Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today is my Dad's birthday....he shares the birth date of this famous fellow....



Elvis!

I did this mani last night because I knew I'd be visiting with my dad this afternoon and Elvis is one of his all time favourite artists. My dad thought the mani was very cool!

Started with a base of OPI Bride's Bouquet (white); accent is OPI Yoga-
to Get This Blue; two coats of each. Topped with SV. No picture of just base polishes as I've used Bride's Bouquet and shown it a lot and the next pix shows the accent blue well. Stamped using Konad black special polish using FAB II (Elvis head), Konad m58 (guitar), SdP D-11 (boots and cowboy hat) and BM 08 (crown on pinky).



Then added full finger image plate on accent finger using plate FAB IV with Konad white special polish. My FAB UR NAILS plates arrived late last week and it was great that I was able to use a couple of them for this mani!



Stamped a few accents using Konad red and royal purple special polishes. Image plates used were Hot Topic (skull music notes), SdP C-12 (small and medium size crowns from the image) and Konad m73 (music above cowboy hat and above). I had stamping fail here as only half the lines under the stars went on the nail...this was because I took too long in trying to position the stamp on my nails and the polish dried up. Oops! In this case, the only way I probably could have corrected it would be to remove all the stamped images because those lines are on top of Elvis' head and I doubt I could remove the stars and lines without disturbing the head image...but ultimately decided it didn't look too terribly bad so just left it. Lastly, topped with coat of SV.



Happy Birthday, Dad!

Hope you had a great weekend...and thanks for looking!

19 comments:

  1. How sweet!! I love this.
    Nicky

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  2. Today is my dad's bday, too! Happy birthday to yours!!!!

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  3. I hope that your dad and Jenna Froggies dad both have wonderful birthdays!! :D

    Fantastic nails!! :D

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  4. Jenna Froggy: Happy Birthday to your dad too!

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  5. It's just everybody's birthday today! It's also my dad's birthday and David Bowie's birthday. =)

    Snazzy mani!

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  6. Very nice of you to do a mani thinking on your dad's favorite artist. He will love it!

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  7. i love this so much! so creative!

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  8. This mani does look cool! Love it!

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  9. And you say you're not creative, pft. This one turned out great! Happy b-day to your dad!

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  10. I love that you have an Elvis stamp!

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  11. these look great! love your accent nail

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  12. OMG! I love this mani!!
    Where do you find all your plates? I am amazed at all the ones you have...a lot of them I have never even heard of!!

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  13. tjoyu: I post where I find my plates unless I got them in a swap or the etailer/seller is no longer (which happens occasionally). Not so much now, but I spent a lot of time googling image places and sourced a lot of the plates that way.

    nailxchange: I seriously don't think I'm creative at all...my mani's are pretty simplistic especially when I see so many other amazing manis out in the blogesphere...yours included! Hope your stay in Greece is going well...and thx everyone for my dad's birthday wishes!

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  14. I luv this!! Wish ur dad belated happy birthday!!

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  15. Im loving this! And yay you fab ur nail plates came! - enjoy playing with them xx

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  16. I'm always impressed with how you mix and match the stamped images to create a cohesive whole. This one is great as always.

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