Sunday, May 27, 2012

NOTD: National Pet Month manicure


My stamping group recently had 'National Pet Month' as a challenge theme. My pets are kitties, so of course I had to do a cat manicure! This is the first time I've done nail art that is an attempt to tell a little story. I guess whether or not that story comes through will say how well I managed to execute the concept...

Here it is:

To make this manicure, I started with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On, and China Glaze's Mahogany Magic. I then stamped a checkerboard on my index finger using Mash 38 with Konad red, fish skeletons using Shany-02 and Bundle Monster-04 in Konad black, and a paw print using Shany-08 in Konad black. On the other three fingers I stamped a wood-grain pattern using Cheeky XL plate D in Revlon's Varnished; I also stamped paws on the middle and ring finger, and a kitty on the pinky using Bundle Monster-04 in Konad Black.

The story is supposed to be that the kitty was up on the table (checkered tablecloth) and ate all the fish for dinner, and then ran away across the floor (wood grain was supposed to suggest hardwood floors) and, as cats will do, is pretending to know nothing about the fish massacre. :) Not sure how obvious the elements in the story are, but I still like it. :)

Thanks for taking a look,



  1. LOL! I totally get the story!!!! I think this mani is ADORABLE. So cute! I may be biased as I have kitties, too... =0) Great job and thanks for the pix! Love that woodgrain imagee, too!

    1. Thank you so much! You are very sweet!! Kitties are the best, aren't they--maybe even better when they don't eat all of your food, hee hee...:)

  2. Love the concept and execution!

  3. I love the concept and the final result!


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