Tuesday, May 31, 2016

NOTD: Do you believe in happy endings?

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Recently fellow Instagram nail fanatic @fiercefirefly challenged me to a little nail-art storytelling...She did a manicure that had a dragon, a princess, and a castle as the beginning of the story, and we were each supposed to come up with a mani that told the end of it.

In her version, the princess survived the vicious dragon, and became a queen. Ah...happy endings are so beautiful...

I decided to go another way.

Dragon's bane 

Let's take a closer look at that carnage:

Dragon's bane!

Yeah, in this version, the princess didn't come out of things quite so well...

To make the mani I started with a base of Zoya Cam on all fingers and Zoya Dory on my thumb. Next, I stamped flames on my fingers with Sally Hansen Rapid Red, using the fur image from UberChic Beauty Fairytale 01. I stamped the skull from Cici&Sisi 16, and made a decal of the dragon from UberChic Beauty's The Far East 02 plate (stamped with Messy Mansion Chalk and Carbon. Finally, I made the castle wall decals by stamping the bricks from Bundle Monster BM-422 with Messy Mansion Chalk, and I filled it in with two coats of Zoya Yuna so the decals would be nice ad thick. Then I ripped pieces of of them to show where they'd be crumbling from the attack--I love how you can see the ridge on the nails.

What do you think? I'm sure you prefer the happy ending, but you gotta admit, the art is pretty cool...;-)

Happy stamping,


  1. I LOVE IT!! As much as I like a happy ending I am also a fan of the 'road less traveled'!! LOL Your art work is gorgeous and right on target! Just looking at all those plates and coming up with the right mix.....inspired...

    1. Thank you! I used to do a lot more challenges when I had more time and loved picking images from different plates to come up with stuff...I miss that and need to do it more!<3

  2. Awesome Storytelling nails. love it


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