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« on: July 15, 2011 07:01:26 AM »

Eleanor started out life as one of those pink elephants that appear to drunks, but got a lucky break and ended up in the circus as a top performer. Ever the diva, she never goes out without an umbrella to protect her delicate skin.


Eleanor is a paper maché elephant from Micheals. I painted her and a little trinket box (also from Mike's), and then gave her bright rhinestone for her forehead and a polka dotted party hat trimmed with hot pink tinsel. The entire piece was rubbed with ink to give it the look of a well loved toy.


I added fun little details like hot pink toenails and a tiny fleur de lis on her blanket.


Definitely a diva.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011 07:13:22 AM »

So adorable. I love it and the story. I think this is very creative.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011 07:17:04 AM »

Too cute!
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011 07:41:29 AM »

Pink goodness!!  She is adorable! So...did she use the umbrella out of your drink? Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2011 07:49:20 AM »

She's really adorable! You are rocking the elephants!
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2011 07:49:59 AM »

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Pink goodness!!  She is adorable! So...did she use the umbrella out of your drink? Wink

Very funny. I actually had to go out and purchase that umbrella; I'm not one for ordering fruity drinks in bars.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2011 08:18:55 AM »

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She is too cute! Love the umbrella to protect her pink skin. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2011 08:29:08 AM »

I'm a sun-ophobic, so I totally relate. It's hard being whitey-white pale.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2011 09:30:24 AM »

This is so incredibly cute that even my 10 year old son is squealing over her Cheesy. Seriously, he's in love <3.
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2011 12:08:29 PM »

How adorable! I'd love to have her sitting on my desk for company!
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2011 01:33:09 AM »

She's so, so cute, racky! I keep trying to buy some of those elephants, but the papier-mâché section of our Michaels stays consistently wiped out during the summer (lots and lots of churches in town means lots and lots of Vacation Bible Schools stocking up on cute, cheap craft supplies). Keep posting your adorable projects featuring them and I may be tempted to camp out and wait for a truck full of new stock to show up Wink
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2011 05:29:51 AM »

Oh, I just love her! 
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2011 05:46:10 AM »

She's so, so cute, racky! I keep trying to buy some of those elephants, but the papier-mâché section of our Michaels stays consistently wiped out during the summer (lots and lots of churches in town means lots and lots of Vacation Bible Schools stocking up on cute, cheap craft supplies). Keep posting your adorable projects featuring them and I may be tempted to camp out and wait for a truck full of new stock to show up Wink

In my Michaels, these are not in the regular paper maché aisle. They are found in the aisle with all the cheap, not-as-crafty items, like coffee mugs, bowls, keychains, etc. Did you check there?
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2011 07:38:44 AM »

This post just made my day!  You can't help but smile looking at Eleanor.
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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2011 10:05:34 AM »

She's so, so cute, racky! I keep trying to buy some of those elephants, but the papier-mâché section of our Michaels stays consistently wiped out during the summer (lots and lots of churches in town means lots and lots of Vacation Bible Schools stocking up on cute, cheap craft supplies). Keep posting your adorable projects featuring them and I may be tempted to camp out and wait for a truck full of new stock to show up Wink

In my Michaels, these are not in the regular paper maché aisle. They are found in the aisle with all the cheap, not-as-crafty items, like coffee mugs, bowls, keychains, etc. Did you check there?

Ooooh, not yet, good to know.
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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2011 12:59:58 PM »

Its the same at my Mike's...



She's so, so cute, racky! I keep trying to buy some of those elephants, but the papier-mâché section of our Michaels stays consistently wiped out during the summer (lots and lots of churches in town means lots and lots of Vacation Bible Schools stocking up on cute, cheap craft supplies). Keep posting your adorable projects featuring them and I may be tempted to camp out and wait for a truck full of new stock to show up Wink

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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2011 04:13:22 PM »

This reminds me of a joke I know. It's really cheesy and not even funny, but I like it anyways:

How do you kill eight elephants all at once, with no weapons?

You paint one pink so it dies of embarrassment, while the others die of laughter!
Hee.Hee. Right?

Anyways, I really like your pink elephant.
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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2011 07:15:44 PM »

Awww! I LOVE it, Racky! So cute! I literally JUST bought one of those little elephants from Michaels and it has an appointment with my glitter box Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2011 07:55:31 PM »

I can't wait to see a glittery elphant!
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« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2011 03:34:48 AM »

Adorable! The tinselly party hat is just too cute
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That is so adorable! What a perfect addition to a plain ol' box! I might have to give it a try.
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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2011 06:19:50 PM »

Soooo adorable and smile-inducing!  And now I have an inspiration starting point for the giraffe that I picked up at Micheal's last week!
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What a sweetie she is:) Good job:D
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Where did you find pink tinsel?! It's adorable!
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« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2011 07:13:00 AM »

Where did you find pink tinsel?! It's adorable!

I know! I love that tinsel. Bonus: it's wired, so it holds its shape really well. I got mine from Alpha Stamps. They have other colors as well.  Smiley
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