I first became interested in nail art a couple of years ago from a Facebook group, which at the time was called the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I was astounded by the ladies and their nail art, it was just amazing all the talented artists and bloggers - it was amazing to see all the different interpretations of the challenges.
That group is now the Crumpet's Nail Tarts, and from that group has born the NEW Crumpets Nail Tarts 40 Great Nail Art Ideas, a 52 week challenge for nail art. Bloggers and nail art lovers alike have to come together to explore their interpretations and ideas about the challenge ideas, and push their art skills into high gear. Two different categories were available, Colors with Patterns and Themes. I've chosen to participate in Themes, with the every other week challenge prompts.
Our first challenge is Hobbies, and while I have a few hobbies, I still enjoy nail art and polish the most. I did a couple of different manis to represent this challenge, but I decided on these two. The first is a literal interpretation - polish and nail art. The first mani is a combination of stamping and painting, with a couple of my favorite indie polish brands. On my first and ring finger is 6 Harts Swim Through the Deep Skies (1st) stamped with It Girl Nail Art plate 103 and a silver stamping polish from Handy Nail Art and Rio Helado (ring) stamped with the same It Girl plate and a teal Handy Nail Art polish.
My middle finger is Ruby White Tips Here's to Season 4 (now discontinued), and a hand-painted polish bottle. And finally my pinkie is Orly Mirrorball, a polish I've been after for a while.
I couldn't not include this mani, because it's one of my most favorite and laborious ones as it took me several hours to complete. These are decals made with my Uberchic mat and It Girl Nail Art plate 101 and filled in with Color Club holos.
I'm looking forward to the other challenges and what I can come up with!
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Cheers til next time!