Sunday, 2 December 2012

Christmas Nail Art Challenge - Day 1 - Christmas Tree

Hi there again!

It's a late one today, has been lots to do this weekend.  Christmas trees are up, and I feel like I've hoovered up about 10 times in two days.  Christmas is so messy!  But hopefully all nice and jolly too, so a happy trade off.

I don't usually enter into these nail art challenges, because I feel like I HAVE to do them, and then my creative juices totally dry up, but this one sounded like fun.  Here's what I have to do:

As you see, today is Christmas Tree day.  I was thinking of all sorts of 'outside the box' ideas, but in the end I decided to just paint on some Christmas trees haha.

I started with a base of Revlon Matte Suede polish in 863 Ruby Ribbon.  It's a very thin polish, and I've been exasperated with it before, but today it seemed to co-operate a bit more readily than usual.  It could even be because it's colder?  Not sure, but not complaining!  I used two coats, but forgot to take a picture, very remiss of me.

Then I used a small nail art brush and some green acrylic paint to draw in the Christmas trees, and used some glitter stripers to dot on some Christmassy bling!  I took alot of photos, but I'll try and pare them down (not sure if I can haha):
As you can see, I didn't top coat because I liked the texture, but if I wanted to keep this on I would have to topcoat it, because I doubt the acrylic paint would last long!  Possibly you could just topcoat the trees.  Also if you do topcoat Ruby Ribbon, it gets a nice shimmery sparkle to it.  I hate the way my index finger seems to want to go off in a different direction to all my other fingers, it's so contrary!

The picture above shows the design best, but then I got a bit arty with my photos:
12 days of christmas nail art challenge
and here's another pic:
This nail art was pretty simple to do, and only took half an hour from start to finish.  Acrylic paint is actually cheaper than alot of nail polishes, and if you mess up you can wash it off with water if it's not completely dry.  It also doesn't dry as quickly as polish so you can work with one blob of it on a plate and not worry about having to work too fast.  Although, as you can see, it doesn't dry flat like nail polish does, but that's not too noticeable with topcoat on.

So there we go, one challenge down!  I've enjoyed it for my first time, it's a bit daunting thinking about all the others, but will give it a good old go!  Next one is on the 5th, a holiday song? hmmmm....

See the links below for other people taking part, have you got your tree up yet?

Until next time....

MASPOOASE x x x
~Wendy~

28 comments:

  1. Nice job. It's a cool perspective and you have the perfect backdrop for your photos.

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    1. Thank you so much! I enjoyed doing it, such a brilliant idea x x x

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  2. I love it. I feel like a slightly lighter red may have been better.. But meh. I love it none the less! Your hands must be mad steady!

    Lizzums x

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    1. Yes, I was sort of thinking that myself after I finished, but I didn't want to go down the too obvious route, as I'm sure I'll be using alot of red in these challenges! Thank you sooooo much x x x

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  3. Love it! I'm defintely going to have to invest in some acrylic paints to get results like this (possibly in the later challenges)

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    1. Yep, I'd recommend having a go! For some things it's easier than polish x x x

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    1. Thank you so much! Love your blog, am following now :)

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    1. Thank you so much, yours were great too! I liked your bauble btw :)

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  6. Great trees! I have been toying about investing in some acrylic paints for nail art but haven't taken the plunge yet.

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    1. Thank you! Yours were super blingy, I loved them! x x x

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  7. I love these! The perspective gives it a much more elegant appearance and I love the red matte. These would be so much more work appropriate in my book. See you day 2!

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    1. Thank you! Yours were great too, am following now to make sure I don't miss any of your creations! x x x

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  8. So awesome! I love the whole half tree looks it's really so cool and you did them so fantastic!! :D

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    1. Thank you so much! This challenge is being more fun than I expected!

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  9. These are really cool! Awesome job!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yours were great too x x x

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  10. I agree with you, the texture looks cool!! I have a finger that wants to go the opposite way of the others too, I've tried different angles so that its less noticeable!! We're unique!!!

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    1. Haha, I've followed you now, I'm gonna check out your finger poses (are you feeling paranoid lol) x x x

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  11. Love the trees and super blog name too! It's so unique to have done half a tree. And you got the textures so right!

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    1. Thank you very much! I loved your blog too, am following! x x x

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  12. Gorgeous! I was going to do a Christmas challenge but I never, ever finish them and I didn't realise we were in December until the 3rd, boo :( But yes, the tree is up!x

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm hoping I get all the way to the end of this one without incident! It seems like alot of people are preparing their posts in advance, but I'm just doing mine as I go along, I may regret that later haha! Happy to hear you're like me and get your tree up nice and early! x x x

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