Monday, 14 January 2013

31 DC Day 14: Stamping

Greetings All!

Today's manicure was a little tricky for me., I stamp quite a lot (although I'm still learning!) and so 'stamping' is a really broad topic for me. I've also already used stamping in some of my previous challenge manicures (I make it 7 already!) so I wanted to do something a little bit different than just a full nail stamp or some little icons or something. One idea I had was to make a picture using stamps. I have a couple of animal stamps, and I toyed with creating a little scene for them on my nails. However the idea I went with was to use more than one stamp to create one overall image. I really love what happened next. Have a look:

 Oooh la la!

So, those are stockings on my nails. At, least, they are supposed to be. I remember reading somewhere (I'm really sorry, I can't remember where, it was a few months ago!) about how not many people like the french manicure stamps on stamping plates. I don't either. I like the idea, but in practice, ewww. Someone suggested that you can put them on the top of your nails, like a half moon or ruffian manicure. So that is what I did with this! I think these are just so pretty.

I started with Collection 2000 'Dynasty', a lovely soft pastel somewhere between lilac and pink. I then stamped a design from CH23 on the top of my nails. I picked this one because I thought it looked a bit like the lacy top of a stocking. Then I stamped the bottom portion of my nail with BM209. I used Konad special black polish for both.

Aren't they just so cute? I will DEFINITELY be wearing these again. And I love the colour of the polish. It's very 'boudoir' I think.

So here's to a new challenge week! Coming up tomorrow, I pop my watercolour nails cherry!

Remember to check out everyone else's lovely stamped nails!


  1. These look great. I love these!

    1. Thank you! I love them too - they are my favourite of the challenge so far!

  2. Perfect little boudoir stockings. You have been killing it Cazzy!

  3. Ah, thank you Tina. I'm very happy with these!


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