Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Stamping - Pulsating Pink & Purple with a little bit of Obnoxious Orange

Good afternoon, lovelies. I don't know about you but I've had an absolutely wonderful lazy Sunday. Hunny bunny and I lounged on the couch most of the day and watched a redbox movie I picked up last night, the latest Sherlock Holmes film. I'm not a movie critic by any means, but this was a great sequel!

Today's post is coming a little late because, frankly, I am swamped. Last weekend it was a bridal shower and this weekend its getting the spare bedroom/my office ready for some in-laws. Not really a stressful affair, just time consuming as this room has only been set up recently and still sort of acts as a catch-all for my stuff. Lots of rearranging and going through old papers to clear off shelves and make drawers available. Oh, and have I mentioned I'm getting ready for the fall semester starting on Monday? I'm just a teensy bit spread thin, so I did this manicure this morning before Mr. OUaP was up.

This week's Adventures in Stamping group challenge was Pulsating Pink with the runner up being Obnoxious Orange. Since I voted for Obnoxious Orange I decided to include some anyway. :)

My manicure started with three coats of China Glaze Señorita Bonita that I then stamped with Konad Princess Polish in Psyche Pink (less opaque than I'd expected, btw) using stamping plate Mash-40. Since the swirls didn't show up as well as I'd liked I added some dots along the swirls using the stamping polish and accented the other swirls with dots using OPI A Roll in the Hague.

My stamping abilities are improving by leaps and bounds I think, but for some reason still not as I'd like them to be. I'm getting a good transfer of paint from my plate to my stamper, but not from my stamper to my nails. The image transfers but at least a third or half of the paint is left on the stamper. Like only half of the thickness of the paint transferred. Does this happen to anyone else? It doesn't happen with all stamping attempts but is still frequent.

So tell me, what do you think? Did I pull it off?

PS. Don't forget to enter my "Back to School" Giveaway for a Zoya NYFW Gloss Trio!


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