PaperArtsy Challenge Topic#12 Tansfers.

Hi Everyone. It’s been a while since I've posted PA challenge. Today I was very inspired Alison Bomber's post transfer with Gelli Plate 'The Courage of Your Dreams'.  Fabulous topic and beautiful samples PaperArtsy blog which you can see here
I tried many times to the transfer with Gelli but I was not able to grasp the techniques  easily and repeatedly failed. Finally I found out how to do it and I get closer.
These are some results and not perfect but....

Then I made this for the challenge, her face was sadly finished and I named 'A Queen of sorrow'.

I used Alison's quotes stamps around the queen EAB05, EAB07 and Lynne Perrella stamp LPC033 for the border.
Thank you so much dropping, see you soon.
Etsuko xxx


PaperArtsy Blog post Topic10 Paper DollsHi

Hi everyone welcome to my blog and so sorry for I haven't posted it for a long time. Tonight I'd like to share with you what I have made for the 'PaperDoll' topic. 

Long time ago I met a Santos doll in my mother's book and I thought it was a scary doll that was still child. But the more scary the more intriguing and could not forget it. Actually, real dolls are made of wood and ceramics but this theme is paper doll, I decided to make a paper Santos doll what I love it and using PaperArtsy stamps and Fresco paints.

Santos dolls take their name from Spanish word for Saint, their development flourished in Europe in the 1700's and 1800's. Originally, Santos were created for use as in-home altars. They were needed in small villages that did not have a priest, as well as for when it was not possible to travel church, such as during times of war.---from santos cage doll com

I start to made the upper body of the doll and the pattern of the cage. Paper can be made easier than wood and ceramics.

The doll part was made using the 'head' of the Clockwork birds  and the camisole of Hot Pick Set 1214 (HP1214)I collaged the body and costume with this together into one.

I made both hands and painted with Vintage Lace, Toffee and Coral Frescos.

Next I made costume paper.

I added some Seth Apter stamp with Gold Fresco on the blue costume paper. And I created accessories with rhinestone and pearls, also I gave a heart shrine to the hands. I made her crown and collar with yellow paper.

These are the pillars and pedestal patterns of the cage. 

This is the cage pillars and pedestal decoration base. I used Rusty Car, Golden Sands and Sleight Blue Infusions first and stamped HP1102EZ with Coffee Archival finally I used various embossing powders. I glued these and assembled it.

I used Ink the Dog Clocks plate 6 (C6) with Black Archival on the piece of book with Rocky Road Infusion spritzed.

I decorated the interior with the clocks, cut the clocks and I covered With UTEE and hanged them with chain.

It was a favorite topic to do and I very much enjoyed my project. I hope you enjoyed my post and that you will have a go making fun your own Santos Doll. If you look at Santos Doll with Pinterest, various dolls are introduced, please check it out if you like. Thank you so much for join with me. See you soon.

Etsuko xxx


PaperArtsy Challenge Blog Topic # 8 'Boxes'

Hi everyone,thank you so much to welcome here, and I'd like to share with you my take on our wonderful topic 'Boxes'. I like this three-dimensional project and it is a lot of fun to build with some material and techniques. Tonight I used PA stamps, paints. clay, wire and small wooden box...Le's get started, please enjoy!!
I remembered my cousin sending small present for her friends and I decided to make small box to put in greeting tags to her.

I took this box what I used : The dimension of the wood case is H65mm x W100 x L120mm. I painted white gesso in the box.

Arranged the Gelli printing surface with Seth ESA02 and Jofy new stamp Jofy62.

I glued the masterboard to the box and painted the inside by Space Cadet, Chalk and Gold Fresco. I stuck the masterboard but the box shape is so flat, I decided to add something interesting. 

 I remembered lovebird in Elena's new stamp ZA20 and came up this idea- birdcage on the lid. I stamped the lovebird on the extended polymer clay, slashed with a knife and warmed up in the oven for 20 minutes. Once it cooled down I painted by Southern Skies and White Fire Fresco.

The cage made by wire and beads, the wire work was harder than accessories chain...The finish was clumsy!

I set the birdcage on the lid of the box.

 Also I made these greeting tag to put in the box. Used craft paper as the tag mount, randomly glued the leftover masterboard, and stamped several images with Chalk Fresco. I then made the embellishments with Elena's mini stamps. ZN13, ZN20, ZN22, ZN30, ZN31, ZN32. I used watercolor and fussy cut leave the white part then hung it with wire and beads to the tags.

I would be happy if you like this project. Elena's new stamps are so cute and various kinds of world has developed with background, and these are so useful such as a greeting card, journal, 3D figures and more. Gelli play is very fun and sometimes get happy results. Hope you will start to make and enjoy with them.

Etsuko Noguchi xxx


Feelings of spring

Hi everyone welcome to here. Today is a bit cold but it is already in spring, and spring flowers have started to bloom little by little. So I have felt like making this.

I used PaperArtsy Jofy's stamps and Fresco Paint, Although I was going to make it with white background but I did feel restless, so I distressed it.
Thank you so much for stopping by, see you soon!!

Etsuko xxx


cards and tags

Hi everyone I have been away from here for a long time so sorry.
Today I will post few cards for 52 playing card facebook club and some tags.
First of all to post these cards.
week 7
I used Darcy's butterfly.

week 8 prompt6 Make Your Mark.
Stamp by Sandra Evertson

week 9 prompt4 Open and Transparent
Stamps by Paperartsy Hot picks

week10 prompt8 Home Sweet Home
I used Kate's college sheet and collaged.

week11 prompt9 How does your Garden grow?
Stamps by PaperArtsy  Darcy

I did not carefully read the previous posting rules, so I made it freely Lol!! 
From the week 8 we made it along the theme.

Tag 1--#10tag
Using PaperArtsy Jofy and Elena stamps.

Tag 2--#10tag
Jofy and Alison Bomber stamps.

Tag 3--#8tag
Solder the edges using a test tube plate.

Tag 4--#8tag
PaperArtsy--Emma and Elena stamps

Thank you so much stopping by see you soon.
Etsuko xxx


Week6 for the 52 Playing cards FB

Hi everyone!!  Thank you so much welcome to here.
It is snowing since morning, covering 2cm and melted so quickly lol. It's a crafting day!!!
I made 2 cards for the FB group.
The card used all leftover pieces and the blurred woman is the result of using rust powder.

The monster card for Valentine's day. I love the stamp( Elena's Mini ZN13 ) that he is so cute.

Thank you so much for stopping by, see you soon!!
Etsuko xxx


Flaming Hearts frame and Coquille ring.

Hi everyone welcome to here.
I finished the Sandra's Flaming Hearts what I was making before hospitalization and quite big coquille ring by Coquille

Flaming Hearts frame using 4x4 wooden frame, I wanted cobalt blue on the heart and to finish the whole with a blue gradation.

The coquille ring made yesterday. At first I thought about making something accessories with this shellfish,  I planned a bracelet, necklace and ring but I decided to ring from the size. It was a bit big for a ring but I thought it was fun. 
I made it close to a shell color but one more thing I would like to have a bright color. 

Thank you so much stopping by see you soon!!

Etsuko xx