This week, the Challenge Your Nail Art group is back with another week-long challenge, this time centered around Fall/Autumn and Thanksgiving. We'll be running daily nail art through Thursday this week, which should lead you all right into Black Friday and money-spending madness as we headroll into the Christmas season. Today's prompt is Fall Leaves and/or Trees, and I've created this stamped look for you.
To create this look, I started with two coats of OPI Red Fingers & Mistletoes, a dark red polish full of orange sparkley shimmer. To really up the shimmer ante, I added a coat of Max Factor Fantasy Fire, a pale purple jelly with red holo shimmer.
Once my base colors were dry, I marbled MoYou Nails Red, Yellow, and Orange over a leaf image on Cici & Sisi plate 06 and then scraped to get the stamp. I think I had loftier ambitions for this in my head, because the colors didn't quite marble the way I wanted, and in places it just looks downright muddy. I will try this technique again over a simpler base to see if I can perfect it.
If you like this look, please take a moment to check out the other Fall Leaves/Trees nail art from this challenge in the inlinkz below.
Also, if you're noticing anything different about my nails, it's because they're now wearing a gel overlay. I finally got in all my bits and pieces to start working with sculpting gel and gel polish, and I wanted to strengthen the weak free edges of my nails as a first step. I still have a few scheduled posts from before I applied the gel, and you'll notice those pics have a longer nail in them. Not sure that it was necessary to disclose all of that, but I'm excited that I was able to do the overlays and I'm happy that I'll be able to keep them strong while the weak, thin nail beds grow out.
As always I would love to hear what you think about this look down in the comments. To my US readers, enjoy your 3-day week, and for everyone else, I hope you have a great week. See ya soon!