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Friday, 19 August 2016

Alphabet Challenge - Letter M for Mythical

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

Happy Friday. Well tomorrow we go on holiday for just a week. We are taking a cruise to Norway I am very excited to see a country I have never been to before. Cruising is so easy when you live near Southampton the boat is just a short taxi ride away. As soon as you board your holiday starts.

The new challenge starts today on the Alphabet Challenge blog the letter is M and the theme is Mythical.

I spotted these Unicorns in a Hobbycraft store and they were such a good price I couldn't resist. Especially because I couldn't get unicorns out of my head when I was thinking of the theme Mythical.



This is how they look before they are decorated. I kept dropping one of them on the floor so it's horn became a little weak. 


Now I do like to paint these types of figures with white Gesso. I don't think it is entirely necessary I just find it makes the colours in the tissue paper more vibrant. It is all down to personal choice. 



I covered the unicorn in small pieces of tissue paper with a specialist Decoupage glue and a brush, As I was doing this I was able to reinforce the horn that had been damaged. 


A punch was used to make the flowers for the mane. The centres to the flowers were created with Cosmic Shimmer White Pearl PVA glue. I used Rangers Stickles glitter glue on the horn to make it sparkly. 


I wanted the other unicorn to look different. I used a more delicately patterned tissue paper. 


This time I used a punch to punch out the butterflies. 


I quite enjoyed making these. I have no idea what I am going to do with them now though. 

At the beginning of the week I set myself a challenge to have made 50 Christmas cards by the time we go away. I am very happy to report that I have made 53 altogether. In the last couple of days I have made 19. I am not so worried about finishing them now they will have to be done in batches. 

Enjoy the weekend. 

Happy Crafting 

Hugs Jackie

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24 comments:

  1. Wow Jackie these are beautiful hugs Sandra xx

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  2. These are fab and love how you have used the butterflies for the hair

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  3. Oh WOW Jackie what a super job you've made of these. Well done :-)

    Enjoy your holiday xx

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  4. Fantastic project, they look wonderful.

    Have a great trip!

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  5. These are beautiful Jackie. I would never have thought of using flowers and butterflies for the manes but they look stunning. Cathy x

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  6. it's super sweet and beautiful decorated Jackie
    Gr Karin

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  7. The unicorns look fabulous Jackie, love the lovely bright colours and how you have done the manes. Lucky you to be on top of your Christmas cards, I have not made one yet. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  8. These are fabulous Jackie, I love how you decorated them and gorgeous butterflies too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. Two beautiful unicorns, love the way you decorated them. Have a fabulous holiday. Well done for making so many Christmas cards xx

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  10. Love your decoupaged unicorns, Jackie, especially their flowery manes! Enjoy your cruise! xx

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  11. Beautiful project Jackie, they look wonderful.
    Enjoy your Cruise.
    Pam x

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  12. These are gorgeous Jackie, I love the manes. Have a brilliant holiday.
    Crafty hugs
    Lesley

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  13. These are lovely I love the idea of using flowers and butterflies to decorate their manes well done for getting 53 cards done Loved the ones you showed I ave the HAPPY die and will look to see if it fits the mini snowflake Striplet

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  14. Love these two magical unicorns, fabulous embellishments. I have a granddaughter who is mad on unicorns she would love them!

    Sylv xx

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  15. Wow these are amazing and so different so much patience for all those tiny flowers gorgous. Enjoy your fab holiday Love and hugs Carole x

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  16. Your unicorns are fabulous, love the design and the beautiful colours!
    And 53 Christmas cards made already!!
    Think I have done about 15!
    xx

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  17. Oh these are so cool! Love the flower and butterfly manes :) x

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  18. So lovely Jackie. Enjoy your holiday.
    Laine
    xx

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  19. These are so pretty! Have a fabulous holiday! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  20. Beautiful project Jackie....Have a lovely holiday....Joolsx

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  21. Wowser! These are lovely Jackie and what a great idea to do an undergarment of white Gesso! One to remember here :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  22. Great idea. Would look lovely in a little girls bedroom xxx

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