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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Sandra Carey said...

Wow Jackie these are beautiful hugs Sandra xx

Katie said...

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

Alison59 said...

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

Enjoy your holiday xx

Kathy said...

Fantastic project, they look wonderful.

Have a great trip!

Unknown said...

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

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's super sweet and beautiful decorated Jackie
Gr Karin

ALI said...

Wow, great work.

Unknown said...

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

Linda Simpson said...

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

Nataliascraft said...

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

Carole J said...

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

pam said...

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

Stamping Bubbles said...

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

karenlotty said...

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

Sylvia said...

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

Sylv xx

Carole Pollard said...

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

Kate M said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Laine said...

So lovely Jackie. Enjoy your holiday.

Tracy Welham said...

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

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

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

Di said...

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


Di xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Such Magical beasts! great work

Julie Wilson said...

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