The funny thing was I just pinned that exact photo on PINTREST today, LOL, for future use.
    Feel free to stop by my blog and see what I've been up to, and maybe join in my latest monthly handmade flower swap @
    HUGS ~ Elysia

  7. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing how you got to the end product as well. Hope that the rains hold off till you get your hay in!

  8. Wow! Love it Roni! Thanks so much for sharing with us. Happy Hay-making!

  9. The image is perfect Roni! Love your collage! Love that crackle!!!

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  11. Ok, I just can't help myself...I immediately though of the expression, "Make hay while the sun shines!" Love your vintage artwork, Roni! I have the crackle stuff and just might get it out to play today! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. GORGEOUS Roni! I love how this looks. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Elaine Allen


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