It's back to Digit-al Dozen challenges for the next five days; this month's challenge is Vintage. Vintage is anything 20 years of older, so I tried to think back to how life was back when I was a kid for some inspiration (which is more than 20 years...I guess I'm vintage, too!). The first thing that came to mind was my parents funky wallpaper in the kitchen/dining room which was orange, yellow and green striped wallpaper and then my mother had cut out flowers from another wall paper in the same colour scheme and placed them all random on the striped wall paper. I also remembered that my mom was into macrame at the time (macrame was popular back in the 70's) and did quite a few macrame towel holders and numerous owl hangers which where all over our house as well as my grandparents, etc.; which is where I took the inspiration for this mani. This is what I came up with.
Started with a base of skittles, starting at index finger: American Apparel Army Jacket, Sally Hansen Butterscotch, Nubar On the Radar and nails inc. Hamstead Gardens, all two coats topped with SV.
I made a stamper decal using Infinity 07**, using the same colours.
Applied it to my thumb. (Seen I didn't do too good of a job on the decal on the eye but too late at this point.)
After cleanup and top coating with SV.
Used this owl image from Dashica Beauty using the recently released Infinity Nails plates; this is Infinity Nails 07. There are a lot of images on these Infinity Nails plates that can be turned into a stamper decal which is fantastic as it takes stamping to a whole other level IMHO...the designs are great for more traditional stamping as well!
Added more owls using SdP 53 using black Konad special polish.
My first thought was to just add random dots, but I thought I do that fairly often, why not do things a little different, so I dotted the owls using the same polishes and then added white eye balls.
Added black dots for eyes and touched up the stamper decal a little at the tips.
Topped with SV to finish.
I wore this mani for a day and just before I took it off, I thought it would be funky cool matted, so topped with two coats of OPI Matte Top coat.
I did some googling to see if I could find something close to my parents striped wallpaper or the flowers, but couldn't but this was the funky 70's wallpaper that I did find. (If I had have planned this post better, I probably could have found some pix of the funky wallpaper in family albums!)
Macrame owls from Wikipedia.
Here's the other ladies fabulous Day 1 mani's!
Thanks for looking!
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