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.


  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!

    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.

  2. Complete stranger butting in here!! Found your blog via LIM 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...
    I'm quite happy to stamp them out for you if they're any use or lend you the stamps.

    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

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

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

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

  6. i'm liking snowwhite... clever

    Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less Is More"


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