As weird as it for me to believe, today is the first time I’ve stamped anything onto may nails this year. The most I did earlier was paint ILNP’s “Black Orchid” onto my nails. It was very pretty and I was very busy so it just stayed that way. On the other hand, a good number of my things are super organized now and I’ve got a whole bunch of things to donate. This is going to be a good year and I’m going to use it to focus on being creative, building my skill sets, and finding new challenges for myself (without over-committing). Most of this focus is going to be on nail art and steampunk sewing/accessory making. Hopefully that last bit explains the theme of the things I stuck on my nails.
One of my personal nail art challenges is to try to use each of the color combinations in this article in my nail art this winter. I didn’t quite do it this time since I used grey instead of black, but I think I’m going to count it since the combinations are already heavy on blues and yellows. I’ve also discovered that my mustard yellow (Butter London’s “East End”), while still difficult to work with, is excellent for layering. I used it to mute my gray stamping on my pointer finger.
- Base Colors: Jenna Hipp’s “I Cast a Spell on Blue”, Sinful Shine’s “Man Hunt”, Butter London’s “East End”
- Stamping Polishs: Jenna Hipp’s “I Cast a Spell on Blue”, Sinful Shine’s “Man Hunt”, Mundo de Unas’ “Dark Grey”
- Reverse Stamping Polishs: Jenna Hipp’s “Say Yellow to My Little Friend” and “I Cast a Spell on Blue”, Butter London’s “East End”
- Stamping Plates: Bundle Monster’s BM-XL135 (croset, buttons, nuts and wrenches) and BM-XL304 (lace), Born Pretty’s BP-57 (text)
Here are my fellow participants in Crumpet’s Nail Tarts – 26 Great Nail Art Ideas. It is one of two official nail art challenges I plan on doing this year. I started joining its sister challenge, but then I realized I would be over-committing if I did, so I dropped out. 🙁