Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mini Collage Tutorial

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite vintage images!

I absolutely love this vintage card with these sweet little angels.
I created a mini wall hanging and thought I would share with you how I made it.

Take a piece of cardboard and cut it 6 x 6.

Cover it in cardstock wrapping around the edges. I do this just so the exposed edges aren't rough. It doesn't matter what color cardstock you use as it will be covered.

I then cut out the image.

I inked around my image to make it stand out more.

Glue a decorative patterned paper on your cardboard. I am using Cosmo Cricket's "Jolly by Golly" paper line. I love this line and have been using it through out almost all tutorials so far!

Cut a decorative strip of paper and punch with an edge punch to go across the bottom. I then took brown ink and my favorite blending tool to add a vintage look to both the paper and the strip. Glue down. Add a strip of decorative ribbon such as this scalloped velvet ribbon.

Glue another strip of paper along the top.
I then took blue chenille ric rac and glued across the top of the velvet ribbon.

Cut a 5 inch circle out of patterned paper. I used a sheet from Basic Grey's "Eskimo Kisses" paper line.

Slipped down beneath the edge of your bottom strip and glue.

Glue your vintage image to the middle of the collage.

I added a cute blue flower that I found at Michaels in their Wedding section.

I used a product called "Rock Candy" crackle paint. It gives a really cool vintage look to anything and is completely clear!

The "Merry Christmas" title I used is from another vintage card image that I cut out.

I then used a bottle of glitter glue called Stickles. This particular color called "Rock Candy" is completely clear! I love this stuff! It really gives you that vintage glitter look!

I just lightly used it along the angels dresses at the bottom and on the star. I also added gems to the snowflakes across the top.

Now just glue ribbon to the back for your hanger and it's done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I hope you enjoy using these sweet little angels!

Thank you for stopping by, Lindsey


Julie said...

I ADORE this, Lindsey! So creative and charming! I really need to get some of that Rock Candy--I love it! Hope you're having a wonderful night--I'm off to bed--see you tomorrow!

Irma said...

This is so beautiful!
What a sweet picture.
You've created something beautiful.

Greetings from Irma from Holland xx

Anonymous said...

That is too cute Lindsey! I wish I had time to craft more.....Stop by my blog there is something for you two crazy crafters!!! Big Hugs, Jennifer

Deborah said...

Adorable Lindsay. Thank you for the great directions and image.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Lindsey, that is a wonderful creation! You know, I am an artist and crafter as well but I am first and foremost a full-time teacher so I hardly have time for this fun hobby! You did such a great and professional job! Very sweet,indeed. Thank you for visiting my blog; it is always nice to see you come by and Merry Christmas!! Anita

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh my! My heart did a little jump when I saw this image! LOVE it! and you displayed it so sweetly, Lindsey! Thanks for sharing the image and the tutorial.

I'd love to hear what types of glue you use and if you have any particular gluing method. I wonder these things because the tag I just finished didn't adhere properly. :(

Love you sweet girls! ♥

Anonymous said...

I just love this..... It makes my Vintage Heart go Pitter-Pat!!
You have THE BEST tutorials!!
Happy Holidays!

Shelley said...

Love this...You two create the sweetest things...blessings

Florence and Mary said...

Oh that is just the cutest idea, I love the image you used.

What printer do you have to print on card stock. My lovely dad has said he'll buy me a new printer so I need to make sure I get the best one for crafting!

Victoria xx

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lindsey...
Hi sweetie. I absolutely love this tutorial. I always wondered the secrets to making these beautiful plaques/wall hangings. You just gave them all to us. I thank you for sharing with me today. I can't wait to try my luck at it too. I have some little tags I am going to start on. I'll have to let you know my outcome.

Have a beautiful day sweetie, and thanks again for sharing.

Stop by and say hi. I so love it when you do.

Country hugs...Sherry

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

*SCREAM*!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE this!!!! Oh thank you so much for this image! The collage is darling, I love it! I think I will make one and I know just the person to give it to for a gift! You are so sweet! Collages are my favorite things to make too :) I am a distress ink ADDICT, lol!! I love that stuff :):)
Thanks so much again :)

Becca said...

This looks like a snow globe on paper. So very cute!

Celestial Charms said...

I agree with Becca above. Looks like a vintage snowglobe. So very pretty. Thank you for sharing this beautiful image and tutorial.
So sweet!

