Sunday, September 19, 2010

X Marks the Spot!


YARRRRRR!!!! `Tis finally here! Today be one o' th' wee days durin' this 365 tide journey that I be havin' actually had th' art planned ou'. (an' in this case, I`ve had 't planned since th' beginnin' o' th' voyage) I LOVE International Talk Like a Swashbuckler Tide!! Today I decided t' do a shipmate`s booty map fer th' daily nail design.

And... to translate into non-pirate speak:

Hey! It's finally here! Today is one of the few days during this 365 day journey that I have actually had the art planned out. (and in this case, I've had it planned since the beginning of the year) I LOVE International Talk Like a Pirate Day!! Today I decided to do a pirate's treasure map for the daily nail design.


I used American Apparel California Trooper as a base, with China Glaze Classic Camel sponged over it in spots, then I sponged a mixture of China Glaze Classic Camel and MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious over those spots, then I sponged MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious on the tips and some of the edges. For the map's ink, I used a mixture of MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious, and American Apparel Hassid. Topped it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Now that be my kind o' nail ARRRRRRRRRRRR-t! ;) Where's me rum?!

32 comments:

  1. These are GREAT! I hope you keep it up past the 365 mark... I look forward to seeing what you will do each day.

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  2. Those are AMAZING. I absolutely love the compass. Good job yo!

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  3. Arrrrrrr Matey!

    Wow! I love all your nail designs so much, but I think this is my FAVORITE by far!!!! Lovin it! :D

    -Christina <3

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  4. Avast! Ya've certainly outdone yarself this time, lil' missy- them's plenty nice maps ya got thar... now rightly, what place d'ya say them maps was of?
    What do ya know of it?
    Arrrr-
    Aye! I talk out'a me head!
    Tha' nails is tha' booty, by my life!

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  5. You should make a youtube channel showing how you made some of the more complicated designs! I love them! I do nail designs on youtube, so i can do designs, but i have trouble thinking of new ones. Your sooo creative!

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  6. Very creative, I love it! Your designs are always so amazing.

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  7. That's so spot on! It even looks aged!

    Havast meh heartay!

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  8. Simply amazing! I'm with Christina, this is my favorite manicure so far. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  9. Pure awesomeness!

    I love the compass rose on your thumb!

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  10. That looks so freaking awesome. Love it!

    And I'm kind of sad that I spent the one day when I actually want to talk to people holed up in my room with homework, hot pockets, green tea, movies and nail polish.

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  11. Ohhhh, GORGEOUS!!! (And of course, seeing your design made me realize what's wrong with my stamping...and how to make it look more rustic like this looks!! YAY!) I absolutely LOVE the texture of these... they look like old parchment or something, and I am absolutely in LOVE!!

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  12. Wheres me rum? lol badass nails!

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  13. hey! I love how creative you are! I was web surfing and found this nail polish, and thought you might be interested... i think i'll be purchasing a bottle for myself :)

    http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=307606&catid=169128&cmbProdBrandFilter=15867&mp=True&trx=CAT-0-PCOLOR&trxp1=169128&trxp2=307606&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-CAT-0-PCOLOR

    have a great day!

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  14. I found this website this weekend and went back and looked at every entry. Amazing work!

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  15. LOVE this! What a great design. Yarrrrrr!!!

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  16. Hello! A friend of mine suggested I check you out and I LOVE your designs!!! You are so creative, keep em coming. I just subscribed to you so I will be tuning in daily! I too have a blog...but you said "no link whoring"....so check me out if you ever have the time! Ttyl!

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  17. VERY cool design! I love your creativity! I looked for a link to email u directly, but I didnt see one, I have a non nail but blog related question :) you have posted in previous posts that you were taking bread baking classes, and posted that u made blue cheese walnuts biscuits, I would LOVE that recipe!!! is it possible to post or email me with that?

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  18. amazing. your skill is incomparable!

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  19. OMG this is horrible... is stranger very very complication and confunsin to make

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