Thursday, February 23, 2012

The one with Fail Art Thursday - my Chalkboard Nails contest entry

So Sarah over at Chalkboard Nails is having a contest. You have to use dotting tools to create a design. I'm not good at nail art, stamping or dotting tools, but I figured I'd give it a try. My husband gave me the idea to try the solar system. I did the art in stages because it was kind of complicated.
Base is WnW Black Creme, then sponged with a little LA Colors Wired (a shimmery blue). I then topped that with Northern Lights Hologran Top Coat and let it go over night hahahah. Colors used for the planets and sun include WnW Spoiled Designated Driver, Correction Tape, Pumping Gas and I Tripped on the Red Carpet, Cult Nails Tied Up, Sinful Colors UFO, OPI Jade is the New Black, and Zoya Kristen, Tallulah and Carey.

My thumb is obviously the sun; pointer has Mercury and Venus; middle has Earth and Mars; ring has Jupiter and Saturn; and my pinky has Uranus and Neptune. I fought the urge to put a little purple dot on my pinky for Pluto, but I didn't.

It's not much, but I did it! I can say I will never enter a anil art contest again hahahahahha It's too much stress.

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  1. I had to laugh out loud when you mentioned Pluto, and fought the ugre to include it. I say Include it! :) It was a planet when i was a kid. The books my 4yr old reads still has it, and I hold them in the higest authority! (JK)

    Really cool mani!

  2. I love this! It's really cute and creative, and I love how you included size references... the big ones being only partially on the nail, the small ones being dots. Great job!!

  3. OMG. Just found you blog and LOVE Fail Art Thursday. I have a whole folder on my laptop of "fail" makeup looks I've made. I've yet to make a post of them, just waiting to BLAMMO them all in one go. :)
    I stink at nail art too but practice makes perfect and it looks like you've got some decent skills. You'll get there and thanks for sharing. It's nice to know there are normal nail people out there too. :)

  4. Love it! I don't think it's a fail. I still think it's BS that Pluto isn't a planet! They are changing everything I grew up with...there's no more Brontosaurus either, WTF BRACHIOSAUROUS?! PFffffff

  5. Beam me up Scotty! This looks great!


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