Until I came to a portrait of Beethoven, and thought about the children's film "Beethoven" from the 1980s. The trouble was, the portrait was part of a large collage stamp which wasn't at all CAS. I tried just inking the portrait area with markers, but wasn't satisfied with the image, so I decided to use a mask. I inked a band, and stamped the image near the bottom - but the masking didn't work too well and cut off most of Beethoven's hair, the inked band looked too dark and I touched the card with my inky fingers and made a huge smudge.
Never mind, it means I have a failure to share, I've not included one of those for a while.
So what to do now? I was so short of ideas I seriously considered submitting this:
And calling it "Snow White". Do you think I'd have got away with it?
I was just about to give up when I remembered a box of "out of favour" unmounted stamps I have stored away. A quick rummage through it produced a couple of ideas. First of all this little chap basking by a giant cactus, which made me think of "The Mexican" (always nice to think about Brad Pitt!)
And this little robot, a perfect character for "I, Robot". This is the card I am submitting to the challenge.