Anonymous said...

I'm with Becca, I thought snowglobe as well when looking at this. Quite creative indeed. Well done. Come on by for a chance to win a free stocking. Hugs. Tammy

Yvonne said...

What a cute image. I can never get enough vintage images to craft with. I will bemodifying this idea to use as a program at our library. I am an adult services librarian in Indiana and I'm always looking for ideas. Thanks for sharing!

a Indiana Librarian

karen said...

Hi Ladies,
I have been so busy lately with work, decorating, family etc...so I have not had much computer time but when I do I have been so bad about leaving comments but I just had to let you know I have been following your sugar kissed posts and I absolutly LOVE everything. You are such and inspiration. So very creative and just down right girly!
Thank you for all the wonderful post. I always look forward to my visits here and once again you out did yourselves. This little image is so adorable. You did a great job adding your special touches.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

This IS a gem in and of itself! I'm so impressed! I love Basic Grey paper, but I've never heard of glitter glue. I shall have to look for some. How did you get the round circle so perfect? That's always my problem. This is such sweet eye candy I shouldn't be hungry for chocolate the rest of the day!

Heidi Ann said...

You are so talented, Lindsey. And that may be the very sweetest image you have used yet! Your wall hanging is just beautiful.

~~Carol~~ said...

I love this so much!! I've never done anything like this before, but you have inspired me to give it a try! Hopefully everything can be found at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I've got to try some of that Rock Candy crackle!
Thanks for sharing this sweet idea!

Julie Ranae said...

Are you kidding me, Lindsey...this is TOO SWEET! : ) Love it!

LiLi M. said...

Oh I just had to shut down the computer for a couple of days, otherwise I would have melted down to my chair I guess and nothing else would have happened, but you ladies have been so busy. Thanks for the tutorials, you are doing a great job!

Mary Poppins said...

So cute, I would love to display it on my Blog sidebar for Christmas, would that be alright. I shall link it to you when it is clicked on :)

Goregeous blog


Dogwood said...

I love it! Sooooo sweet. Thanks for the tutorial. I have taken notes and will make one similiar to yours. Do you ever sleep? Your creative mind is so full of wonderful ideas.


Hi Lindsey,
That is sweet and cute just like you and your Mom!
Thanks for making it look easy!
Deb :)

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

This is so cute!! I don't have all of the stuff it would take to do it...but at least I have an idea of how!

Cheryl said...

I love it!! You have such wonderful ideals ... Ms Crafty!

Anonymous said...

Twyla, Lyndsay, and friends.
This is so lovely!

I love this place..
Consider this your formal invite for my MERRY CHRISTMAS DRAWING!
YOu still have enough time as I wanted you to know so you have two chances of winning my latest work of art posted. Winners will be announced Sunday DEC. 13th.. Good luck girls..
Hugs, Darlene xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is something I would like to make. I have always wanted to use sheet music for a background! It's perfect and the little girls are angels!


“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”

Anonymous said...

What an adorable project! I would love to get into doing some paper crafting sometime- oh if only I had more time!!!

Beautiful creation!


The Feathered Nest said...

Lindsey, this is PRECIOUS!!! I just love that you've shared the steps in making it ~ thank you so much!! xxoo, Dawn

Nan said...

Thanks for posting it's darling and I would love to make one.

Happy@Home said...

SOOO CUTE! I just love what you have created with this darling image, Lindsey. How sweet of you to share your secrets.

Lisa said...

I love this! I need some of the distress ink! I made a Christmas collage but I think I should have layered more! Yours is awesome!
Thanks for the info!
Hugs, Lisa

Sandy said...

I just love your tutorials!!!! It makes it so much easier step by step for someone totally intimidated by these cute things! I can't look at a finished project and figure out how it was done, but you make it so simple!!!! Thank you!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

This is fantastic!!! Thanks so much for sharing! The colors and graphics are beautiful and, as always, the tutorials are excellent! Awesome! Hugs! Coralie

goldenbird said...

Lindsey, I love your collage! Thank you so much for sharing your techniques, I can't wait to try them myself.

Queenie said...

This mini collage is precious...the cutest little thing! I love it... Thanks for sharing a tutorial...I have got to get some colored ink for my printer!
Big Hugs,

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Lindsey, just wanted to say that I'm adoring this angel girl image! I think it's going to stay on the top of my blog for the rest of the season! Thanks again! ♥

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