PaperArtsy Challenge blog Topic 12 Stencils.

Hello friends and welcome to my craft garden.
I was resting little while the blog.
On the PaperArtsy blog Topic 12 Stencil this time, I was always inspired by Lin Brown's use of stencils. Her blog 'Yours Artfully' is here.  And I followed her tutorial of my background.
I took 8 x 8 Journal and I made the cover first.
I glued some Prima's cutting papers onto the cover background then I brayered by Honey Dew, Wisteria, Cheesecake and Caribbean Sea Fresco Paints. Next I used Prima and Tim Holtz's stencils by Taupe and Nougat Fresco Paints. After the paints  dried I paint Snow Flake Fresco and sprayed water.
The background was completely dry I used StencilGirl's bird stencil and doodling the flower and bubbles.
I made layers, 1, I stamped Linne Perrella's LPC 009 onto the section tracing paper by cobalt Archival. 2, Die cut the Dial of a clock and distressed it by paints and texture paste. 3, I used gold embossing powder and made the letters.
Finally I glued 1-3 staffs onto the background. 
This is the journal cover what  I made, I'm so sorry for long description without the process photos. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful craft days.
Etsuko xxx


Old black cat

Hello friends and welcome.
Today I posted another craft, this crochet black cat that was made 10 years ago.
I love knitting but I haven't crochet or knitting recently.
Maybe the cat was last one. The cat design isn't my original, Tomoko Takamori's original. She is fabulous crochet doll designer and here is her site. Please check it if you have interest.

This is the black cat that I made.

Thank you so much stopping by...
Have a nice craft days.

Etsuko xxx


PaperArtsy 2015 #11 Challenge Mini Book(by me)

Hello Everyone, my name Etsuko Noguchi, I have been living in the East of Japan ‘Saga’. This Saga Prefecture agriculture in the main source of income, the rice fields has also spread around near my house. But the agriculture is becoming reduced by the difficult enough revenue for small farms and the aging of farmers. Farmland is changing to the mall and emerging residential areas. 

I have been started craft since 2013 and soon I have found PA stamps and PA blog. Wonderful Leandra’s video and gust designers tutorials are like a compass that led me into the mixed media world. 
This fortnight PA topic is ‘Hiding Object’ then I decided to make the ’Mini Book’.

1st. I used to die cut Tim Holtz the arch die by gray chipboard and painted Irish Cream Fresco and White Heavy Gesso to the base. Also I stamped Darcy's Mini stamps by Stazon Jet Black onto the smoothy heavy weight card.

2nd. I used some dots stencil with 3D Gross Gel, mica powders and micro beads.

Page1,2. I used stamps(backgrounds)--ENS13 circles, music notes. EDY11 dots EN10 Darcy's flowers for focal point. Paint--Bougainvillea, Wisteria, Claret and Snow Flake Fresco.  Words--Jofy's JOFY09 by Archival Jet Black and UniBall gold.

Page3,4. Stumps--EDY05, EDY11EDY12 and Darcy's bird EM12 for focal point.
Paints--Cinnamon, Tango, Hey Pesto and Snow White Fresco. Words--Darcy's EDY14.

Page5,6. Stumps--EDY06EDY14, and Darcy's btterfly EDY02 for focal point.
Paints--Cinnamon, Banana, Caribbean and Snow White Fresco. Words--Darcy's EDY11.

Page7,8. Stumps--EDY12EDY14, EEG02 and Darcy's the snail man EM04 for focal point. Paints--Bougainvillea, Hey Pesto, Caribbean and Snow White Fresco
Words--Sara's ESN15.

Page9,10. Stumps--EDY05EDY12ENS11 and Darcy's pretty owl EM14 for focal point. Paints--Tango, Caribbean Sea and Snow White Fresco
Words--Darcy's EDY12.

I glued tear and wrinkled Waxed Tissue with Matte Gel Matt onto the arch board. Then I used clear gesso, After I spread Cinnamon Fresco and water when it dried I used White Heavy Gesso and Pearl Glaze

These are front and back covers. I used Darcy's new Heart EM16, I made the heart by clay and other pieces made by white paper and beads for the front cover. Next for the back cover I stenciled with mixed Grange Paste and China Fresco onto the arch bard. Then I stamped Darcy's EM10 mini Tornado, painted and fussy cut then I used wire for the top. 
 I was thinking how to bind this book. Then I made the binding to use Tim Holtz On the Edge die by smoothy heavy weight card and painted.
Finally I did layout these embellishments onto the covers and used the ribbon to the binding.

I hope you'll join in with the PaperArtsy 'Hiding Object’' Challenge, and have a go at stamping with Frescos, I love the Fresco so much, lots of beautiful colours , fantastic be mixed, extend smoothly and permanent. 
The Darcy Eclectica³ Stamps have more wonderful characters and images, it will surely take you to fantasy world.

Etsuko xxx


Dragons Dream Tag it On #193 "green and a quotation"

Hello friends,
I was so pleased to be asked by Gabrielle if I would be a GT for her turn to host a theme at DragonsDream Tag It On, which recipe is "green and a quotation" (here). Thank you Gabrielle. I really enjoyed it.

My imagine of green is always the field and the fairies. I never met a fairies, but I feel they live and sometime they make the mischief to me.  Here is What I made.

I took the #10 tag and painted Fresco green colours onto the background. I then stamped PaperArtsy Script and Circles stamps, Also I used PaperArtsy stencil with mixed micro beads and mica powder onto the background. 
Next I made layers, I cut the different size circles by white paper then I stamped the butterflies, etc, and I used oil pastels. Finally I made the fairy with lovely stampotique stamp to focal point. 
I haven't any green quotation stamps then I used some sticker for it.

I love colours painting, I hope you like it and Gabrielle too.
It would be great if you would visit Dragon TIO blog and join in the challenge too. 
Thank you so much stopping by, and have a merry and joyful craft life.
Etsuko xxx