Sunday 6 August 2017

Adapting your stamps

The less is more challenge this week is: tropical fruits.
The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: food and or drink.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: splatter it with Ranger products.

I combined them all as I'm running out of time.
It also took some thinking as I have one drink set (from Simon Says Stamp) but no tropical fruits, strawberries but nothing else.

I went through all my stamps in case I missed an image somewhere and found this rat eating cheese. I decided to turn the cheese into a watermelon, which is rather tropical I think, right? A food in any case ;-)

I used Ranger Distress inks for my watercoloring (mowed lawn, picked raspberry, pumice stone, tattered rose and ground espresso). I stamped the image with Versafine onyx black ink and also the sentiment from Clearly Besotted (brushed greetings II)
The rat is from Katzelkraft (les rats des ville).
I used Schut hot pressed watercolor paper.

The cheese has holes, but I made them look like watermelon seeds with the ground espresso.

Splattered mowed lawn as if a leafy canopy in the background.
Mounted the panel with foamtape and used a green washi tape on the side to fill the gap as my watercolor panels are always slighlty narrower.


  1. FAB card, I had the same idea ... I'll post mine tomorrow now ... it's sufficiently different to still go with it!! Two minds one thought!!!


  2. Love the red watermelon & quirky mouse !

  3. I love your card! It's simplicity with the splattered background and that sneaky little mouse is perfect. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  4. This image is a winner isn't it. I spotted Kathy's card first and he's certainly looking like 'the cat that's got the cream.' Cute fun and such a clever take on the challenge. Thanks for playing at Less is More with us.

  5. Love, love your card. I didn't know he was eating cheese until I read your description. Very creative card and a winner.

  6. Such a clever card Maaike, love your cheeky rat eating the melon too ;) Viv xx

  7. Fabulous card!! Very clever!! Wonderful design and coloring!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  8. What a super idea to turn the cheese into a watermelon... Very creative use of stamps and totally cute! Love your funny mouse and the CAS design. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!