It may be hard to tell the size on this in the pic, but it's about 7" by 12", so it's good-sized. I started with the background. I stuck a bunch of Tim Holtz ticket stamps to a large acrylic block, inked them up with Ranger Jet Black Archival, then stamped them over a 12x12 speech bubble stencil (here's a tutorial I did last year on stamping over stencils if you've never given it a whirl) onto white mixed media paper. Once the black ink dried, I used watercolors to paint inside the speech bubbles.
The next step was to add some color to the background by sponging Distress Ink through some stencils, then smudging more ink here and there.
The star of our show is one of Tim Holtz's fashion gals. I wanted her to be bigger than the stamp size, so I stamped her on a piece of paper then enlarged it on a copy machine by almost 200%. I do this quite often with stamps when I need them to be a different size than the original. Then I put my copy on a light box (a window with sun shining through it works well, too), then put a piece of polka dot paper on top and traced/guessed where the lines of her dress would go. I fussy-cut the dress and put it on my girl.
I used a black Sharpie to add lines to the inside and outside of the dress, and to color in the photocopy where it wasn't dark enough. I colored my girl's skin with Spectrum Noir markers. I glued down her dress, cut out my girl and attached her to my page. I stuck a real life JoAnn's cut counter waiting ticket in her arm.
I added the sentiment and wah-lah! My ticket collage was complete!
These are the supplies I used from Simon Says Stamp:
This is such a fun and versatile theme and I can't wait to see where you go with it! Be sure to upload your masterpieces to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!