Friday, December 7, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge ~ Candy Cane

Hello Dahlings!
 
Whew! I am one tired Inky tonight, even my whiskers are drooping. LOL I've been watching a neighbor's daughter after school all week & tonight, right after I left their house, I had to leave again for a Stampin' Up! workshop for 8 moms & 10 teen age girls, all of whom are into 4H & horses. We had lots of fun, but I'm glad it only lasted 3 hours. On to the nails...
 
On the 3rd day of challenge, our nail art aught to be...Candy Canes!
 
Tonight's line up: Orly Day Glow, L.A. Colors Metallic Pink, Stripe Rite silver & black. The Day Glow shows a hint of blue shimmer that totally fails to be seen on the nail, but I'm ok with that cuz it applies easily & is a nice cool toned white.
 
This is 2 coats of Day Glow, no top coat. The 1st coat is as streaky & patchy as one can expect with a white polish, but the 2nd coat smoothes this all out & dries to a nice semi gloss.
 
Ta Da! I used my trusty short striping brush to do the Metallic Pink lines cuz the brush in the bottle was weird. I then went back with my striper (after cleaning it of course) & straightened the lines using Day Glow. Once the stripes dried to the touch I added Seche Vite to my nails, except the ring fingers. My stripes are a bit whimsical (read: wonky), but at arms length they look pretty good. LOL  I used my large ball dotting tool to make the center of my bows & the nice thin brushes in the Stripe Rite polishes to paint the remainder of the bows & out line them. Once dry, they too got a coat of Seche Vite. It doesn't really show in the pics, but the L.A. Colors Metallic Pink smeared a lil under the SV, even tho I waited about 15 minutes to apply TC.
 
Thanks again to Kristine & Lorene for hosting the challenge cuz I sure am having some fun now! Thanks for stopping by...now go visit the other challenge participants!
~ Inky
 
P.S. I got nominated for 3 Liebster Awards today! Gee, I sure feel special. Thank you Claire from Kerruticles, Skeeter from Skeeterstyle & Liz at Make Up Obsessed for nominating me! Alas, I will have to wait until Sunday to do them properly. I have to work tomorrow & have a gazillion things to do on Saturday.
 
 
 

23 comments:

  1. You freehanded the stripes?! Amazing work!

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    1. Thanks! Yep, I did & I also went over them 2nd time with white polish to fix the worst of the wonkiness. lol

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  2. LOVE them Inky....the bow is so friggin cute!! well done my angel for making the challenge with a gallizion things going on :) xxxxx

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    1. Thanks My Mistress of Nail Art! I knew this week would be nuts, so I did several of the challenge manis last week so all I'd have to do is post them on the right dates. lol

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  3. Hey! I nominated you for a Liebster Award, Check out what you have to do here....
    http://phoenixnails28.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/liebster-award_7.html

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  4. lovely :D
    i fall in love with your nails *.*

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  5. Yours are sooo much better than mine! Lovely job x x x

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    1. It's not a contest, Dahling, but Thank You.

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  6. Oh wow you are one busy Inky aren't you?! LOL I'm happy you still found time to post your candy cane nails because WOW they are gorgeous!! Your lines are so amazing! I definitely wouldn't be able to make lines like that unless I used striping tape -_- hah! And the bow is the perfect touch! Amazing job!! :D

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    1. Thanks! The insanity is mostly over now. lol Yes you can! It's that P word...practice!

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  7. see you fix the wonkyness, if i did that there would be more wonk. That bow is cuteeeee

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    1. Thanks Dahling. In your case we'd call them whimsical stripes.

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  8. These lines are perfect, especially considering they are freehand! The Liebster nominators must be haunting this challenge! See you day 4

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    1. Thanks! I agree as I'm up to 5 nominations myself. lol

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  9. your nails are so long! They actually look like candy canes;D

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  10. This looks great! I love the little bow! Bravo!

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    1. Thanks! I thought my candy canes could use a lil wrapping. lol

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  11. I nominated you for a Leibster award! Check out the details in my post: http://nottoopolished.blogspot.com/2012/12/leibster-award-nomination.html

    Keep up the great work :)

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  12. I love these! I have nominated you for a Liebster

    http://polishmemanly.blogspot.com/2012/12/liebster-award.html

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