Thursday 17 December 2020

2020 Topic 22 Spinning Snowman with JOFY (by Noguchi Etsuko)

2020 Topic 22:Icy Christmas  

Etsuko has a really fun kinetic project that has the JOFY snowman looking like he's about to fly off. Cleverly using a masterboard to make her background and then adding more details, she's created a decoration (and a card) to be treasured.
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Etsuko from My favorite things with you today, and I'd like to share with you two projects; an ornament and card using JOFY's beautiful Christmas stamps.

First I created the ornament ' Spinning Snowman' using a fun Raquel (Scrapcosy) technique. Here's how the spinning object made by Raquel on Youtube. For both projects I used JOFY's lovely Christmas stamp set JOFY85.

The masterboard used A Bit Jaded, In the Navy and Green Man infusions, JOFY09JOFY12 and JOFY38 stamps on Smoothy White Card.

Next I cut it an oval large enough to hold the snowman and made a piece of chipboard from the same shape and stuck it on the back.

I used white embossing with the JM07 mini stamp on the oval, and chunky embossing in white along the outside and inside of the oval. JOFY's actual stamp shows a snowman spinning around and blowing away his hat and nose. I wanted to represent that by adding an action to the snowman. The snowman was colored with watercolors and made into spirals of wire, which were attached to the inside of the oval with fishing line to make it spin.

Finally, a card, complete with baubles and Christmas banner using ESC09 stamp.

The second project card makes use of JOFY's beautiful lines to create a simple and clean card.

The Christmas tree is long and vertical. I cut a rectangular background and pasted the 'Christmas Carol' page underneath and painted it with white gesso and Blue Oyster Fresco in a gradient color scheme and embossed JM07 Snowflakes in white.

I stamped the Christmas tree on the background and stamped the same tree on the another Smoothy White Card and painted it with a mixture of Pewter Fresco and silver powder and painted the stem, flowerpot and stars with gold. Then pasted on the background with the tree.

I added "Merry', rhinestone and baubles on the background. Then underneath the background I added a silver sticker and stuck it to a white card.

I had a lovely time with the Jofy's stamps, using them for the first time in a long time. 
I wish that everyone has a happy Christmas, even if it's just a little bit difficult due to the effects of COVID-19.
Thank you so much for visiting.
Etsuko xxx

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craftytrog said...

Fantastic projects! X

Miriam said...

This is wonderful Etsuko

Helen said...

Beautiful projects Etsuko! Happy Christmas to you, too x

Annie said...

This is super cute and I adore the snowman xx

TFS & Best wishes
Annie x

A Pink said...

Wonderful creativity . Totally love both your card and spinning snowman decoration, Etsuko- so clever x