Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Inspired By Independence Day

The theme for Artsy Wednesday this week is Inspired By Independence Day!

Happy Independence day to those of you who celebrate it! Some of the Artsy Wednesday members are from the US so we all decided to do an Independence Day theme this week.

Colours used:
China Glaze - Poinsettia
piCture pOlish - Bombshell
Konad Special Polish - White

Stamping plate used:
Bundle Monster BM-301

I started with a base of Poinsettia and when that was dry then taped off half of my nail diagonally and painted Bombshell over the top. I removed the tape while Bombshell was still wet then used a coat of Seche Vite to help it dry. I stamped the stripe design on BM-301 with Konad Special Polish White. I used another coat of Seche Vite to finish it off.

I did have problems with this design. I was originally using Ulta3 - Lily White but each time I tried to pick the stamp up I would only get part of the design. When I switched to the Konad polish I was still having the same problem but eventually I got a good stamp. It's still a bit patchy though. Anyone else tried this stamp?

See what the other Artsy Wednesday girls did this week:

Michelle - Lab Muffin
Holly - Hooked!
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Melanie - Nail & Polish
Jessica - Beauty Gnome
Kamen - KAKA Beauty Blog

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors,and the stamping is gorgeous for this mani!

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  2. this looks really nice! it's like a flag waving in the wind :) xxx

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  3. This looks great. I'm looking forward to reading more about what you think of the new bundle monster plates. Trying to decide if I should get them.

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    1. Thanks :) I like that there's not as many tip stamps in this collection, my nails are never long enough to use them.

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  4. This is really pretty and stamping can be annoying sometimes when the polish doesn't get picked up!

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    1. Thanks, I almost gave up and used a striping brush for the white lines.

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  5. I love this mani, it's simply divine. xx

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  6. Very nice! I'm still waiting on my new BM plates, grr... *twiddles thumbs* But I did get my Mash plates yesterday!

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    1. Mine shipped pretty quick, you probably don't have lone to wait for them. :)

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  7. Ooh I love that metallic blue! Fab design! I've tried stamping before, I;m not very good at it tho! Can always only get half the design to stamp on haha!

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    1. I've tried the other stamps on this plate and I think I got a dodgy one. They were all difficult to stamp.

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  8. Looks good to me! I sometimes have that problem with all of my stamps!

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    1. Thanks, I think I got a bad plate though, I had trouble with all of them.

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  9. This is really awesome! I love it!

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  10. How to participate to the artsy wednesday please ? :D

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    1. We'd love to have you on board, but unfortunately we're at capacity at the moment - we'd like to keep the group at 10 people. If you send me an email with your blog link I can add you to the waiting list. If anyone leaves the group in the future, we have your details and we'll be sure to contact you!

      My email: prettypurplepolish@gmail.com

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