Sunday, May 5, 2013
Sunday Stamping - Lilacky-Backy!
This week's Adventures in Stamping challenge is: over a lilac base. My biggest challenge was deciding which lilac to use! Luckily for me, I had just gotten some nail mail, and my selection from Barielle's last sale finally arrived! This is Lilac Jelly Bean.
Ok, I don't know *anyone* who thinks that a lilac-flavored jellybean is actually a good idea, mind you. Now, *lavender* I've tried, and it makes a good ice cream, but I don't know about lilac. That's, well, that's just weird. But so beautiful, and the formula is pretty good, too.
I used a polish I got in a swap - a brand I've never heard of before. Joie' Kollection Metailic Burgendy. I triple-checked the spelling on the label. I used a weirdly-spelled plate, too - Pueen 14.
I thought the stamp looked like the ornamental top of a building, like the Taj Mahal. For stamps like this, I wish my nails were longer!
In the pix, it just looks a little blurry, but this stamping polish had the prettiest pink shimmer that just glowed with the topcoat. Pretty cool effect in Real Life, even if it makes me look a drunk photographer for my blog.
I love a polish with a surprise like that. Do you have any polishes that just took on a different characteristic when you used topcoat, or layered them, and you were pleasantly surprised?