Monday, July 13, 2015

Santa Sees RED.....


Santa Says...Shop Til You Drop
It's Christmas in July
Mrs. Claus hits the mall
Thinking Santa gave permission to buy.

Meanwhile Santa relaxes at home
Unaware of his face on sale tags
Imagine his shock from head to toe
When the Mrs. walks in with her bags.

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Hello to all!~ and welcome back sweet creative friends. 

Today is my second project as a July guest designer for Mixed Media Mojo with their Theme: Christmas, Twist: Santa.

June Challenge

Let me take a moment to thank Maria and her wonderful design team for giving me the opportunity to share my artwork. They are such a sweet group of gals and it's been fun!

Today is Art Journal Monday at Mixed Media Mojo so I had the opportunity to play with a Santa theme in my art journal. 

The poem above is an attempt to explain what happened to Mr. and Mrs. Claus when someone stole Santa's identity!!!!!!  

You see... Mrs. Claus only bought items with Santa's name tag on them... thinking that he said... shop til you drop... so she did!!!!!!

I began by making a background with distress paint and distress ink.  I also used Patti Parrish, Dylusions and Tim Holtz stencils. 

Stenciling, drawing, cutting and gluing - creating the characters.
I even decided to use part of a Dylusions stamp to make Mrs Claus a new dress!  Everything was painted with Neocolor II and Faber-Castell Pitt Pens and highlighted with Ranger inks.

Decided Mrs. Claus needed some elves to carry her packages too. 

Mrs. Claus made sure all of her packages still had Santa's tag on them when she brought them home. They are all attached with string too!  

She even sent in Santa's package first - by way of Santa's chief elf... but seeing the shock on Santa's face... he didn't know if he should give it to Santa or not!!  

Mrs. Claus was so proud of her new Dylusions dress that she wore it home to be sure she looked really pretty for Santa. 

Unfortunately, Santa never saw the dress... since all he could see was the packages and wonder if he had any money left in the bank! 

As always... thanks for spending time for me. 
Hubby says he feels sorry for Santa and is very glad it's not Christmas in July - ehehehhehe!!! 

Big Hugs. j. 

So happy for the opportunity to enter Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the following challenges:
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July Challenge - Something To Say

Mrs. Claus definitely had SOMETHING TO SAY but Santa was SPEECHLESS!!!!



Valerie-Jael said...

Love your wonderful, fun pages! Hugs, Valerie

Pamellia said...

Oh my gosh Joi, this is hilarious!! What a fun page, I keep scrolling back up for another look! I didn't know that you knew my family...hahahaha!!! Those elves are fabulous, this is really a fantastic theme, idea, and layout!

While I'm here, I will say Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Something to Say' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Wow!! What an amazing cool journal!! Never though of doing an art journal with a Christmas theme! Gorgeous!
And I want to thank you for your lovely comment on my post on Mixed Media Place, made me really happy!
Have a lovely night!

yyam said... love love your story! Poor Santa! :)
Congrats on being guest designer. These pages are super fun!

Win Dinn, Artist said...

Such fun, Joi, and I can't see the consternation this has caused at the North Pole - how to mess up Santa's holidays! :D

Jenny Marples said...

LOVE this page Joi!!! Santa has no idea how much time goes into prepping for his arrival does he! Not sure I'd want to be in Mrs Claus shoes right now! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Unknown said...

WOWIE, Joi!! This is just amazing!! I can't even draw stick figures, and you've hand drawn Santa and Mr. Claus and the elves!! Just WOW!! This is soooo much fun!! Just a wonderful Guest Designer project for Mixed Media Mojo!! XOXO-Shari

Unknown said...

Great page and so festive that makes me wish Christmas was a little closer! Thanks for playing along at Frilly and Funkie xx

hazel said...

This is absolutely fabulous Joi and so much fun. Thank you for being such a perfect Guest Designer at Mixed Media Mojo.
xxx Hazel. DT member.