Thursday, November 16, 2017

Playing with Nail Polish . . .

Hello Friends!
Have you missed me?  LOL
I was in Michigan from Wednesday (8th) until Monday (13th) visiting with my crafting friend Diane Hover (Nellie's Nest)  and we had a GREAT time.  We didn't spend as much time crafting this visit as we usually do, too close to Christmas so  shopping was on our agenda most days!  BUT she did want us to try the 'Nail Polish Technique' ... so before heading back to Ohio, we gave it a go!!

The first video we watched made it look so easy by simply flicking the nail polish onto the surface of the water then moving it around a bit with a tooth pick or skewer ... but we found we had difficult with that method.  SO moving onto to a few other videos & blogs, we found one where the lady 'gently poured' the polish in a zigzag motion and somewhere along the line it was also mentioned what we believe was the CLUE to the entire process ... YOU HAVE TO BE QUICK!!!

 Here's my panel using two polishes ... Black and Gold Glitter.
Below is the card I created using this panel.
I've purchased these cute penguins stamp from convention a
few months back but had yet had a chance to ink them up ... 
today was the day!  After coloring I fussy cut them and
popped them up.  I also die cut this Cheery Lynn bow die
from black and from gold foil ... using the gold as an outline panel.

Catching the beauty of the sparkle on this card is next
to impossible!  But believe me ... it's SO PRETTY IRL!!

Challenges to share in:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #8 - ATG w/critter
 Animal Friends Challenge #56 - Christmas + animal
Daisy Chain Challenge #14 - Christmas/Winter
Little Red Wagon Challenge #420 - Penguins and Polar Bears

Here's another panel I created and turned into a quick card.
I used red, green and the gold glitter polishes to create this panel.

Wait until you see the panels Diane created!  They are gorgeous!
Believe me when I tell you, it is very difficult to 'cover up' these panels with
images & sentiments ... lol ... they are SO PRETTY on their own.

Thanks for stopping by ...
As Always . . .


scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, great technique!!! Love, love this background, very impressive! Just perfect for those cute penguins! Amazing card!

Donna Phelan said...

How fabulous! Beautiful backgrounds! I like what you did with each card. So FUN!

Bunny said...

These are very pretty. I have not heard of this technique so I'll have to have a look at it. I'm sure it gives some really interesting looks that you don't want to cover up.[Bunny]

Diane said...

These turned out fabulous!!! I especially like the background for those adorable penguins, perfect!! So fun, maybe next time we do a bit more 'crafting' but the break felt so GOOD!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! I especially love that black and gold! I was just commenting on Diane's blog that I have some glitter polish that would look cool. I've never tried this technique. Love the black and gold bow, too, and the colorful penguins are perfect against that background. This almost looks like the old shaving cream technique, but with a different finish/texture and, as you say, you have to be FAST! It sounds like you girls had tons of fun. As I mentioned to Diane, I still want to hear the train story. Welcome back!

Judy Woodland said...

Super cool. As I told Diane, this technique is harder than it looks. I love your results, I think you nailed it. Love your card too, the background colors are perfect for the cute penguins. Fabulous!!!

Vicki robertson said...

Amazing! Who would have thought? I love the designs you created!

Conniecrafter said...

This sounds like the technique I did with the alcohol inks, I do have some old polishes I could give this a try, I love the gold touch in with them, the one for the penguins looks so cool and they are too cute!
Glad you had a fun time visiting!

Dreja said...

Ganz wundervoll gemacht.
Dankeschön für die Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja

Kuni said...

Your card is so wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.

Heather said...

This is adorable. A great penguin stamp. And the nail polish technique is very interesting. Thanks for joining me at Little Red Wagon this week.