Sometimes you create a theme that is just easy and fun to revisit. I stumbled across one in October last year with Black Cat. The idea is simple: 3-4 letter animal word, black jelly base, my favorite netting texture from KADS KADS 017, typewriter key letters, and black stamping images of the animal. I ended up revisiting it again quickly with “dog”, but I never got around to posting it. I had messed up on the dog image so its outline was obscured and it just became easier to never have a reason to show it.
Well, #GlamNailsChallengeJune had a Bird prompt this month and that fit the 3-4 letter rule of this nail art formula so I decided to revisit it and also to re-create the dog mani so I could post it too. Also, it feels like a sneaky reference to
Elvis’ “Hound Dog” errr I mean The Everly Brothers’ “Bird Dog” song.
So classic! 😀
I decided to get silly about how I was going to post all three designs together. At first I wanted to have the obvious text all spelled correctly and the background text be all common misspellings of words, but it’s Instagram and you’re lucky if people even read your description. I decided I couldn’t be that subtle if I wanted more people to be in on the joke.
Want to know what else is funny? I spaced it and put the ‘r’ where the ‘d’ should be. There was no getting that decal back off the nail and I didn’t want to repaint it so I just stuck the ‘d’ on top and made another ‘r’ decal. It’s a secret misspelling right in front of you! 😀
- Base Polishes:
Frankensteined black jelly polish
- Stamping Polishes:
Mundo de Unas’ “Black”
- Advanced Stamping Polishes:
Celestial Polish’s “Your Approval is Not Needed”
- Stamping Plates:
BM-323 (paw print), KADS 017 (netting), Mezerdoo C26 (birds), Moyou London Typography Collection 01 (letters) and Zodiac Collection 23 (dog)
I really love this theme. It’s so simple and yet so elegant (and just a little bit steampunk as well). It also means I’m getting sooo much use out of that Moyou London typography plate. I may have to create a special tag for it if I revisit it again. I mean, I still have “fish”, “rat”, “owl”, “frog”… 😉