I've had fun in the past putting hats on Penny Black images, so when I was thinking about making a Halloween card yesterday I wondered who would like to dress up for Halloween.
Ms. Mona Lisa volunteered but I immediately saw a problem. She was gifted with a VERY LONG neck! If I were to put a witch's hat on her head, she would become too elongated to fit on a card, much less fit through a doorway to get to the Halloween party. Travel in a car? Impossible. Not even a royal coach could accommodate the height!
An internet search led us to the Frankenstein Surgery Center where she underwent their increasingly popular "neckectomy" procedure. Problem solved!! As soon as the bandages were removed I presented Ms. Mona with her very own witch's hat and snapped her picture as she gazed with curiosity at the bats who hovered nearby.
|Ms. Mona Lisa before surgery|
Seriously, I used Penny Black's woodblock stamp Mona Lisa, stamping it and heat embossing it and colored with Copics. I then cut her into three pieces (ouch!) snipped away excess neck and reassembled her into what you see here. This took me several tries as my inky black fingers left smudges more than once!! The bats were stamped with an ancient generic sponge stamp. The hat is a Martha Stewart punch.
I had a great time and a few giggles as I altered Ms. Mona and put the card together. Hope it brought a smile for you, too!
I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, Anything Goes.
Hard to believe Labor Day weekend is upon us!! Where did Summer go? We are looking forward to the cooler, crisper days of Fall. Thank you for your visit today!! Enjoy your weekend.