Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fun in the Sun Stamping!

Hello all, sorry for the lapse in blogging lately. I waste so much time on the computer but when I think about blogging, "I could be working!" Then my cat lays down to sleep on all my papers and I get lazy again!

I decided to get a little artsy this week, though, and created a scenic stamping mani for a contest where the theme is Fun in the Sun. I am excited to blog about this actually. I actually drew this up on paper and stamped where everything should go before I stamped it out. 

I started with a base of Sally Hansen Barracuda 

And sponged on Sally Hansen Brisk Blue for the top of the sky and in areas with ocean, the ocean background. Then I went over the sky again once it dried with SH Barracuda to tone down the brightness of the blue.

Cleanup! I usually just rub a qtip around the skin until I do detailed cleanup. Especially with blues, don't want to have smurf hands!

I painted down a little OPI Skull and Glossbones where I wanted sand/dirt. Then I sponged on Sally Hansen Quick Sand, which is sparkly and sand-like. 

Then.....I stamped. A lot.

I used my new MASH plates and Konad/Fauxnads for this.

I don't know any dolphin songs soooo I was singing Baby Beluga the whole time in my head >_>

I know, lots of photos! I love this though! Even if the butterfly stamps were jerks! 
Baby beluga in the deep blue sea...sigh, it is there again. haha!


  1. Whoa Lady!!

    You're GOOD!!! Well done with this mani. So fabulous!!!

    Lots of stamping and this is totally cool.

    BTW, Your nail shape actually make me want them. I thought I was sold out to square tips. Love that yours isn't so pointy. :-D

    1. Thanks so much!! You know, someone else said that to me the other day and I was like, wow, I wish they were pointier! LOL It may be unbelievable, but I have never had square nails. I have to file the edges or I get splits and ingrown nail on the side. When I Was little, I was always on pink penicillin because I had so many infected ingrown nails all the time!

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    1. Thank you! *Someone* was inspirational when I had to think of what to do! ;)

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    1. Thanks so much! It was more fun and more successful than I thought it would be :))

  4. OMG! Wow! Your nails look amazing!

  5. So beautiful!! I wish I had the time and patience to do something like that!! <3

  6. Holy wow, these look AMAZING! One of the best, most creative stampings I've ever seen, and the gradient in the sky gives it so much depth. Good luck in your contest! :D

    1. Aww thanks. I should post, I won the contest!

  7. this is so beautiful I can't keep my eyes off