Saturday, March 7, 2015

Watermarble and Shamrock Stamping with MM04

I decided to combine stamping, watermarble, and the leadlight technique for this manicure.
I started with Sally Hansen XTreme Wear Green With Envy on all nails. I then created a watermarble decal with Sally Hansen XTreme Wear Green With Envy, Marine Scene, and Ivy League for my thumbs.

I then stamped using Messy Mansion MM04 stamping plate the 4 leaf clover in a French design across 3 of my nails with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Marine Scene.

Then, I stamped the ornate Shamrock from MM04 with Funky Fingers Black Knight. I colored that in with Bic Mark-It markers and then topped everything off with Seche Vite.


Have you tried coloring stamps in with markers?

Friday, March 6, 2015

Toothpick Watermarble with a Shamrock

I've been playing around with watermarbling lately. For this design, I incorporated traditional watermarbling with "toothpick marbling" right on the nail.
I started off with Sinful Colors Happy Ending on all nails. Then, I put Kleancolors Neon Lime on the tips of all 4 fingers.
For the thumb, I created a watermarble shamrock design with Kleancolors Neon Lime and Kleancolor Holo Green. This watermarble was done the traditional way and turned into a decal.

For the tips, while the main color was still wet, I put a drop of Sally Hansen XTreme Wear Marine Scene and pushed the toothpick around in it to create the marbling effect. Topped it all with Seche Vite and applied my cuticle oil.

Have you tried watermarbling right on the nail?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Q is for Quirky: Cupcake Watermarble

Today for the A2Z Challenge, we have Q is for Quirky. I had a quick inspiration for this and just went with it.

I started with a base of Wet n Wild Fast Dry Silvivor and created a water marble decal with that and Glitter Gal 10 to Midnight. These are holographic!!!
I then created a stamping decal with Cheeky Jumbo Plate 7 Home Sweet Home for the cupcake using Funky Finger Blacks Night then colored it in with OPI Pink Friday and L.A. Colors French White.

I really enjoyed this quirky look!! What do you think?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Better Than Jamberry: Butterfly Kisses

This week in AIS, the challenge was to do "better than Jamberry" nails. I've never tried the nail wraps they offer and don't really feel inclined to since I have so many stamping plates and the sky's the limit with stamping nail art.

I chose Butterfly Kisses to recreate.

I started with AEngland Iseult on all nails and then topped that off with Glitter Gal Fuschia holographic. Isn't that a beautiful combination??

I used BM-424 from the BM 2013 CYO (Create Your Own) collection and stamped the butterfly wing image with Funky Fingers Black Knight.
I used L.A. Colors French White to make the dots on the wings with a toothpick.
I LOVE this look!!! Have you every done butterfly wing nails?