Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ticket... Get your Ticket...

This week the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge was inspired by my fellow DT member Sandra who suggested a ticket challenge.  Any type of ticket can be used in your art this week. 

I was inspired to  create a matchbox with a series of tickets that reside inside of the box.
I started with some mixed media papers with white paint mixed with water and splattered over the background.  I let them dry and then misted over the painted surface with a mix of color shine sprays.

I used these to create the matchox, drawer and multiple tickets.   I then went to town adding images, sentiments/rub-ons and white highlights.

Inside the matchbox there are a variety of tickets with fun images and different stamps.
Each ticket was inspired by images and stamps.  I had fun creating a variety of different vignettes with the tickets.

One of my favorite Hero Arts stamp with the dandelions spreading their seeds (as long as it isn't in our lawn!) 

I had picked out this image and found the fun sentiment from a Wendy Vecchi  and couldn't resist pairing them together.  Her hair reminds me of my grade school math teacher.  I swear you could have put a pencil in her hair and pull it out and leave a perfect ole.  She was the best math teacher I ever had and a lovely lady too! 

 The little girl is playing as a fairy queen with her butterfly wings and tiara. 
Here is a sailor inspiring the travel ticket.

This is a back to school inspired ticket. This cutie-pie had me pulling out the ruler stencil to pair with her. 
 I love this little boy image and he is just too cute.  I had to put him on one of my tickets.

I hope you enjoyed the ticket parade!

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Come join in and show off your tickets this week  for a chance to win a Simon Says Stamp  $50 gift voucher!

Have a wonderful week!



  1. these are perhaps the prettiest tickets I've seen! Loving your take on this challenge and all that sweet pink! keep up the amazing creativity!

  2. Suzz this may be my favorite project you ever have done! What a great idea to cut out the images! Love the colors and the stamped images that add to the overall design! SUPER job!!!

  3. Stunning! I love this. The matchbox is beautiful and I love all the tickets. Especially the one about your math teacher. Bad hair but a great teacher and lovely person. What a tribute to her!

  4. These are crazy good! I love them all. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. What a brilliant idea, Suzz ... so beautifully executed ... all those tickets are fabulous! Anita :)

  6. Hi Suzz,

    What FUN - so imaginative. You put a great deal of TLC into this project. Hope it gets enjoyed for the little masterpiece it is!

  7. Really cool tickets and ticket box, Suzz! I love the happy colors you used for backgrounds :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. What a sweet ticket box! The tickets are so fun! Love all the vintage pictures! Hugs, Sandra

  9. Your project is great and each ticket's a gem. I love all the tiny aspects which make them so much fun to look at.

  10. Wow... this ticket box is amazing, Suzz. I love all the tickets you created. They are so unique and gorgeous. :)

  11. There is so much work and so much wonderful detail in your little treasure box,'s just wonderful and each ticket is perfect! :)

  12. Wow Sue, this is amazing! I love all those tickets, the images you used and great sentiments. Beautiful colours too and fantastic stamping of course.

  13. This is such an absolutely inspiring and beautiful piece! I love your theme of tickets for our imagination and each little scene is so filled with energy and heart! I love each one and the personality that is shown, along with the go-get-em message! I feel like I could conquer the world if I pulled out one of these tickets each day! This is one of my favorite pieces of yours yet...and you always make my favorites, so that's saying a lot!


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