Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Under The Sea

Hi Readers!  I'm not sure if I mentioned this before or not but I belong to a facebook group called Adventures in Stamping and on Sundays we have a challenge mani.  This Sunday's challenge was Under The Sea.  Since I had to finish up my Animalistic Week I wasn't able to feature this mani on Sunday so here it is on Tuesday lol!
Here it is with flash
one more time!
This mani was really a labor of love!  A lot of polishes were used to stamp with as well as several plates.  To start out though I used a seafoam green franken i made which I named The Bikini Diaries.  I try to name all my frankens after my favorite books.  Here is a pic of it before any stamping was done.
Isn't it lovely?  Naturally I think so as I made it lol!  After I did a two coats of The Bikini Diaries I put some Sinful Colors Nail Junkie on the tips, I tried not to go straight across but give it some depth.  I pulled out my Kleancolor Metallics to stamp with, I used Metallic Aqua, Metallic Blue, Metallic Red, Metallic Fuchsia, and Metallic Yellow.  I also used SH Whirl Wind White for my skelly fish.  My favorite image on any plate is the super cute skeleton fish (which I lovingly call skelly) on BM04.  To do this mani I stamped the plant image from BM05 onto a few nails in different colors.  I also used the swirly plant and dot image from BM04.  I also used the skeleton found on BM211--when he's under the sea he looks like a cute octopus or jelly fish and not a scary skeleton lol!  I blobbed different color of the metallic polishes on the school of fish image on Fauxnad M27.  I really love how it looks, sort of cute but sort of detailed and fancy.

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you all have a fantastic day!


  1. this looks magnificent! =)

  2. I love this manicure Laurie, it's so perfect!

  3. Thanks ladies! The skelly fish is my favorite image ever! I hope to find some more things for him in the future!