Sunday, 14 April 2013

Less is More - Film titles

This week it's a one layer challenge at Less is More - and the theme is "A Film"  - not great news for me as I'm not a great film fan so I don't know the names of many films. And searching through my stash produced nothing that brought any films to mind.

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.
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Do you have a stamp of Mozart? You could do one of my all time faves - Amadeus! These are great - clever tie ins to the movies!

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    1. Oh Ardyth, I've been looking everywhere for a stamp of Mozart! My son in law is a huge Mozart fan and I'd love to be able to make him a birthday card featuring him.

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  2. Complete stranger butting in here!! Found your blog via LIM challenge...love your cards.
    I've got a couple of stamps that my musical daughter says have Mozart on them...I've put a photo on pinterest for you...
    http://pinterest.com/strawberrylady/mozart/
    I'm quite happy to stamp them out for you if they're any use or lend you the stamps.
    Sarah

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    1. Hi Sarah
      First of all, lovely to meet you! I've just had a look at your blog and I take it you are in Oxford, given the name of the blog? The collage design on the left is exactly what I'm looking for, I'd love to know where I can buy it (I've just tried googling the code I can see on it, but got no joy), but if I can't buy it then I'd be delighted to take you up on your offer of some stamped images
      Jane

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  3. Hola Jane, clever ideas for your cards about yours films, the mexican it´s so funny card :D, good job!
    Hugs from Palma

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  4. You have been really busy Jane, they are all fab, but I REALLY like the Beethoven one!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  5. Such clever ideas & fabulous cards. Hugs Bev x

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  6. i'm liking snowwhite... clever


    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen
    "Less Is More"

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