Friday, May 18, 2018

Spring Flowers!

I know it's been a while since I did a blog post and thanks if you are still around checking out my blog and other media's! I had a couple of emergencies involving my kids (one broke his arm, he had to see several specialists, have scans and numerous xrays/scans/tests due to the break and circumstances  to see if surgery and/or other treatment was need; and if that wasn't enough, two days later, my daughter was in car accident and totalled her car and was pretty banged up and bruised). This was on top of my pretty busy work and personal life already plus I had planned holidays the week this happened as I had some business I had to attend to so life just got too busy and hectic to find the time to do any blogging.  I was still doing my nails when I could though; not overly complicated nails just polish and simple stamping so again, thanks for hanging around!

I did stamper decals for these nails maybeeee six weeks ago I want to say?  Let's just say that while I've had good success with retaining a painted image on a hard stamper and then applying SH Hard as Nails to make a decal and then applying it when it was well over a year old, these decals painted on the stamper and then applied directly from the stamper using the sticky base didn't hold up nearly as well.  Super fragile and brittle; some broke apart and I had to line them back up on the nail and apply.  While they didn't turn out terribly, they could have been better I think.  But I love these odd assortment of flowers; almost all are spring flowers that are starting to bloom or at least come up in my area right now.  This is what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Essie Shelter Island, no top coat.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Applied images from BundleMonster XL217 directly from stamper.


Applied final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

This week is also Digit-al Dozen challenge week; the theme this month is mani's inspired by other members. Everyone knows how much I love being part of the Digit-al Dozen and I don't think in the 5+ years I've been a member that I've ever sat out an entire event although I do know that I've missed finishing some of my mani's some months.  I'm really sad that I wasn't able to participate this month but just had too much on the go to source mani's and then try to replicate them or do something close.  I do hope you check out the other ladies mani's this month and I should be on track for next month!

Thanks for looking!

(updated May 22 2018 to include stamping plate pictures)

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