Monday, October 20, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Stripes - Gothic Stripes

For my second NNC stripe design I wanted something dark and gothic.  It might have to do with the fact that I just got my MoYou Gothic plates!  Plus that Halloween is getting closer.  Unfortunately I went so dark that I lost some of the design.


I started with two coats of OPI Viking In A Vinter Vonderland. 

I added some black tips using Who Are You Calling Bossy?!?.  

For my stripes I used GA21 and Milani Black Swift.  It is actually really difficult to see the black.

I decided to add something sparkly.  I used Zoya Yuna and MoYou Gothic 02. I figured that at this point, seeing that you can't see the stripes, I needed something to make it pop.





Even though you can't see the stripes, I do like the darkness of this design.  So it's not 100% fail! 




Friday, October 17, 2014

The Digi-tal Dozen Does: Floral - Floral on Floral

For my last design I decided to finally try out my Rica lacquers.  I order three of them awhile ago and thought why not try something fun and bright.  As you can see it didn't turn out as bright as I would like.


The base is two coats of White Out.  A fantastic white that is extremely opaque. 

I added my first floral using Mellow Yellow and the rose image from MoYou Princess 09.  It stamped great but you can barely see the image.

I added my second image using Summer Mint and another floral image from Princess 09.  This one is even harder to see.




This was such a great idea but failed with the fact that you can't even see the design.  The lacquers stamped wonderfully but not on white.  I just assumed that they would be great because they are designed as stampers.  I guess they are formulated more from darker bases.




Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does: Floral - Fall Floral

I knew I had to do a lead light design this week!  My new favorite technique!  All I thought about was fall flowers and I knew I had so gorgeous fall shades that would be perfect.


After all the hype about My Vampire is Buff, I finally added a bottle to the collection.  It is so streaky!  I didn't realize that you had to do three coats! Disappointed!  At least most of it will be covered up.

I added my floral using Black Onyx and an image from MoYou Pro 06.

First I added Deutsch You Want Me Baby?. This is a fantastic fall orange, however my camera changed the tones a bit.  

As an accent I added Cuckoo For This Color.



When I was done, I realized that this looked my Christmas than Fall.  I should have used a burgundy or other Fall shade instead of Cuckoo.  My biggest issue this week seems to be my color choices.  They have been really off.  Boo!




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does: Floral - Froggie Floral

The idea behind today's design was to feature a glitter, specifically Sonoma Nail Art Flippin' Out.  I have had these beautiful new Sonoma's sitting there just waiting to be used.  I was looking for a green background and remember that I had Flippin' Out.  


I applied two coats of Flippin' Out.  As you can see it is quite sheer.  If wearing alone, I would add a lime green base for depth.


I used Bundle Monster stamping polish in purple and Nail Craze 03 to add my floral image.

I decided to add some different color dots for the berries, unfortunately I went with the wrong color.  Yellow was a poor choice.  I should have done something like pink.




Yep, it would have been much better if I had used a different color for the dots.  Isn't Flippin' Out fantastic as a base?!?  




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does: Floral - Floral Chevron

For this week's theme I really wanted to do a floral over lines.  After looking through some images I had the perfect idea! Bonus, I got to use one of my new MoYou Fashionista plates!


I started with two coats of Barry M Coconut.

I added my chevron using Olive and Fashionista 05.

For my floral, I used half an image from MoYou Princess 09 and Pomegranate.



From the colors to the images, I love this design!  There were some execution issues but nothing horrible.  It kind of has a really cool retro feel to it.  




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