Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Digit-al Dozen; Fashion, Day 2

When I was looking for fashion inspiration, I tried to find clothes that I knew I could somewhat replicate using stamping plates.  This isn't necessarily what is high fashion or even fashionable, but just some type of clothes that I thought I could kind of copy....somewhat..... 

This was the pix I used for inspiration; I have no idea who the designer is although it looks like a nice summer dress worn by Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Started with a base of two coats of Ulta Blue Streak, topped with HongKong Girl Quick Dry topcoat.

Stamped using white Konad special polish using Cheeky Jumbo 5, Musical Nails plate.

Like any of the stamping images that have a fairly large area to be filled with polish, this image was a little tricky; if you stamped down, there was scraper marks left on the solid polish area, so this is an image that is best scraped side to side or on a diagonal.  I wasn't very careful applying the stamping polish either, I should have made sure all the nooks and crannies in the V's were filled with polish as there was some voids left on scraping as you can see above.  Had I scraping down, they should have been filled, but I scraped on a diagonal and some where missed.  I also knew that this is an image I'd have a terrible time lining up straight too, so used an XL squishy stamper for placement....easier to place my finger in the stamper versus rolling the stamper onto the nails.  But it was hard to line up due the curved moon shape in the design and I was trying to stamp the straighter parts of the image (which is towards the middle of the stamping image) only on my nails  Hopefully this makes sense!  Looks like I did an OK job, although the thumb is a little on the crooked side!

After filling in the most obvious voids of stamping polish with a brush, topped with SV.  I didn't fill them all in, but I got the biggest, most noticeable ones....aka, the ones that were bugging me the most!  And these smaller voids are only noticeable in macro; they aren't noticeable at all in real life.

Here's a closer look at Cheeky Jumbo 5, Musical Nails.

I'm not sure how some of the images on the Musical Nails plate relate to music, but there are some great non-musical images on this plate regardless!

Here's the other ladies Day 2 Fashion mani's!

Thanks for looking!


  1. what a great inspiration!
    your shevron is perfect ;)

  2. Great idea!
    I love it!

  3. I love simple designs like this! I had the same problem with some of the jumbo images, too much space! :)

  4. this nail art is super...
    love the blue base in contrast with white
    happy day

    The simple life of rich people BLOG

  5. Love it! And that plate looks pretty awesome too!

  6. Pretty! And I need that plate!


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