Hi Readers! Sometimes we find beauty in the darkest of times. I was at a funeral on Monday night for my friend Sue's, mom. Sue was my next door neighbor growing up. Her mom lived a long life, she passed away at 84 and had lived the past 6 years without her husband so while I feel sad I find so much comfort knowing she and her husband are together again.
Sitting in the throng of those coming to pay their respects and give condolences I looked around the church and spied so many beautiful stained glass designs. I wanted to recreate some of what I'd seen so I came home and did a search on stained glass and then stained glass mani's but nothing was really jumping out at me. Then I remembered seeing Enamel Girl's holiday mani's and she had one that reminded me of stained glass. She has such fantastic ideas and she can throw you for a loop readers because sometimes she's using foils and not stamping and sometimes SHE STAMPS ON FOIL! Yes that's right stamps on foil! The mani I wanted to recreate for my stained glass look is here.
I did one coat of WetnWild Black Creme. For the metallics I used 3 Funky Fingers Zeppelin, Monster Ballad, and Platinum Record--icy blue, hot pink and gold. I just blobbed them randomly over SH22 using the petal image
Here it is with flash
Close up right hand!!!!
I loved doing this mani and I really liked this Shany plate image too. I plan on using it again with some different color combinations. I really like the stained glass idea and definitely will be working on some more stained glass nails again in the future.
So from a sad day I was able to go home and find something beautiful to recreate that made me happy. How about you readers how you ever found inspiration where you least expected it?