Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Nail Art Challenge: Day 5, Christmas Decoration


Hi guys!  Today is the fifth day of The Crumpet's Nail Tarts Holiday Challenge.  Our theme for the day is Christmas Decorations.  I chose to do a Christmas tree.  I have been planning this mani since November, and I did it in the beginning of the month, and I've been saving it for this occasion!  (Which was difficult because I wanted to post it right away!)



I just knew I had to try to make a Christmas tree with a water marble!  Apparently I wasn't the only one with this idea, since I have seen one on Globe & Nail and my friend Jacki from Adventures in Acetone has done one as well.  Jacki and I actually discussed that we both had this idea back in Novemeber as well, and I was so amused since she and I always seem to think alike about our nail designs.  (<3 Jacki!!)

Anyway, the colors I used for this marble are China Glaze Holly-day and Ulta Professional Green with Envy.  As usual I used one coat of OPI Funny Bunny to prep my nail before marbling.  Both greens worked well in the water and together, so this was a pretty easy marble.


I wanted to add something that looked like the colored string of Christmas lights, so I used my dotting tools with multi-colors that would match.  The colors I used were Zoya Isla, Orly Sweet Peacock, China Glaze Paper Chasing, and Color Club Almost Famous.

So there you have it, some water marbled Christmas trees!  Hope you've enjoyed these, and I will try to get at least one more Christmas-y water marble up this week sometime for you guys.

12 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! So jealous of your water marbling skills!

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  2. Lovely! I love how you created the tree with water marble.

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  3. Woooww!!! This manicure is gorgeous!!!

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  4. Your colors are perfect! I love the dimension in the green. So fun!

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  5. This is so gorgeous!! I really tried to copy you but no success so far :-(
    It is sooooo pretty, with and without the decorations of the tree!!!

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  6. I am so in love with this tree water marble!! It's just gorgeous!

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  7. I love love love this! What a great idea to do this with water marbling :D Great job!

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  8. Holy crap-I can't even fathom doing a regular water marble and you're doing purposeful patterns? Damn awesome is what that is!

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  9. well done - i can't believe how much effort you put into getting this right xxx

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  10. I can only say, you are the expert in marbling.. lolz I can never even get a decent looking pattern >.<

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