Today's stamping challenge was to use a plate whose number ended in '2'. It was kinda fun to go through a bunch of plates and just choose something I liked.
I bought a bunch of Nabi holos a while ago from a seller on Ebay, tried a few, and the rest have sat around in the mountain of untrieds. I picked Tawny from the pile and fell in love.
Even though these bottles are very similar to the Layla Holographics, these polishes are nothing alike. Laylas have an incredible mirror holo, but are super finicky and look best over an aqua base. Nabis are more of a tightly scattered holo. They can drag if you don't let the layers dry, but they're not finicky.
I'm so in love with this rich wine color.
I really liked this pattern on Winstonia W112. At the time, I thought it looked a little like a circuit board. Now, I'm thinking more Greek-themed. I used Maybelline Bold Gold to stamp with. It's one of my fave stamping polishes, and I was so stoked to find a couple of bottles on clearance at Target this past week! It was like Christmas came early this year.
But wait, you say. That doesn't look gold. It looks reddish.
Well, Tawny bled through the stamp when I applied top coat. It was an unexpected, but quite welcome effect! I think it's so cool, and I couldn't have planned it any better.
I loved it so much, I had to do the other hand. Here's what it looks like right after the stamp is applied, before it has a chance to bleed. Sooo different!
I took this pix much later. Look at how both stamps have turned reddish as Tawny bled through the gold. So cool.
Bottle shot: Nabi Tawny, and Maybelline Bold Gold.
Have you ever had a happy accident like this, where the final result wasn't what you thought it would be, but it was so much better?