Hi there again everyone
What a tough challenge this was! The idea I've had in my head to do was already done by someone - and so much better than I could have done it, so I had to start planning again from scratch. I've got a cold and had a pretty tough day at work - and wasn't feeling the inspiration. It took a very nice tweet from Inky to put it all back into perspective, so I took a deep breath and thought, what Christmas movies do I actually like?
To be honest I'm not really a Christmas movies kind of girl, my first thought was Gremlins, but I didn't know how to get one onto my nails, so my next thought was The Shining (yes I'm a horror gal), and an iconic image in there is the carpet in the long corridor where Danny cycles along on his trike.
That got me thinking if I had any stamping plates that might do, and I found one in my Cheeky Plate B which looked like it might do the trick. I found this design quite hard to photograph, but it came out best with the flash:
Now, I know I missed a spot on my middle finger and my thumb, but to be honest it's after 10pm now, and if I want to get this post out at all on the right day I just have to go with what I have!
Here's a picture of the carpet I mean:
My base brown wasn't quite dark enough, I used Nails Inc Ganton Street. For the orange stamping I used Essie Orange It's Obvious, which stamped really nicely. Then I dotted the centres with the ruby colour Maybelline Salon Finish in Ruby Fire Creme, which I've had FOREVER.
Here's another pic:
And one final pic:
Actually, even though it's not perfectly executed, I'm quite glad I did this manicure. For one, The Shining is actually one of my favourite Christmas films, and not just one I picked because I could do nail art for it. For two, I haven't done stamping for ages. And three, it does actually look a bit like the carpet! Next time I'll use a darker base coat, because I will definitely be trying this out again!
So there we have it, I got a post done, even though it was touch and go there for a while. I hope you liked it! You've probably already checked out everyone else already as I'm so late, but if not, check out the links below.
Until next time...
MASPOOASE x x x