Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Funky Leopard - TPTC

Hey y'all!

Today I have a bright and funky stamped leopard print nail art for you.  Unfortunately I'm not very happy with the quality of the stamping plate, but I am pleased with the overall finished look for today's Tri Polish Tuesday.

Funky stamped leopard print nail art

All three polishes used in this mani are from Sinful Colors.  It's almost as though I feel a failure now if I don't manage to get them all from the same manufacturer, and I don't know why.  Luckily these played together SO nicely.

L-R: Sinful Colors Easy Going, (Matte) Savage, Thimbleberry
This past weekend was "Saran Wrap" week in the SIMPLES nail art group on Facebook, so I actually used this as a launching point for this week's TPT prompt.  I started with two coats of Easy Going on all my nails and used the saran wrap technique to marble Thimbleberry over the pale nude base.

Funky stamped leopard print nail art

Before stamping, I sealed the nail art in with a coat of OTD.  I have actually designed a system for deciding which quick-dry topcoat to use based on what's underneath.  Since OTD is notoriously smear-y (totally a word now), it's perfect for use on marbles and gradients because it helps blend the colors even more.  

Funky stamped leopard print nail art

Once the topcoat was dry, I stamped Savage on in this leopard print from a fauxnad m57 plate that I purchased from BPS.  It took many, many, many, many, many tries to get this full manicure done, because the image did NOT want to pick up reliably.  Eventually I was able to get it all done, though, and I'm satisfied with the results. 

Funky stamped leopard print nail art

I really love the juxtaposition of the glossy marble base with the matte turquoise stamping, so I did not topcoat over the stamping so I wouldn't lose that.  

Funky stamped leopard print nail art

What do you think of this bright animal print?  Are you enjoying the nude/coral/turquoise nail art looks as much as I am?  Let me know down below, and be sure to check out the other beautiful designs by the Nail Tarts below.

Hope you're all having a fantastic week and I'll see you again tomorrow!




17 comments:

  1. This is really cool!
    I might try to copy this for my Monkey See, Monkey Do :)

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  2. You have so out done yourself with this one, lovely!

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  3. Well the hassle with the plate was totally worth it because this mani looks fabulous!

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    1. Oh thank you so much! In essence it just means I need a new leopard print plate :)

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  4. This is just perfect for summer vibrant and bright but not too in your face. It's just right perfect mix of colours. Fab job

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  5. I liked these leopard colours. Something different from the usual as well when it comes to colour choice - you certainly switched it around to make it more bright and vibrant. I like :D

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  6. This is stunning! The marble base is stunning (and now on the list for new things to try).
    Love these colours x

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see your results when you attempt the technique. It's so easy to do and it's almost impossible to mess it up!

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    2. That's good to know! Exactly the kind of nail art I like x

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