Wednesday, April 18, 2012

“Photograph” Inspired Manicure

I bring you Rapid Red stamped with m57 and Sinful Colors Black on Black. I am really enjoying this manicure, it’s my Adventures in Stamping Sunday challenge manicure. This week the challenge was “Inspired by your favorite band or music” and of course I chose Def Leppard. This nail art is based on their video from the 80’s “Photograph” and a tribute to Rick Savage’s hot red leopard print pants! I couldn’t find a picture of them, but if you look at this video you’ll see it, and the other reference, the beads. I wanted to capture the essence of the video in my picture and so I used a pose from the video at 2:16 you can see the black and white image of the Marilyn Monroe model holding the beaded necklaces.

It’s not an exact duplicate of the pose, but I think my manicure is “Rockstar” material! I hope you like it. I love the Insta-Dri formula, but the brushes can be difficult to work with. You’ll see a photograph of the Rapid Red before I stamped, with preliminary cleanup, and it was hard to apply without getting it all over my skin. This is two coats, though one would have been enough. I hope you like the photographs, I included a snapshot of the new bracelet I picked up at a local Dollar Store.
Hope you enjoy this last one, it's me at 19 when I met 3 of the members of the band, they were on the Hysteria tour, September of 1988 and it was awesome! I had on leopard print nail art even then, and I will never forget Rick Savage holding my hands admiring my nail art-even if they were artificals, he still loved it! I don’t usually put so many pictures in one post, but I thought that this manicure deserved a small spotlight showcasing it. I think the photograph is my best work to date and I hope you enjoyed sharing it with me. Thank you for checking out my blog and look forward to Ocean Rush this weekend! In Nail Stamping News, Bundle Monster is hosting a killer nail art contest where 25 people will be selected to receive their new 2012 stamping plates as their prize! If you’re on facebook and into nail art you’ve got to enter this. I entered my Sunshine Pop manicure and it’s already up. As always I wish you happy polishing!


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    1. Thank you! I definitely enjoyed taking photographs this time around more then I usually do. :)

  2. It's great I really like it :)

    1. Thanks Diana! So glad you enjoyed the photographs, I really love it, hard to top this one, but I think I will try to tonight! :)


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