Saturday, October 5, 2013

Before & After: Carl vs. Shane


Do you like Zombies? Well, I have two Halloween challenges that I'm a part of this year, and Zombies are a part of each of them.

And we all know--I love some me some zombies. So let the zombie fun begin.

When I googled 'zombies' for inspiration, this picture jumped out at me, and I wanted to recreate it:

I started with a base of a polish that, while it isn't part of a Halloween collection, will be included on my Halloween favorites list. Lucky 13 Fool Of A Took is a smokey avocado crelly with grape purple hexes in a variety of sizes:

Lucky 13 Fool Of A Took, 2 coats, artificial light

I know, right??!! ::sighs::

Next, I did a combination of stamping and freehand to recreate the scene. I stamped the tree and the gravestones with Bunny Nails HD01 and HD03, using Konad Black (for once, any smearing will just make things look creepier, lol!). I used black acrylic paint and drew in the man shooting the zombie, and to draw the rolling hills on the ground. Here is the final result:

Best shot with no reflections in the way

Best shot to see the gun

Clearest shot. :)

I love how this came out and I don't want to take it off, but I have to do swatching tomorrow....waaaaahhhhhhh....:P

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out the other zombie manicures below!



  1. So awesome! A shame you have to take it off so soon! :(

    1. Thank you for understanding...::sobs, then eats cookie::


  2. I love this! It turned out really great. Indeed, it's a pity that you have to take it off so soon (...and just because of a "mere" swatch...)... ;)

  3. Your art is spot on. Base color looks so gorgeous as well. Your free hand art honestly looks better than stamping (:

    1. Wow, that's quite a compliment! Thank you so much! :) ::blushes::

  4. I love love love that base color!! That is such a beautiful polish! It totally goes with the Halloween theme!

    1. Isn't it gorgeous? I soooo love her stuff. :)


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