Friday, 8 May 2009

Just the ticket

Jackie's last challenge on CBC was "Just the ticket" and a giveaway seems just the ticket too so I've combined them here! Itkupilli is offering free collage sheets and I chose the Take Two sheet to play with.

I resized the lady in hot pants so her arms had just the right span for a stamped ticket and then cut round her fingers so I could curl them over the top so it looks like she's really holding it up. She's printed with a laser printer in black and white and then tinted with Copics, her shoes are coated in Glossy Accents to give them shine and dimension.

I cut the card blank slightly short (so extending past it means it still fits the envelope) and tucked the two text pieces from the collage sheet under the top corner, inking and distressing for added interest.

Di's stitching idea on a recent project inspired the gold circle and I used real mother of pearl buttons, inspired by the digital ones on the collage sheet.

Take Two collage sheet (Itkupilli)

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Textured Harlequin backgrounder
The Ticket Counter

Epic Laid Black (Prism)
Premium copy paper

Versamark by Tsukineko
Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Perfect Pearls (Antique Gold)
Copic markers
Mother of pearl buttons
Gold thread
Linen thread
Glossy Accents
Plastic canvas circle (as template for stitching)

Fun to do something a bit different - hope you enjoyed looking! Thanks for visiting today!


Jackie Elwin said...

this is wonderful! and you got the size of your lady perfect for the ticket. Great card and thanks for joining in :)


Darlene said...

You are so clever with the way you sized the lady to "hold" this ticket. Awesome project!

Kathy said...

This is fab, Joanne - it really sounds as though you had fun with it too - which is what its all about, eh?

Karen said...

Now she is a saucy lady!!!! You have done a wonderful job with the resizing and made a great card X

Unknown said...

Joanne, she's such a fab image, isn't she? You've captured her perfectly holding up that ticket. Great card!


Anonymous said...

Really clever - love the simplicity but it has a powerful impact visually!

Janice said...

Wow that's fab Joanne. Hope you linked it back to the blog as I'm sure she would be thrilled to see what you have done.

Terri said...

how fun is that! very clever!

*itKuPiLLi* said...

This is so great, I love it, it's so fun, but yet so stylish!

Priscilla said...

I love the "take two" collage sheet..I have it, just have not used it yet...this has really inspired me..thanks :)

Traceyr said...

Wonderful Joanne lots of elements there. Great!

Lorri said...

Great Card, love how she is holding the ticket :) I had some fun with some of the images too. Also, you might like to play with some of my freebie images too... thanks for sharing.