Sunday, August 23, 2015

My Other Creations: Ticket, please!

I have to say that I love so many things associated with tickets: movies, amusement parks, concerts, contests, carnivals, free food, etc.  But the two not-so-lovable ticket connections I thought of were speeding tickets and wait-in-line-forever tickets.  Not that I'm a pessimist, but when I learned that this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog theme was, "Ticket, please!" I made this piece in honor of all those times we have to wait with a little ticket in our hand for our number to be called.  I was tempted to be a bit cheeky and title this piece, "Ode to JoAnn's," but in their defense, my local branch has recently brought their A game to the cut counter, so maybe those lines are a thing of the past (fingers crossed).


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!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

14 comments:

  1. I love where your wonderfully creative mind went for this challenge! It's so perfect - and man do I dislike taking a ticket with a number! So clever - as always! Love what you did keep up the great work

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  2. So brilliant from beginning to end. I didn't realize that you had laid down the stencil and stamped over it! Love that idea and the whole image is just too funny!

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  3. You always think outside the box! Your work is astute and eye-catching. It took me awhile before I realized that Tim Holtz's Fashion 4 gal has on a hat. At first I thought she was a French model with a thin mustache! She reminded me of French detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau, of the Pink Panther,! I know, I know, I'm a kook. My mind goes in far-out places!

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  4. Hey Andrea,

    Such a standout card, just brilliant how you did the polka dot dress and the sentiment makes me giggle. Such nice colors too!

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  5. Oh s#÷@ I just got this. OMG, I nearly had an accident laughing. That is too cool. I'm going to raid the discarded queue ticket dish next time I see one. Love your lady. She looks suitably unimpressed by the whole process. Love how you made the background. Must check your tutorial. Such yummy colours as well. Hugz

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  6. Hi, me again. I remember looking at the tutorial before. Even wrote a comment!! I assume you drew around the speech bubbles with a fine pen to add definition? Must try this. Such s cool background. Hugz

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  7. Hahaha! Oh my gosh! YES! Who hasn't waiting in a line with those tickets? I think they're starting to go away now, but they used to be everywhere!! Your use of bright colors continues to really add such a PUNCH of happy to your projects :)


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. Haha, I love your take on the ticket challenge! Such an amazing colorful piece! I'm not familar with the JoAnne cut counter. But I understand it's no fun waiting... Hugs, Sandra

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  9. The speech bubbles around the tickets oh yeah! I can't just hear them shouting out the numbers. Great tip about blowing up stamped images and your lady's dress looks divine. Her hairdo is a bit frazzled which is just how I feel when I'm waiting for my number to be called.

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  10. Such a gorgeous creation! Andrea. The background colors and pattern are amazing. :)

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  11. Another brilliant piece of art, Andrea and just so clever... I always LOVE what you create and this is stunning!! :)

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  12. This is so funny Andrea!! I love your ticket background. That stamped lady was perfect for this and I love that she is holding a real ticket. So clever!

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  13. Wonderful Andrea, what a fabulous background! Deb xo

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  14. Clever, fun, and such a joy to look at your creativity!

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