This challenge is being hosted by Rambles of a Polish Addict and you can see the details here. If you don't have a blog you can post on her Facebook Page. Posts go up twice a week. With the way things are lately, here's hoping I can keep up!!
Here are my Alice in Wonderland nails. I have had this design forever!! I have filled sketchbooks with nail art designs and this was one of my very first nail ideas, way before I even thought of starting this blog. I'm actually really glad I didn't try it before, because I think I finally have the skill to do this design some justice.
Here is a close-up of the thumb. I really love this! I started with two coats of white and then drew lines up and down and then side to side, filling them in to create the checkerboard pattern. Then I created a half circle for the pocket watch, filling it in with white and adding the gold beads around the outside. Last was the numbers and the one clock hand shown. I wish I had some thin chain; I think that would have looked wonderful coiled around in the open space beside the clock.
Here is a little bit of a closer look at the other nails. I've done a bit of a combination between the animated Alice and the Tim Burton Alice with these designs. The index nail is a bit of a combo between Alice and the tea party tablecloth with lace overlay. Not bad for a bit of quick freehand lace. The middle finger is the Queen of Hearts of course. The heart in the center is actually one of the heart glitters that I put in my polish. The ring is the Mad Hatter's top hat taken from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. And since there was so much surprise over the Cheshire Cat inspired polish in my upcoming Down the Rabbit Hole collection I decided to do the original Cheshire Cat for my pinky nail.
Seriously? Between this challenge and the fact that Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland was on television last night I think it's fate's way of telling me to hurry up and release Down the Rabbit Hole. So I have moved up the release from later in the week to Monday, April 8th! Who's excited???