Saturday, January 24, 2015

Before & After: The Time Traveler's Wife

(Nothing to disclose)

Hello!!

Today's theme in the Crumpet Nail Tarts 31 Day Challenge is 'Decals'. These days I love making my own decals with stamped images, so that's what I did for today's manicure.


I started off with Zoya Sansa, a deep blackened plum with a galaxy of gold flecklets throughout:


Zoya Sansa
Zoya Sansa

Zoya Sansa
Zoya Sansa

Zoya Sansa


Then I stamped the heck out of it! My theme was 'The Time Traveler's Wife', one of my favorite books. I made a collage with Bundle Monster H14, 311, 404, and 415 and Mash 32, 54, and 69; as part of the collage process, I made two nail decals out of the pocket-watch image. One was successful and one maybe not so much...



The Time Traveler's Wife manicure
The Time Traveler's Wife manicure with what appears to be a white blob

The Time Traveler's Wife manicure
The Time Traveler's Wife manicure with what appears to be a white blob



...So I stamped over it again with Konad Red to make the clock image more visible. I set it off a little because I also felt it extended a little too far onto the nail:


The Time Traveler's Wife manicure somewhat improved
The Time Traveler's Wife manicure somewhat improved


The Time Traveler's Wife manicure somewhat improved
The Time Traveler's Wife manicure somewhat improved

I think this improved it a bit, but in retrospect I'd stamp it in brown or black, I think. Still, I love the manicure overall; the other three nails each came out beautifully, and could stand on their own as accent nails, I think. :)

Thanks for stopping by--please check out the other manicure in the challenge, linked below! :)
M.

11 comments:

  1. Sansa is really stunning! I love the time traveller stamping too :)

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    1. Thank you! And Sansa really is beautiful. :)

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  2. Love it! The time traveling theme is neat.

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  3. Sansa is gorgeous, but the stamping looks great!

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    1. That's very sweet to say! It's hard to do a good polish justice. :)

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  4. Ooh, this is so lovely. Even without knowing the story (err, I saw a movie but only remember it vaguely; onto my to-read list it goes!), the theme is still interesting and your execution just wonderful.

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    1. Thank you! And the book is so much better than the movie... :)

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  5. I freakin loved the book, the movie, and I love the heck out of these nails

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    1. Thank you!!! Wasn't it a great book?? I'd be happy to write something half that awesome. *sigh*

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    2. It was beyond awesome it was. It had my heart racing, tears running down my cheek, I gasped a few times out of surprise. Heartbreaking ending.

      I am pretty sure you are well on your way to write something that amazing. I have faith in you, and I am looking forward to see the gem that is hiding inside you. It will happen one day, with all the work you are putting into your writing. :)

      Just look at your first nail art, and compare it to where you are now. You have gotten so far, it's the same with writing. :)
      Good luck!
      can't wait to read it

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