Mini Shrins

Hello friends, welcome here. Hot hot days again.
I've practiced for  2016 Mary Jane Chadbourne's  e-class 'Saints, Sinners and Shrines'. I've made 9 small shrines with vivid colours.

I've used MDF, Fresco Paint, Modeling Paste and Treasure Gold.

Thank you very much for dropping by.

Hope you had a amazing holidays and weekend.
See you soon.

Etsuko xxx


Watercolor paint

Hello friend and welcome.
Rainy day has followed still here. Hope you had a special weekend.
I was very inspired by on the Darcy blog spot who has draw wonderful journal page using the watercolor paints. I have a go!!

I've stamped PA mini stamps randomly with watercolors onto the background.
I've brayered with some light opaque color from the top that the color was very vivid. Then I failed would turn off the merit of watercolor paint lol.  But I've continued to the finish, Okey I 'll try again soon.

I've used Japanese watercolor set, the each pigment has the Japanese old name.
I had keep it several years but did not use much. I'll try to use a little more.

Thank you so much stopping by, see you soon!!

Etsuko xxx


Blog Challenge Thats crafty Theme ' Masculine Challenge'

Hello friends and welcome.
There was a weak earthquake after Kumamoto earthquake today's afternoon.
It about three months since has passed.
Today I've challenged Thats Crafty Blog Challenge theme 'Feminine'.
This is first time challenge to the Thats Crafty Blog.
I've decided to use the just new Tim Holtz's stamp that the theme is a 'Feminine'.

First of all I've used a modeling past over the top and the bottom of the 8 tag.
When it half dried I stamped some stamps with little water, also I painted white gesso over the tag. When it dried I painted by blue, brown and titan buff.
That was background.
Next I've stamped Tim's Lady Rose by Jet Black Archival onto the white card and I've painted her face and hair. I then cut it and used some crackle past and Glossy Accents.

Finally I choosing the embellishments I give the metal cogs, gears, die cutting gears and tape measure belt.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful weekend all.

Etsuko xxx


I've played these.

Hello friends, This post is a work that I made a little before.

The three little tags were finished in vintage style that used the PaperArtsy mini stamps.

I've tried multi media for this and sentiment was too big.
Thank you for stopping by hope you had a very wonderful craft week.

Etsuko xxx

Play along with the Stampotique.

Hello friends, also rainy season is over and today is hot hot really summery day here. I had a little time yesterday, I've enjoyed making a piece to play along with the Minkygirl.

Thank you for stopping by, Have a sweet week.
Etsuko xxx

Challenge-Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2016 July

Hello Friend and welcome to here. Today I've made the tag for entry of the Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2016 July using Tim's Sideshow stamp and Distress Crayons. This is my tag.

Thank you so much stopping by. Have a nice week!! 
Etsuko xxx


PaperArtsy Challenge Topic #13 Paper Piecing

Hello friend and welcome here.
Over on the PaperArtsy blog this fortnight topic is 'Paper Piecing' which you can see the fabulous GD project and samples is here.
Two years ago, I had wonderful online class 'Artful Gatherin ' by Mary Jane Chadbourne, she taught us how to make a brilliant doll. Then I've made the doll for the theme.

I've used on the face using a transfer technique by the Lynne Perrella LPC010.
Also I was a collage using the leftovers of paper.
This is my doll.

This is the doll body, I've used some crackle paste and it was happy result.  
Unfortunately it did not see from the finished the doll. 
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day all.

Etsuko xxx