Friday, December 12, 2014

Digit-al Dozen Does Winter Wonderland; Day 5

It's Day 5 of Digit-al Dozen Winter Wonderland challenge!  I know I already said this before, but the ladies have been nailing this weeks theme; truly some amazing mani's been shared this week!  Hopefully you've had a chance to check them out!

This is my Day 5 mani; a vintage winter evening ride home to the homestead! (Not sure if this is how is looks but that was the intention!)

Started with a base of two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, topped with one coat of Contrary Polish Frozen.

Taking a cue from my fellow Digit-al Dozen member Sassy Shelly, who did a gray gradient here that I absolutely adored, decided to sponge on Glam Polish Lisbeth.

I have no idea what that dot was on my finger (probably in the sponge) but it annoyed me greatly, so picked it out as best as I could, then top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on top to finish.  This is yet another base that I would see so much use for stamping on top; I'm sure it will make an appearance at some point over the winter!

For the scenery, I first added the horse and carriage from WM59 using Konad black special polish and Mundo de Unas 23.  Then added the house from Infinity 13 using black Konad special polish.  Next, stamped the trees on the ring and pinky using Infinity 75 using black Konad special polish and Mundo de Unas 7.  Some of the path on the ring finger, I brushed in to make solid.  Lastly, using MoYou Mother Nature Collection-09, stamped in the barn and weather vane using black Konad special polish and Mundo de Unas 09.  I did the image shrinking technique and even then, barely got them to fit.  And yes, the sideway stamping was intentional; when I planned this in my head, the look was suppose to be as if the carriage was going along the path, heading home and the barn in farms is usually behing the house (if only my thumb could turn sideways and be higher up like I've seen other bloggers do!) but it was the best I could do.  Added the moon on middle finger using Infinity 75 using CND Silver Chrome, then high lighted with brush and white Konad special polish.


MoYou Mother Nature Collection-09

Added a wreath over the front door, hand painted in more path on the middle finger and dabbed Mundo de Unas 48 here and here on trees for interest. Touched up the barn better, etc.

Top coated to finish.

Like so many other mani's this week, decided to matte it, mainly so imagery could be seen better.

In hindsight to make this a little bit more wintery, I should have added in some falling snow and maybe put some snow on the trees, etc. and maybe could have down with a darker backdrop, but none the less, I was pleased how this turned out! I particularly like the snowy look on the roof of the house.

Hopefully you have enjoyed this weeks challenge mani's!  I had a lot of fun doing them!

Here's the other ladies Day 5 mani's!

Thanks for looking!  Now onto more seasonal and holiday themed mani's..............they will be coming!


  1. I have that very MoYou plate and it didn't even occur to me it looked a bit like a chalet

  2. This is spectacular. I love the base and the moon!

  3. This is beautiful! Great base color, and as always, your stamps impress me!

  4. I love this! The whole scene is so wintry!

  5. Sassy Shelly is beautiful! Lovely nail art :-)

  6. A beautiful design and you've pulled together all those different stamps really well.

  7. Wow! Makes me think of White Christmas! Love it!

  8. Love it! So much detail! I totally thought of White Christmas too!


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