Unicorns Myths and Magic For The Paper Players PP389

by Joanne James15. April 2018 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the awesomely artistic Sandy's turn to host this week and she has a clean and simple challenge for you to work with and a fun 'magical' theme:


I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches again (Karren definitely came up trumps with this one!) and just had to go with unicorns for my card today - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Myths And Magic - So I broke one of my 'clean and simple' rules with today's card in my use of designer series paper across the whole of my card front; this Myths and Magic DSP is to good to cut down though. I am happy to pass up my 'white space' for these sweet, sparkly unicorns - I love them! Each and every one of them shimmers with glitter. 

A Magical Unicorn Day - I stamped and coloured another unicorn to anchor my sentiment and covered the body of this one in Dazzling Diamonds glitter too - Wink of Stella wasn't enough for this one! I also added a trio of pearls that I coloured with my Pool Party Stampin' Blends. My unicorn had to be pink - this is headed for a girly girl, so nothing else would do.

Fairy Words - I added a solid banner of Melon Mambo to back my skinny sentiment, taken from the 'Fairy Celebration' set, as this suited the sketch better than those in Magical Day. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I am so sad that this set is retiring at the end of May - it's one of my favourites in the current seasonal catalogue and I haven't used it nearly enough! Rebecca is obsessed with mermaids and unicorns, so I know I will get plenty more use from it yet; I definitely won't be parting with it anytime soon, for sure.

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Don't forget the theme is clean and simple this week - so minimal layers and embellishments and aim for lots of white space. I can't wait to see what you create and look forward to visiting your blogs this week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly. We are finally getting some nice weather here in the UK so I will be aiming to spend as much time outdoors as possible; I think Spring may finally be on its way. I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (10) -

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
15/04/2018 17:29:42 #

This is spark-a-licious, Joanne!  Love all these frolicking unicorns and their sparkle.  What a perfect way to highlight this amazing paper and your pink sparkle unicorn is the belle of them all!  Adorable!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
15/04/2018 21:10:05 #

Who doesn't love sparkly unicorns? Fabulous!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
15/04/2018 21:29:56 #

Joanne, this is CAS to me!  LOL  I love the sparkly unicorns and the fun DSP!!!!  I can see why all the little girls love this set.  Just magical!  I hope you have a great week, My Friend!  XX


Tracey McNeely
Tracey McNeelyCanada
16/04/2018 01:36:30 #

Joanne your unicorn is just magical! Thank you for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
16/04/2018 17:41:23 #

Your use of those unicorns is perfect...such cute paper and a sweet sentiment!  Some wee little one will love getting this!


KarrenNew Zealand
17/04/2018 06:44:05 #

Your glittery unicorn is just precious, Joanne!  What a fun and fabulous card!  Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


LaurieUnited States
17/04/2018 20:57:53 #

Love that fun paper and it's SO perfect for this challenge. The pink unicorn is awesome too! CUTE!!!


Annie A.
Annie A.United States
18/04/2018 19:14:47 #

I don't think you can every have too much glitter and those sparkly unicorns are so fun!  I hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie


sandymUnited States
18/04/2018 22:19:55 #

Oh my, that unicorn paper is adorable, Joanne! And I love the pink sparkly one even more!


jaydeeUnited States
21/04/2018 15:13:59 #

Joanne, your unicorns are adorable and your pink sparkly one is fabulous.  I agree with Annie... you can never have too much glitter!  Someone is going to love receiving this beauty in the post


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