First off, I wanted to comment on something that was brought up on the Facebook page. I just wanted all the great ladies involved in this challenge to know - I know I don't reply to any of the posts made on my page, but with my limited time, I would much rather spend it looking at what you all have come up with and commenting on your pages than replying to comments on mine. Be assured, I read every single one (and not just because the "Publish" option forces me to). I really, really appreciate all the comments and words of encouragement that you leave every week. Now, on to the mani...
My mother was a huge fan of anything Egyptian. I don't know why, but she was. I wish I had taken her to some of the exhibits that made their way through Chicago, but she had issues going in to the city, among other things. So when "E" came up, I thought I would do something related to it. My inspiration picture is this:
Not just for the picture, but for the colors. Gold, coral, and turquoise seem as if they are a primary part of all the images I was looking at. I also thought it would be a good example to see if I had any of the images in this photo on any stamping plates I have. Well, that didn't pan out really well, but I did have a couple.
Next, the polishes I used: I decided to go with drugstore brands. Partly because I couldn't find a coral and turquoise in my collection (Sinful Colors had them both), and partly because I was anxious to try something from the Wet 'n Wild Fergie collection. I had tried Wet 'n Wild before - it was disappointing. But new marketing, new packaging...why not give it a try?
The colors are: Sinful Boogie Nights (coral), Sinful Mint Apple, and Wet 'n Wild Gold Album. The gold? 1 coat = full coverage. Very happy with this polish for $3.99 a bottle. There are a few other colors in the collection that I wouldn't mind getting. If they all apply like this, I'm going to watch the new Wet 'n Wild a little more.
I know I am VERY long winded this week, but this made me think of my mom...anyway, here's the mani. Again, night pictures. I had intended to take them during the day, but the last two days have been cold, wet, windy, dark, snowy, wet, cold...you get the idea. I don't think I was able to go 10 minutes without having to put lotion on my hands, it has been so bad. Plus, moving files and handling paperwork all day for the last two days were VERY hard on my hands. Three days in, and it still doesn't look too bad, if I do say so myself.
I had a choice of doing something more time period authentic, or have a little fun with it. I decided to have a little fun. I didn't have patience for authentic... Oh, I almost forgot to mention - this is the first time I ever tried stamping...EVER. Although these were just single images, I totally see myself doing this a LOT more.
So, there you have it. One more week down - time is really flying with this! Thanks again for the look see, and be sure to see all the other ladies' take on the letter "E" below!!
Until next week!