Peep of the Week: Like a Comic Strip!

Peonies Big

Author Note: My tickets won Peep of the Week for August 8, 2014! 

For my Power Poppy Peep of the Week Challenge entry, I’d like to say that Comic-Con arriving in my town inspired me to create these fun floral tickets! I just love Marcella’s lively illustrations, and I wanted to give her peonies (from the first Dynamic Duos set) a bold “pop-art” treatment.

Peony ticket strip

I cut the tickets out of some mixed-media paper, using the Tim Holtz Ticket Strip die. Then I masked and stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black. I love stamping just parts of a flower and leaving plenty of negative space. Suddenly these blooms looked dynamic and about to tumble into motion! I colored the peonies with copics (using the R, RV and V color families), and selected BG11 Moon White for the background.  It reminded me of the skies a superhero might fly through.


I was very tempted to add some sort of 3-D embellishment (altered tickets are often mini collages and adorned with charms), but I thought it would take away from the comic-strip look I was going for. However, I did succumb to temptation for these other two tickets. I gave them a little “sugar coating” with Rock Candy Distress Glitter.  Sparkly!

Photo Jul 29, 12 45 53 PM



8 thoughts on “Peep of the Week: Like a Comic Strip!

  1. THUD!!! My oh my are your Peony tickets ever STUNNING!! They’re so brilliantly colored and just pop against your sky background!! How clever and creative to make tickets with this image!! And I have to agree with you…the negative space really makes the whole project sing!! So glad you joined the Power Poppy Peep challenge this week!!


  2. OH my gosh…I am loving your floral tickets! The colors are so vibrant and I love all of the negative space! I am so glad you could play along with us this week at Power Poppy! 🙂


  3. lesliekmiller says:

    How utterly cute and what beautiful coloring! I’ll confess I’ve never seen tickets like this before. Fantastic! Thanks for joining our Peep of the Week challenge!


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