Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas Challenge Day 12 - Reindeers, oh dear


Day 12 - Reindeers

Hi Goddesses

Oh boy.  Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy.  I was NOT looking forward to this!

I have to say a huge thank you to Samariums Swatches – she did a great post the other day over a red glitter, and whilst I haven’t copied it exactly, it was up on my screen as a comfort blanket throughout the “art” process.

I also have to say a huge thank you to Maria at The Girl With The Rainbow Hands.  I was moaning about my sucky artwork the other night, and she encouraged me to trim my art brushes – so I did!  I made them a LOT finer and voila, I think I am ok with this one J

I love Rudolph.  He’s such an iconic part of Christmas, as well as being one of the very best Christmas songs.  I also love Slammin Red by Studio M, so kept that on as my base, and my final love is these different perspectives I’ve been doing.  I’m really enjoying doing the full design on one nail, then zoomed in versions of part of it on the others.

The only other polish you really need to know about is SOPI Metro Chic, which was my reindeer colour, and then I just picked any black and any white out of my monotone box.

The thumb is my joint favourite nail.  Now I don’t know why, but Rudolph looks quite feminine to me on this nail – how is that even possible ?  lol.  My other favourite nail is the ring finger, probably because there’s more antler action, and I also love how Rudolph looks like he’s peeking over the edge of my nail J

The index finger was a zoom in of the face.  I think I should have made everything a bit bigger on this one.  Rudolph is also supposed to be bog-eyed looking at the snowflake that’s landed on his nose.  And then the little finger is just a skinny stretch faced Rudolph.  If you look really closely, you can just see the start of his ears and antlers near the cuticle.

Now, you know I never celebrate my nail art, but I’m feeling quite comfortable with this.  Not the best, but nowhere NEAR the disaster it could have been!  Please also remember this was all done with my wrong hand – that gives me extra pity smiles, yes ?

What’s tomorrow?  Angels.  Man alive, MORE art work.  Someone give me a break here … is there a day that just asks for 20 purple swatches ….?  Anyone ????

Enjoy xx J

Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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