Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thursday's Talons (Patriotic Double Stamping)

Currently listening to: Difficulty by KT Tunstall

Greetings dear readers!

I'm so excited to show you today's manicure:

I say it's patriotic as yesterday (30th November), when I wore this, was St Andrew's Day. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and our flag is blue and white therefore my colours were very apt :-)

I started with a base of No48 by Easy Paris. Although the name features the word easy, application was anything but. I had to apply four coats and each one was more difficult than the last to apply. It was such a mess I had to double stamp in order to cover it up.

First I stamped animal stripes using Bundle Monster plate BM223 and Miss Sporty silver. I didn't want this to feature prominently in my manicure but I wanted my patchy white base to be covered up and lifted.

I then stamped using Midnight Sapphire by Boots 17 and my favourite floral image from BM224.

Here's a close-up so you can see the silver stamping more clearly.

What do you think girls?

Bye for now,
Laura

11 comments:

  1. This is sooo gorgeous!!!! Wonderful manicure. This also reminds me of Dutch art. My grandmother came to Canada from Holland, and a lot of the art is done in blue and white too. Lovely! :D

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  2. Oh yeah, I nominated you for the Nail Art Friendly Blog award. :D

    (Sorry to link to my blog, but I wanted to show you the page: http://artevolve.blogspot.com/2011/11/thank-you-nail-reflections-d.html)

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  3. I take it that the white polish isn't your favourite one, then! :D
    The silver stripes is a very good idea, it looks subtle but pretty.

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  4. It's so pretty and I love how the silver peeks through.

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  5. this reminds me a lot of traditional dutch china!

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  6. @Ashesela, thanks! I know the art you mean, I was kind of aiming for something resembling "Delftware" :-) And thank you so much for the award!

    @Rainbowify Me, ha, well I bought it abroad for about 60cents so I can't really complain I suppose.

    @Anja, aw, thank you!

    @Polish and Charms, thanks :-)

    @Sandra, thanks! The silver is subtle but does the trick I think.

    @daisychain, I'm glad I was able to transfer the idea in my head to my nails :-)

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  7. I think this looks like that pottery that has these two colors to it!!! I am loving this a lot!!!

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  8. Fingers, thanks! I love your enthusiastic response :-)

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  9. I love them!! So fricken cute!!!!

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