Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Reindeer & Santa Nails - Purple Crumpet Fairy 31 Days of Christmas Challenge Day 12

Hello again!  Did you know that this post is my ONE-HUNDREDTH BLOG POST?!  ONE HUNDRED!  Hard to believe I've done that many posts!!!

Happy One-Hundredth
Blog Post to NoJunkNail!!

Wanna see some nails.....??  I'm a bit behind on the "schedule" of the Purple Crumpet Fairy 30 Days of Christmas Challenge, but oh well!  These nails were actually a design I did back in December of 2010 - when I only had THREE followers - and one of those was my MOM!  LOL!  Anyway, since it was a FANTASTIC design, and 86 of you followers weren't around to see it the first it is!!

Santa's Crew of eight tiny reindeer
(Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen)
plus Rudolph and Santa himself!
And here they are!

These were pretty easy for all the cuteness in the end!
Here' s a close-up of the reindeer (which look just like Rudolph, but with back noses):

Here’s a quick how to:
1)  I started with two coats of Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Emerald City.  If I had it to do again, I’d use a much lighter color…like a blue.
2)  Using New York Color Fifth Avenue and my largest embossing tool, I made oval shapes for the reindeer heads.
3)  Using a smaller embossing tool, I added triangular ears with the same bark brown.
4)  With New York Color Bryant Park, a lighter brown, and my smallest embossing tool, I added three-pronged antlers and little lines to highlight the inside of the ears.
5)  Next, I used Sally Hansen Hard As Nails White On and a mid-sized embossing tool to make the white parts of the eyes.  I put them close together on purpose for extra cuteness. 
6)  The little black dots were done with Sally Hansen Black Out.
7)  Using Black Out and that largest embossing tool, I made big black noses.
8)  and then using the smallest embossing tool, I made the smiles on the sides.
Done!  Easy!
To make a Rudolph:
7a)  Using White and the largest embossing tool for the nose
7b)  Then I used Sally Hansen Cherry Red and that largest embossing tool to make the red nose on top of the white
7c)  Made the nose look "lit" by adding a small line of white on the top right.

And the Santa close-up:

He was actually pretty easy too!
1)  I used Sally Hansen Hard As Nails White On and my largest embossing tool to make the entire shape with white...yes, the whole thing, beard, head, hat and all with white.
2)  Using Sally Hansen Cherry Red, I painted the red hat on top of the white I had just painted.
3)  With New York Color Bryan Park, I painted a rounded rectangle for the face.
4)  Made eyes like the Reindeer steps 5 & 6
5)  I used CG Boundless Color Pink Taffy to make two dots for rosy cheeks
6) Cherry Red for the nose
7)  Sally Hansen black-out for the mouth.

Then top everything off with two coats of Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat!
Merry Christmas to all....and to all a Good Night!

I'm not the only one in on The Purple Crumpet Fairy 31 Days of Christmas Challenge - - - 
Other bloggers in this Challenge:
Debbie Crumpet - The Crumpet
(those two are the Purple Fairy Crumpet part)
Emma Hoop - Manicurity
Kerrie Black- PhishPosh and Polish
Bee Justice - Bee Polished
Zoe Garner - Obsessive Compulsive Nail Painting Disorder 
Felicia Banuelos- Confessions of a Nail Polish Junkie
Lisa Armstrong-Waite - Happy Nails 
Julie Rivard - Tales of Knit and Nails
Alyssa Dees - No Junk Nail 
Arielle Stephenson - Only Always Soccermom 
Merry Christmas!

You can join in, to0!

1 comment:

  1. oh my gosh! So cute!!

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