Friday, 7 September 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 7: Black and White

Bonjourno!

Today is day 7 (I think...I keep getting my challenges mixed up) of the 31 day challenge, and the theme is black and white!  I thought this seemed an appropriate occasion to whip out Konad plate M73 and use the music/piano image.  I initially pictures this manicure differently - I wanted to use different parts of the stamp on each nail, so that some would just have the keyboard, some just the music and that.  However, the image was a lot larger in my head than it actually is, no I couldn't do that.

Here's what I ended up with.


I used Barry M Matt White and an FCUK unlabeled black (I've given up on my 17 one because the bottle's too empty now...).

It took my like a million attempts to get all 6 nails stamped...I don't quite know what I was doing wrong, but I guess I got there eventually.  Ish.

Next up will be metallic nails on Monday.


Check out all the other lovely participants:


Diana at Nails By Diana
Meredith at Perfectly Polished
Nicole at The Color Republic

Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful 
Liz and Lisa at Lozlosa 
Mari at Nailista 
Miss L at Beauty by Miss L 
Gini at Sassy Paints 

22 comments:

  1. I love it! I had a crappy experience doing my black and white that I don't eve want to post it.

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  2. I love it! I can never get that damned keyboard stamp to come out right. It hates me and is evil!

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    1. It was a nightmare! I kept losing keys, or the line along the back. Arghghghgh. Definitely evil.

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  3. So freakin cool! I play the piano and this is so up my alley! The pearl accent really pulls it all together!!!!!!

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    1. I tried out a few different things on the accent nails (they ended up rather thick with polish...), but I ended up loving the pearl :)

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  4. these are so fun! love the stamping

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    1. Thanks :) Stamping isn't something I do very often, but I'm trying to improve!

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  5. LOVE this! This is one of my favorite stamps ever, and one of the first stamping designs I ever tried =)

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    1. Thanks Jacqui :) It's a lovely image, just a shame it was such a pain to use! Or that could've been my...er...lack of stamping skill lol.

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  6. I've had my Konad plates for several months now, and I've managed to use them and practice playing around with them enough times to get all of my images to finally stamp crystal clear, which was something a nail aficionado such as myself felt was a big success. :)

    I've been saving this particular design on my m73 plate, and looking very forward to the day I'd get to see it on my nails.
    To say I'm disappointed by how it came out would be an understatement.

    Just like you, I either kept losing keys, missing lines, the keyboard wouldn't show up, or, if, after my billionth attempt of getting my stamp to pick up the image from the plate, I did manage to get it on my nail, all the lines ended up looking awful and wavy.

    I've never been so disappointed by a Konad design or frustrated by having to redo and retry to apply the image before. :(

    I just Google searched it and ended up on your site, because I was wondering if anyone else was struggling with this particular design (all the images of girls wearing crisp manis of this one made me really jealous now, haha).

    Did you ever manage to get it to show properly? (I just don't understand what went wrong for both of us.)

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    1. I haven't tried this plate again to be honest - I generally find stamping quite difficult so try to avoid it :p That being said, when I do stamp I tend to go for my Moyou London plates now, which always give me flawless results. Plus they're just pretty to look at :D

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