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Monday, December 9, 2013

The 12 days of X-mas Mani's day 5: Bells


      Well It's days 5 of the 12 days of X-mas Mani's Challenge and today's theme is bells.


     My manicure is horrible and I don't like it one bit, but work got busy and I haven't had a chance to do a 2nd try. The picture I had in my head didn't transfer to the nail so well or at all really. That never happens right? It seems like that happens to me more often than not. I did tell myself that I was going to do every day in this challenge and for that reason only, I'm going to share this disaster with you.

     My idea was to have the green background look like the frost patterns on windows and the bells to look like it was ringing across my nails. Once again placement of the image seems to be my enemy. And I wish the green had shown up just a hair more.

     I used Orly Dayglow as my base. I then stamped with Maybelline Mystic green and plate RA-107 from Red Angel. For the bells I used Maybelline Bold Gold and Image plate BM-223 from Bundle Monster.

     I hope my next manicure for the challenge turns out better than this one did. While you wait for that  why not check out what the other ladies did for day 5.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. at least they seemed to comeout alright on this mani.

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  2. You hate these? They are kind of abstract and look all silver and gold...like the song! I like them.

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    1. I dont hate them I guess But Im not happy with how it turned out. Probably because I had a specific idea in my head and this isnt even close to it. I might like it more if I wasnt going for such a specific look.

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  3. I really like them! I hate it when what I have in my head doesn't translate though-it happens to me all the time! Still, I think these have come out really well =)

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    1. Awe thank you. I think Im just being overly hard on myself because all the other manis Ive done for this challenge have worked out so well. I still have to come up with an idea for the next prompt too which is driving me nuts.

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  4. I hate when the idea in my head doesn't translate at all! :( I can see where you were going though with this, and the bells definitely look like they are "ringing" across your nails. :)

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    1. Thank you! That means I must have gotten part of it right. =)

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  5. I think these turned out nice, but I know the "not what I had in mind" feeling. I really love the base stamping!

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    1. Thanks Tina! I think Im going to try the base part again only reverse the colors. That way it might look like trees behind frosted glass. Still working that out though.

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  6. I think they are very subtle and beautiful!

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