Monday, 26 September 2011

It's male Jim, but not as we know it!

The theme for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Men Only".  I racked my brain on this one, and got to thinking about classic male portraits through history.  I finally settled on Micheangelo's undiscovered masterpiece "Jonah Lisa" as my inspiration, and here is my version of it :)

Though it looks flat in this photo, the frame is actually wood and is about 3/4 of an inch deep.  I covered it in copper metal which I had embossed with the Cuttlebug Clockworks folder.  "Jonah" is a Tim Holtz stamp coloured with Promarkers and the bowler had and moustache were hand-drawn by yours truly, then cut out and fixed in place.  Quite the jaunty fellow, dontcha think?  lol

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

18 comments :

Helen said...

Just love Jonah Lisa! He really brought a smile to my face when I saw it on the SSSS challenge site.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Jonah Lisa, very creative idea and fabulously executed too. Nice one Dan. Tracy x x

Gabby said...

OMGosh! So clever and toooo funny! I adore Jonah Lisa! The alterations are great and the copper frame is smashing (pun kind of intended!) :)

Nancy Wethington said...

ha ha ha ha - your sense of humor is too fun! Love your Jonah Lisa and the framing with copper! Fab piece, as usual.

Candy C said...

Your Jonah Lisa is fabulous! Even better than the original!! Love your bowler hat and mustache additions. Lisa is quite a handsome man! Love your copper frame and your coloring of Jonah is wonderful! Your sense of humor is over the top! haha <3 Candy

Andrea said...

just love the idea and only you Dan could think of it, fabby xx

Elaina said...

I love this card, it really made me smile and brightened my day. Very clever Dan.

Amy* said...

I almost spit my coffee all over my computer screen when I saw this!! Jonah Lisa ha ha ha...love the bowler and the mustache. You are so clever :)

sutty said...

LOL fab frame and great take on the challenge - reminds me of a conversation I had this weekend with some friends about a men's walk - I said I'd have to put my beard on for it....but maybe a moustache and hat now. TFS - love the copper frame.

Lynne Forsythe said...

BWAHAHAHAHA Dan......you are a CREATIVE GENIUS!! still giggling...LOVE YOUR CREATION!!

Wendy said...

Go Jonah! LOL I love it and the frame too :-)

Sid said...

Had to laugh at your interpretation Dan !

misteejay said...

Oh that is so clever Dan.

I love the copper work on the frame.

Toni xx

Ali said...

So funny, so stylish - love your thought process!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Dan,

I love the whimsy and humor of this piece! Definitely manly!! The copper frame is gorgeous!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Pam said...

LOL-great take on the theme!!

Sarah said...

Just so funny and yet so arty. I think He/She is fabulous and the metal really finishes off the look - a really great piece Dan!!!

Sue said...

I think this could inspire another Dan Brown novel - brilliant x

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