Today’s look is yet again something I’ve wanted to paint for a while. I had a few BC stamping plates with lily pad images that matched each other: one with a frog and one with a fish. I always thought they belonged in some kind of nail art together. I even dragged in a third image for my thumb that looks at the pond in a half sky/half underwater shot. I’m sure there’s a word for it…
Spit shots or over-unders. Thanks, Duck Duck Go! (Yeah, I don’t use Google at home anymore.) Anyway, with those images on stampers, I planned the rest to look soft and water-y.
Here’s the split shot as promised. I probably could have added a color above or below to show they were separate, but I think you get the idea well enough anyway.
AZ Nail Art Challenge – ‘W’ is for Water
And, yes, this was also for a challenge. I felt a tiny twinge that I made this nail art more about frogs than water, but as you can see from the collage others focused strictly on water and some just made it one part of the whole look. I do love that the AZ challenge tends to be flexible like that. Check out the group tag for more great water nail art. Our next prompt is ‘X’ is for Xyloid, which means anything related to wood. (Keep it clean, I tell myself firmly. 😂)
Nail art products used
- Base Polish:
- Emily de Molly’s “Dry Land“
- Stamping Polish:
- Hit the Bottle’s “Slitherin’ Serpentine“, Maniology’s “Winter’s Kiss“, and “Lime Pine“
- Advanced Stamping Polishes:
- Essie’s “No Place Like Chrome“; KADS’ “Living Coral“; Maniology’s “Chamomile“ and “Lime Pine“; Sally Hansen’s “Green With Envy“; and Zoya’s “Ireland” and “Shawn“
- Stamping Plates:
- “BC15” (fish nail), “BC16” (pond on thumb), “BC18“ (frog nail), and Clear Jelly Stamper “CjS-36” (frogs)
I did my usual with the the frog silhouettes by stealing them separately from a full-nail image. Then I had fun going to town with filling in the full-nail stamping decals by using multiple layers of colors instead of filling in each area with one shade each. I did that a little with Fishy Breakfast recently, but I really used it for today’s frog nail art. It was a lot of fun and I will likely keep playing with the idea until it drops off my radar again.
Possibly this is worthy of macros. Either way you can’t stop me from sharing. 😜
I do wish I’d placed the frog image more to right so his nose was not constantly getting buried behind the c-curve of my nail. Ah, well. Let’s not pretend that perfect image placement is something I do.
Such a happy and noisy pond. Frogs. Always trying to hook up, am I right? 😆
The whole design holds up fairly well from farther away, but you couldn’t go far before it became a soft Monet blur.
And that’s all I have today, friend. Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙋♀️