Friday, December 7, 2012

NOTD: Candy Canes


Today is the second prompt in my Winter Holiday Challenge, and the prompt is Gingerbread Men and Candy Canes. I'm assuming (hoping) that this means we can choose one or the other, and I'm choosing candy canes.

I love what I did, but had the worst time ever getting a picture of it. I used a jelly-based glitter, and while it covered well, when I tried to take pictures of it, it went transparent and showed the underwear. If I adjusted the light down so that the polish was less transparent, the colors got dark and muddy. So I'm going to just show you the best I could do and hope the idea comes across, lol.

I started with a base of Sally Hansen White On and covered it with Jindie Nails Yule Love This (a special 'thank you' polish she made for people who ordered the week of Nov. 7th), a milky glitter with red, green, and gold circle glitters. Then I stamped stripes using Wet N Wild I Red A Good Book and LeaLaC plate LLC-A. I filled in some of the stripes with Glitzology Little Red Corvette, a red jelly with red glitter of all shapes. Here's what it ended up looking like--well, sort of:

This is the closest to what it looked like in person dark in order to get the look right...

Ah well, what can you do...

I'm bummed because I really love how this came out. Traditional candy-cane-ish, but with the multi-colored glitter poking out of the white and tons of red glitter in the red stripes. But I just couldn't capture it well. I hope that these pictures at least show you the idea, in case you want to do something like this yourself.

Anyway...thanks for checking it out, and please check out what the other participants did (almost certainly guaranteed to have better pictures than I do!).



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