It's Digit-al Dozen week! This month, our theme is traditions. While they don't have to be centered around the holidays, because its so close to Christmas, all mine will be (I think, because I haven't finished all five yet; but that's the plan anyway lol). For Day 1, I did a mani based on leaving a letter along with milk and cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve, and carrots for the reindeer. I did this as a child, as did my children. Some years, we even left Santa an onion because 'Santa' hates onions lol. Here's what I came up with!
Started with a base of Pure Ice Shore Bet, two coats, no top coat.
Added coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC.
I wanted a little bit of background interest for the stamper decals i had made but not enough to overpower the images; went with an image from Messy Mansion MM40 using MoYou Falcon. Top coated before applying stamper decals (no pix, as this post has enough lol).
I made five stamper decals for using images from Mundo de Unas MdU Christmas 3 (centre and ring), FUN 20 (index), Cheeky Home Sweet Home Jumbo 7 (pinky) and Big SdP P (no pix here because I messed up my first decal so had to make a second but continued along with the mani in interest of time). For stamping polishes, used Girly Bits Emerald and FunkyFingers Dark Knight. Filled in the stamping using assortment of acrylics.
Mundo de Unas MdU Christmas 3
Added assortment of dots on the Christmas tree for interest.
My two favourite nails!
Added words from BundleMonster BM-S217 and snowflakes for filler. I used the clear jelly stamper for the work placement but unfortunately, the 'AS' at the end of Christmas didn't stamp well, so tried to remove it, then restamped just those two letters.
It was late by the time I finishedand my second thumb stamper decal wasn't dry enough to apply. So in the morning, added the stamper decal on the thumb.
Thought that this decals would look better matte; added coat of OPI matte to finish.
I love how this turned out but it was a lot of work looking through plates, then planning all the nails, doing the decals, filling them, waiting for them to dry, etc etc. It would be nice to do something this creative every day but simply not enough time!
Here's the other ladies Day 1 mani's!
Thanks for looking!