Gobsmacked


Lately I've gotten back into sewing, a pastime that I neglected for over a decade, (if you don't include needlepoint) and I've found SO many amazing fabrics and fabric patterns, and they are super inspiring!! Today's nails are, like yesterday's nails, based on a piece of fabric that I bought! (I'm thinking I might do fabric week this week! :-P) I loved the colors, and the geometric pattern, and I had to have it- even if it was $10 a yard. (I bought an 1/8th, lol...what? I'm cheap!) Plus, I totally think it looks like a cross-section of a Gobstopper candy, hence the post title. Anyway, to the nails...

The fabric that inspired it all...


The nails:


I used American Apparel Cotton as a base, with Zoya Jancyn for the inner ring, CND Electric Orange for the next ring, MAC Damone Roberts 1968, and Orly Snowcone for the outer ring. Topped everything off with two coats Seche Vite top coat.

14 comments

  1. mmm gobstoppers, I used to love those but I was always afraid I was going to break a tooth eating one lol.

    Love the nails, I think the design translated really well, and the color combo is fab!

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  2. You did such a great job matching those colors! Looks great.

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  3. Love your nails! I'd like to see what you sew up with that nice fabric. :)

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  4. Love this one! I think it's one of my faves :)

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  5. I love the bright colors!!! :D

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  6. Ohhh, that is WONDERFUL!! I can see that in so many colorways. It'd be fun to jazz up with rhinestones or pearls, too! This is truly inspired, lady!

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  7. omg! good job!

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  8. Just browsed thru ur whole website. And I want you to know that you are crazy talented. Love all your work. :) Wish I can do what you do to my nails.

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  9. those r so cool!
    i like 2 also design my own nails but they rnt as AMAZING as urs!!!!!!!!
    i have a suggestion for the next design
    u should do the yin and yang sign
    i had that design on my nails for a while but im sure u could do them better than me and id really like 2 c u do it

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  10. Love love love - the fabric and the nails. And it really does look like an Everlasting Gobstopper! I love your sense of whimsy and your terrific eye for color and design.

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  11. Lovely, a kind of perk-me-up man! :D

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  12. That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the fabric, I was excited about gobstoppers!

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  13. It's very cute. Loved your nails!

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  14. Okay, these are *totally* getting copied.

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