So did you hear the news?.... DeNami Design is sponsoring the latest challenge over at the Everything But the Kitchen Sink blog. This month, the challenge is to create a project using Nail Polish!... What a unique idea, huh?.... Well, I'll be honest, at first I was pretty stumped on coming up with an idea for this challenge. In fact, my original idea didn't quite turn out as pretty in person as it had looked in my head. So I didn't end up using it. But then, I finally came up with this......
First, I took a piece of cardstock and folded it in half, then unfolded it, so that I was left with a crease in the middle. Then I poured a few drops of nail polish from various colors on to one side of the cardstock. I then folded the cardstock in half again, which allowed the nail polish to spread out and also create a mirror image on the other side.
I repeated the first step a few more times, adding more and more drops of polish in different sizes, until I covered the paper with an amount that I was satisfied with. I have to admit, I seriously felt like I was back in kindergarden again! haha... =)
Once the paper was aqequately covered, I set it aside to dry. This step is very important! I actually left it out to dry over-night, so that I would be sure that I wouldn't have any problems with wet nail polish getting on any of my stamps. But once it was dry, I took the Fancy Butterfly from DeNami Design, and stamped it several times across the page. I rotated the image a few times, while I stamped, in order to get coverage of all the colors on the page.
Once I was done stamping, I then cut out the butterflies, in order to adhere them onto my card base.
And here's my final result........
Sooo... What do ya think?.... Not too bad, huh?..... During the time that I was creating this, I had no idea of what the finished product was going to look like at all. So I was pleasantly surprised when it didn't turn out as bad as I thought. I actually wouldn't mind doing something like this again. It definitely brought back memories of my "finger painting" days and "arts & crafts" from when I was younger! haha.... But I sure had a lot of fun with this challenge, and I definitely recommend that you play along too. I'm looking forward to seeing what people come up with over at the EBTKS Blog.
By the way... in case any of you are wondering... I actually never really get the chance to paint my own nails. If I do, I usually get french manicures. All of the colors used today were courtesy of my little sister. So I just wanted to say "thanks" to her, for allowing me to to go through her stash and use up some of her polish with my various attempts at this challenge. :)
Well, I hope I was able to provide some inspiration for some of you today. If by any chance, you end up trying something similar to my technique, please let me know, because i'd love to check it out! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope that each and every one of you are having a super fun and fabulous weekend! =)
Nail Polish Butterflies Card
Paper: Stampin' Up!
Stamps: "J78- Fancy Butterfly" & "M65 Large Dot Swirl" (DeNami Design)
Ink: "Jet Black" Archival Ink
Other: "China Glaze" nail polish (various colors), Stampin' Up border punch, wire for aentennas, thread & sewing machine for stitching