Thursday, December 6, 2012

Snowflakes and snowfall- Winter Holiday Challenge #1


Hello everyone!

Snowflakes and snowfall


The Winter Holiday Challenge was created by Dimpal and her friend Lorna for the facebook group Crumpet's Nail Tarts. As you see below, there will be two challenges each week in December, but if I've understood it correctly the main goal is that we are having a good time doing nail art. So it's possible to post later than the deadline, and we can choose to not participate on all the themes. And that suites me, because I have ideas for some of the days, but not for all of them, and also I'm not sure if I'll get time to do all the nail art and make all the blog posts.




I am very new at stamping, so this didn't turn out exactly as planned, and I didn't have time to practice. The first thing I tried was to make a white gradient with a stamping plate. It was supposed to look like snow falling from the sky, but I had to take it all off, and start all over. I also wanted to take pictures outside, so I really struggled to get the mani ready before it became dark. And when I transferred the photos to my PC, I realized that half of the photos were taken a bit too late, and useless. Luckily I also took some photos before top coat that I could use. There were supposed to be holographic snowflakes on top of the white ones. I also tried to use the Glitter Gal holo as a top coat, but it covered too much of the stamping. That's why you don't see my pinkie very much. But although it's different from what it was supposed to look like, I like it.

Snowflakes and snowfall

Snowflakes and snowfall

Snowflakes and snowfall

Snowflakes and snowfall

Snowflakes and snowfall

Snowflakes and snowfall

 What I used:


IsaDora Clear (as base coat, and base coat before stamping)
Pieces: Blue Metallic (3 coats)
Konad Special Nail Polish: white
Seche Vite (top coat)

I tried to stamp with some holographic polishes on top of the white stamping, but it hardly showed. It might have worked over a darker base color..., but here is what I shouldn't have used:
GOSH: #549 Holographic Hero
Glitter Gal: 707H Silver 3D/ Holo
Color Club: 977 Cloud Nine

Konad stamping kit
Stamping plates (that luckily arrived just in time):
HB: 23 (small snowflakes)
BM- 319 (1 small and 1 big snowflake)
BM- 232 (full nail image of snowflakes)
A39 (3 big snowflakes)
BM- 318 (snowman)

This might seem like a lot of stamping plates, but no snowflakes are identical..., so yes, I need all of them! :-)
Stamping image plates to use to make the "Snowflakes and snowfall" mani


The Bundle Monster stamping plates are from the 2012 set. It's one of the things I chose when I won a $30.00 coupon code in the Chit Chat Nails Bundle Monster Giveaway! :-) Thank you Marta!

Snowflakes and snowfall, Pieces Blue Metallic, Konad Special Nail Polish White


If you are wondering what happened to my thumb, it's just a silly kitchen accident. I used a big knife to remove an avocado stone, and it slipped...

Snowflakes and snowfall


And now you have a chance to look at a lot of beautiful snowfall and snowflake nails!

Lani

10 comments:

  1. Really beautiful!!
    I love those different snowflakes :3

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  2. Wow!!! Love it! I find it so elegant and classy which is perfect for this season. Great job girl!

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    1. Thank you! Now I want to stamp snowflakes over all my nail polishes.

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    1. I'm glad you like them! I actually found the HB 23 stamping plate in one of your posts. Thank you! Because the snowflakes are so small, I can have many on each nail :-)

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  4. I love how you did your pics in the snow! Wish we had some in Virginia! Stamping just takes practice-you did a good job here!

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    1. I will practise, but when I got my stamping plates, I fond out that my nails are too small for many of the images :-( I felt very lucky to have snow during this Winter challenge, and especially for the theme snowflakes and snowfall. The temperature is rising, so it's going to rain away soon.

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