Friday, November 25, 2016

26 GNAI: Winter Warmth

Hello Readers!

I'm so excited to be getting into the holiday season, as I plan to do lots of Christmas themed manis after Thanksgiving is over! Today's post is for 26 Great Nail Art Ideas, and the prompt is "winter warmth".

This prompt definitely made me think! I was thinking about things that warm you up in winter, things that give you that cozy, comforted feeling, and also about Thanksgiving since this mani falls on the week of that holiday. When I think about warmth and Thanksgiving, I think about warm pies just out of the oven next to a Thanksgiving table set with a festive lacy tablecloth. Apple pie, cherry pie, pumpkin pie... yum! So I decided to play off of that theme for this mani:

I loved getting to play with this Christmas Sinful Colors polish- the red "Satin Ribbon". It has some lovely gold shimmer to it.

I had some trouble getting the sinful colors "black on black" to stamp last time I tried it, so I left the cap off for a while to thicken it up and I was able to get it to work this time. I also used the sinful colors for my white stamping.

My pies and apple stamp comes an older Bundle Monster holiday collection plate:

And I took my cherry image from a plate that I found on aliexpress, but the exact plate is no longer being made. The lace images come from this lacy plate I also found on aliexpress:

After I had all my stamping done, I felt like there was too much doily on my middle finger and I needed to add something to it to offset that. So I found a little bow to put on top. I actually tried several different bows before settling on this one because nothing seemed to be looking quite right.

I can't wait to see how everyone else interprets this prompt! Check it out in the links below: