Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen Recreates--Day 2!

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So, we started off easy yesterday with a first-post recreation that didn't change the original mani too much. But from this point on, I'm gonna have to work a little harder to make lemonade out of my lemons.

Today we're heading back to my very first posted mani ever:

Yeah, I know. But, not only was this my first mani post ever, it was only my second attempt at nail stamping, ever. So, if I keep that in mind, I'm not too embarrassed by it...although I'm not sure there's anything I can say to excuse that photography. How I ever thought this was okay to put up in a blog post I really just don't know. Yikes.

Okay, so, what would I do differently? Well, first of all, I had a limited number of images (probably like 4 little Konad plates at that point!), so I did the best I could, but I'm not sure I'd combine these two images again. I also don't think the shape is right on the flourishes for where I placed them. Add in that the base color is so dark it makes it hard to see the black, and I've got my work cut out for me.

I decided to go with a green that has a little more light to it for contrast, so I used Sinful Colors Show Me The Way. To stick with the full-nail image + accent image scheme, I selected two images that actually look good together from UberChic Beauty's Art Deco Chic plate, and stamped with Kaleidoscope Black:

UberChic Beauty Art Deco Chic over Sinful Colors Show Me The Way

UberChic Beauty Art Deco Chic over Sinful Colors Show Me The Way

Oh, yes, that's more like it. A unified look, bright enough contrast to let the stamping shine, and image placement that makes way more sense. What do you think?

I'll be back tomorrow with another recreation--in the meantime, check out the other ladies' recreations, linked below! :)

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M. xoxo

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  1. Wow, that is just striking! Flawless!

  2. So beautiful! And I think many of us had less-than-perfect photography skills/materials at the start, lol ;-)

    1. You're sweet to say that, but let's just say some of us were worse than other...lol! >.>


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