Friday, October 5, 2012

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Watermarble "This is Halloween Nail Art Challenge"

I guess they call nail art challenges "challenges" for a reason. I really do find water marbling a serious challenge, and judging by the comments from other bloggers taking part in this Halloween challenge, it's not just me!

I was really excited about my idea for the water marble.  My idea was to create very thin and fine black and netural lines, pulled out in a fan like shape to create a spider web. I was then going to use the dry marble technique to cut them out and apply them just to the lower corner of my nail.  I was then going to place little spiders in the upper part of my nail.

So, what actually happened? Well, my watermarbles in the water sucked and I just couldn't get the lines nice and thin, then I couldn't work out how to put them on my nails so they looked like webs. In the end I put the marble designs over full nails using OPI Don't Pretzel my Buttons as the base on the ring and pinky, and then I put it over Ulta3 Black satin for the ring finger.  

I stamped the spiders using Bundle Monster plate BM13 and then added red rhinestones on the abdomen. Because I wanted to make my spiders red-backs, I coloured the rhinestones in with black polish and just left a red line down their back.

I'm completely in love with the spiders and think I will have to do an full red-back spider mani. Although, for the record, I'm totally freaked out by red-backs.  They are bloody everywhere here.  I could venture into the yard right night and easily locate at least a dozen of them!!



Next up on the list is Ghosts *puts on thinking cap*

Below is the inlinkz, if you are looking for the marble designs, check them out from about No.66 onward.

20 comments:

  1. This is amazing! Your marble really looks like webs! Also I love your spiders! Totally awesome!

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  2. I really like it, I've chosen to put spiders! good job. kisses

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  3. i like it! the marble is pretty!

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  4. I LOVE the red gems as the spiders butt! Sooo cute!!

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  5. I love that you added red gems to the spiders! I don't think we have those kinds here... if we did, oh god... haha!

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  6. You did an amazing job! Your nails are awesome!!

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  7. I am goners over this creation...manifique! A Halloween theme that I can actually wear weeks before 'the big date' that also happens to be my b'day too...and not be engulfed in orange and black. I am one of those who gets really tired fast of nail art mostly I think because of glitters and lots of color together - I am liking to wear color as only 1 or 2 shades so I really enjoy the colors...this just rocks huge time! I cannot wait to try it though I don't have Bundle Monster plate BM13 ...have to figure out how to make some decent spiders. This is so far my fav Halloween nail by far - this challenge or any or none.

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  8. So pretty! I still haven't gotten up the courage to try water marbling.... eek!

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  9. awesome idea! water marbles and I are mortal enemies. LOL

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  10. I showed this to my bf and we started swapping redback stories... Shudder. So you definitely nailed the little beastie here. :-)

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  11. You are so creative, this was an awesome idea! I love the spiders. :)

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  12. O, eeeek! I flipping hate spiders! Had a bad bite many years ago *shudder* ok, nice mani....now I'm done, lol!

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  13. That's so great! Those spiders are SCARY o.o

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  14. Love your water marble! The spiders scare me though and I know they aren't real, LOL.

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  15. I love the combination of water marble. And idk how you got your water marble to look like that, but I really like it.

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  16. Love the Redbacks! Gives me the willies just looking at them.

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