Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Challenge Your Nail Art: Pumpkins

Hello Readers!

Today I have a response to the "pumpkins" prompt for the Challenge Your Nail art group on Facebook. I've been looking forward to October for months now because I have been so excited to do fall and Halloween manis! So I'm excited to be participating in the group to see even more fun fall manis.

So today's stamping heavily features Bundle Monster's "holiday" round plate collection, which is an older collection. I made a pumpkin decal and had fun shading it in, as well as shading my leaves. I've really been enjoying coloring fall leaves in; they are really fun to do. 

I also used this moyou london dupe plate for the second time this month:

As well as this farm themed plate from Bundle Monster's "Fuzzy and Ferocious" for the little barn:

I was originally going to do a scarecrow on my accent nail. I actually got it all painted for the decal and when I flipped it over, I hated it. So I decided to change directions and try out the barn image instead. In retrospect, I think the overall look would have been better if I had stuck to the basketweave background on all the nails and just had the one with a pumpkin. Oh, well, you live you learn right? I actually tried to take one of the smaller pumpkins and stamp it onto the foreground on the barn landscape, but it just didn't work. The scale was off and it looked too simple because all the other images have thin black borders. I tried to add detail to make it fit, but it was a fail so I ended up scraping it off and re-stamping the lower portion of my grass there. I later added little pumpkins just using a dotting tool, and then added a little highlight on them with a smaller dotting tool. 

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this fall-themed manicure. Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Your nails look amazing. I almost thought you'd used full-nail water decals.