Sunday, November 25, 2012
Happy Sunday everyone! I am typing this with one hand because I have a baby on my lap! But it is OK, because he is the cutest baby on the face of the earth, and my best friends baby. Although, I'm sure mine will be cuter. ;-) Today's post is for the Facebook group, Adventures In Stamping. Each week we vote on a challenge, and this week the challenge is for us to stamp over a blue base. I decided I wanted to do a blue gradient and it turned out beautifully.
I also thought today would be a great way to use some of my whites that I haven't tried stamping with, to see how they worked. We get a lot of questions referring to cheaper polishes to stamp within the group, and I figured my left hand would be a great way to kill two birds with one stone. As you will see, my cleanup is terrible with my non dominant hand, and I'm also hiding a brutal hangnail. It is so brutal, I couldn't even apply acetone to it to clean it up. :-( Winter is so harsh on my hands!
Base coat: Sally Hansen Triple Strong Advanced Gel Nail Fortifier
Base color: Cinderella from Sinful Colors - 2 coats
Gradient colors: Cinderella, Why Not, and Hot Spot from Sinful Colors
Topcoats: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat and Essence Gel Like Top Coat
Stamping colors: Stamp Me! White from Essence, White On The Spot from Milani, and Superstar! from Pure Ice
Stamping image: Mash 42
This picture was taken outside. All stamping is done with Stamp Me! White from Essence
This picture was taken inside without flash. All stamping was done with Stamp Me! White from Essence.
This picture was taken inside without flash. Stamping was done with White On The Spot from Milani on the pointer and ring finger, and Superstar! from Pure Ice on the middle and pinky finger.
This picture was taken outside and stamping is done as described above the previous picture.
As you can see, the difference is pretty dramatic between the three whites I stamped with. I will keep using the stamping polish from Essence, unless I can find something better. I know the last two pictures look fuzzy, but it is actually the stamping that is making them look fuzzy. :-( Crazy, huh.