Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Harry Potterthon Day 2 - Chamber of Secrets

Hi Goddesses

I hope you all enjoyed Day 1 yesterday and managed to check out my fellow Potter-geeks :)

Now, today I have a confession.  I don't actually like Chamber of Secrets.   As a book, it didn't grip me the way the others do, and yet it does have it's fair share of standout moments. There were lots of iconic images that I could have put on the nails but didn't -

* the flying car
* the basilisk - sorry, I HATE snakes
* the wonderful first glimpse of the Weasley's Burrow
* Errol, the owl, flying into the window
* and Dobby, dear sweet Dobby

Inevitably I went with things I thought I could do justice to, so let's have a gander shall we ?

On the thumb we have Aragog, the mahoosive spider.  Beth hates spiders, so I've been wiggling my thumb under her nose to freak her out :)

The index fnger actually had a lot of care and attention, but I'm not sure that you can tell!  This is Gilderoy Lockhart's standard ensemble of shirt, cravat, waistcoat and cloak.  I went for sickly shades as he is a bit of a ponce.   Also, I actually stamped the waistcoat, but there's so much going on, that it's really hard to see.

Middle finger - the infamous howler from Mrs Weasley :)    This was an envelope that turned into red lips, with teeth and flying tongue tendrils, with the scroll of parchment in the middle.  Not a total success.

The ring finger is the bloody writing on the wall warning that the Chamber of Secrets has been opened.  When I googled it, the wall was very "old" looking, with years of wear and fancy plasterwork.  So, the base of this is white, with aged sponging and white stamping - I know!  For me that's a lot of detail.

And the little finger is a fail, I think because this nail was too narrow, but this is the cake that Dobby dropped on the head of a ghastly Dursley guest - I just tried to make it look like lots of layers of cream and jam.

Let's end with Beth.  I mentioned yesterday that she was ridiculously excited by this challenge - these are the drawings she sketched out for me.  You can't see all the detail, but she had even written down which EXACT polishes I should use.  Uh oh ..... what have I done lol :)

Enjoy !  xx :) and don't forget the other lovely ladies taking part - 

Sam : http://legiolinde.blogspot.com/
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