March 30, 2014

C'est La Vie

Another Sunday another stamping challenge from the Adventures In Stamping Facebook group.  Today's challenge is to combine another nail art technique with stamping.  I decided to do the water marble technique I used earlier this month.

I am not as happy with the marbling this time around and I blame China Glaze Pink-ie Promise.  It spread out really well, too well actually, and left some thin spots which tended to break.  Oh well, you win some, you loose some.

The other colors I used were China Glaze Life Is Rosy, Nina Ultra Pro French White, Julpep Andrea, and Gianna.  The stamps are Winstonia W114 and Bundle Monster BM-419.

From a distance and conceptually I like the design.  It is a twist on the Paris manicures people have been doing for a while, I just wish the marbling had turned out better, oh and that my thumb nail had royally been broken.  Ouch!


March 22, 2014

Sunrise, Sunset

Today's Sunday Stamping topic is Skyline.  I have been wanting to do a tropical skyline for a while now and when this prompt came up I decided it was time to try it.  The problem was I didn't want to do the typical bright colors, I wanted something a little different.  Then the light bulb got turned on.  I would base it on a sunrise rather than the sunset.

This took a few colors; Konad Special White, Julep Bess, Roc Solid, Clara and Liz.  The plates were Betina B-19, Bundle Monster BM-312, and Gals GA12.

The background was done with the sponging technique.  I really like how the colors came together.  Although, please ignore pre clean-up photos, I really wanted to snap a photo of just the colors.  I thought they were so pretty together.

This really reminds of the beach.  In truth it specifically remonds me of my cruise I took with my family a year ago.  I think I may want to go back. . . now!  Mmm!  So relaxing and wonderful.  If you have never been on a cruise, I suggest you make it a goal to go and if you have I suggest you make it a goal to go again!

One last picture for you in the shade.


March 17, 2014

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!

The last Gaelic phrase for you translates to, "St. Patrick's Day blessings to you!"

I present to you my final St. Patrick's Day manicure.  This is a relatively simple one.  Colors of the Irish flag in a plaid design with a tough of gold for good measure.  There is a reason I wanted to do this design.  It is actually a repeat of one of the first nail art designs I had ever done.

I know, you can't see much.  My nail art and my photography skills have improved. 

The patterns are similar and I used the exact same colors; Finger Paints Orange You in Love?, China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint, Gaga For Green, and Midnight Kiss.  This was all done with a stripper brush.

A look at it in the shade.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my various seasonal manicures.  I love this Holiday, although I am not sure why.  I don't really celebrate it and I certainly am not a party girl.  There is just something about it that makes me smile every year.  I hope you had a great day and celebrated in your own way.