Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas Nail Art Challenge - Day 5 - Movie

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
~Wendy~

12 comments:

  1. This is awesome!!! Love that movie!!!

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    1. Thankyou! It's one of my faves... the beginning where it's swooping over the trees.... just breathtaking x x x

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  2. Brilliant idea & well done! Feel better soon, Wendy! <3

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    1. Thanks Inky! Feeling much better today x x x

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  3. oooh, love shining, such an appropriate manicure :D
    hope you'll be better soon :D

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    1. Me too! I love clever movies that manage to be scary without all the CGI x x x

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  4. Wow! This pattern is spot on! It looks incredible too!

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    1. Thank you! It's funny how this manicure just seemed to 'happen' after all the stressing out thinking about what to do, then someone else doing what I was going to do. Must have been fate! x x x

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  5. These turned out GREAT! I love when someone sticks to a theme but doesn't do the typical and you nailed it! Feel better!

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    1. Aw thank you so much! I felt like I'd veered a bit too much off topic, so your comment makes me feel much better about it! Am feeling much better now, thanks x x x

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  6. Love these!! What a cool idea and it totally matches the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much! It just kind of came out of nowhere after all that thinking lol x x x

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