Sunday, October 21, 2012
AIS: Halloween - Stamping With Mash Plates 48 and 29 Over OPI Skull and Glossbones
It is Sunday and that means it is time for another stamping challenge in Adventures In Stamping, a group that I am in on Facebook. Today's voted on theme was Halloween. I am getting a little Halloween'd out with all of these other challenges I am involved with and wasn't going to participate until I remembered that I had a skull stamp in my collection that would never be used otherwise. You see, I am not a skull person. I don't understand why they are on everything right now, like the mustache. But, to each their own. I wasn't even sure how to use the skull in a mani when my husband grabbed the three plates I playing around with and told me what I should do. The accent nail was his idea, except for the multiple stamping of the flames, and the little squirly q's were my idea.
I just picked up Skull and Glossbones at T.J. Maxx for $3.99 yesterday and thought it would be perfect for a mani with a skull on it. Upon further google searches, I am not even close to the only one who thought this was a good idea. :-) As described by Scrangie, Skull and Glossbones is a "ghostly light grey cream." I thought this was going to be a three coater but after the second coat it has reached full opacity. OPI is my favorite brand of polish and I really liked this more than I thought I would. The half price price tag helped a lot, too.
Base coat: Sally Hansen Triple Strong Advanced Gel Nail Fortifier
Base coat: Skull and Glossbone from OPI - 2 coats
Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top coat
Stamping plates: Mash 29 & 48
Stamping colors: Lightning and Heat Flash from Sally Hansen Insta-Dri and Stamp me! Black from Essence
Top coat: L.A. Colors Rapid Dry Top Coat
Taken inside without flash
This is how I came up with the little curls on the sides of each nail
I hope you guys enoy this! Feel free to comment, I read each and every one of them. They make me happy!