Thursday, October 11, 2012

NOTD: Witches!

Hello!!

I have to start off today by apologizing for my pictures. I was having camera issues, and of course that had to happen the first time I'm trying to do a step-by-step tutorial for you. For the final look, I finally had to take a picture with my cell phone, and you can see I have some tipwear on it from waiting so long. However, at least the problem should be fixed now.

On to the manicure! Today's mani is another one from my Halloween challenges--this one is my CNT challenge, and today's prompt is Witches! I've been wanting to do this look for a long time; here's what I did:



Sexy witches haggy witches, which witch am I?

The final creation picture there is not as impressive as I hoped it would be, due to tip wear and a bad picture. However, you get the idea, and I thought I'd show you how I did it:

Step one: 
First I painted my nails with Barry M Silver Foil. Then I blended some Barry M Silver Foil with some Sally Hansen Gone Grey, and then I did a gradient over the two middle fingers with that mixture.

Step two: 
When that was completely dry, I took a hole reinforcer, and cut it in half. I took the two halves and matched them up on the two middle fingers, as shown below:



Step 3:
I then did a purple/orange gradient over the exposed part of the nails (being careful to avoid the hole in the center of the hole reinforcers!) using Barry M Vivid Purple and Sally Hansen Orange Impulse. Then I removed the hole reinforcers, and had this:


Grrr...horrible blurry photo!

Step 3:
On top of this I stamped clouds using Mash plate Mash38 (I only used part of the plate) and Sally Hansen Gone Grey:


Clouds stamped on top of gradients



You can see the part of the image I used where you see the polish streak. :)

Step 4: 
Finally, using Konad stamps, I stamped the other elements on the design, including spooky 'trees' (see below) and a haunted house from Bundle Monster BM224; A witch from Shany plate SH02; another witch from Bundle Monster plate BM13; and the bats and haunted house from QA 26.

I used the vines from the pumpkin image for spooky shrubbery :)

And voila! Here is the final look again:



Thanks for taking a look and putting up with the sub-par pictures! Please check out the other witch manicures linked below. :)

Xoxox,
M.





30 comments:

  1. Stunning! Love the gradients and the choice of images. Wish I had some Halloween plates now.

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  2. This turned out SO fab Michelle!!!! I love it!!!!!!

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  3. Holy crappers girl! Looks amazing. I'm in love with the sky

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    1. Thank you so much! Purple + orange FTW :)

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  4. Wow, that looks really awesome! Great job :)

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  5. I LOVE this witch mani!!! It is one of my favorites from the challenge!

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    1. Wow, that is really sweet of you to say! Thanks so much!

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  6. Holy awesomesauce, these are amazing!!! LOVE the gradient, love how it fades from purple to orange.

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    1. Thank you so much! And I'm totally stealing the word 'awesomesauce', lol!

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  7. I love this! Great post and a FANTASTIC manicure x

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  8. Best one in the bunch i can't belive you have a stamp for anything ;) loves it ;)

    xoxo
    gin

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    1. ROFL!! This is what happens when you're an obsessive 'collector'...>.>

      And thank you so much!!

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