Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Before & After: 'X' is for '"X" marks the spot!'


I'm catching up, oh yes I am, slowly but surely! Today I have the next letter in my alphabet challenge, and that letter is X! I've always love mysteries and treasure hunts, anything like that, so I had to do 'X marks the spot'--on a fun little treasure map. So today's manicure is a little bit whimsical, a little bit silly, and a little bit fun. :)

I started with a base of Barielle Aura Angora, a light butterscotchy creme:

Barielle Aura Angora

Then I created a little mini treasure map with my Migi nail art pens; I drew little mountain ranges and lakes like you'd see on an old penny-novel treasure map. I stamped a pirate's flag on one and and a treasure chest on the ring finger using Cheeky plate CH49 and Konad black (I double-stamped the treasure chest over silver). Then, of course, I drew a huge black X to mark the spot of the treasure:

It's not the most intricate or beautiful manicure, but I kind of love it. It makes me want to grab a cheesy paperback about a romantic search for buried treasure, and curl up with it and a cup of tea. :)

Thanks for taking a look!



  1. This is so creative! Super cute!

    1. Thanks so much! That's why I love challenges, cause they get me to do things I probably wouldn't think of otherwise. :)

  2. Cute fun mani! What a great idea. I love this.

  3. Which "cheesy paperback about a romantic search for buried treasure", would you reach for?

    Great manicure!

    1. How about...Treasure Island!!!! Hahahahahahahahhahahahahaha...I crack myself up...

    2. <3 <3 I totally have a girl crush on you for that comment!

  4. haah treasure island :P its such a cute widdle mani... okay i crack myself up too lol


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