Inkscape filters applied to the Seahorse from the Animals font.
|Julie Vaux 2013|
As well as applied filters I also modified the svg objects lengthening one before adding the filter then widiening another so it looks like a C while on the far right one has been left unaltered.
On the bottom row I used duplicated to create a pair which I rotated and flipped to look more like a M and finally changed the color and changed a 3d effect.
So "decorative" fonts can be also as starting points.