Friday, October 4, 2013

Bundle Monster CYO: My Designs

I got my Bundle Monster plates, and they used three of my designs! If you'd like to see the whole collection, just click here. Here are the two with my designs - I highlighted around mine.
Candy Hearts
I entered these candy hearts before they released the Holiday set earlier this year, which has some candy hearts, so I'm not sure why they chose more. But I like them, and you can choose which to use, based on your opinion of Valentine's Day. I'll probably use both (maybe in the same manicure!), because I'm silly like that.
Candy Cane Stripes
I love this one, even if it's a bit boring - I can't draw straight lines to save my life, and just wanted some neat diagonal candy cane stripes to play with. I think this design will be pretty popular in December.

Seeing which they chose made me laugh, because they were the least exciting/creative of the ones I entered. Smiley (The others ranged from really girly to really nerdy.) But I'm just happy they chose any of them, so I can't complain. I really can't wait to use these, my own and all the rest! I would love to hear any thoughts on them, or if anyone would like to see what else I entered.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bundle Monster Contest Announcement

OMGWTFBBQFTW! I'm so excited, I'm mentally running circles and yelling here, interspersed with a mental happy dance. Smiley I almost never win anything, especially "official" contests like this (extra-especially anything that required work, and wasn't just a random drawing), so I'm super excited about this. I sent the max ten designs, and I don't know which one(s) they picked yet - I probably won't know until they send me the set in mid-late September. But as soon as I do, I'll post about it. I can't wait to see which of mine they chose, not to mention what the other winners designed!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Holo Stamping with franken: Boom Boom Ba

It's about time I showed another of my Spectraflair frankens, isn't it? This one, I've named Boom Boom Ba, and it's made from one bottle of Essence Break Through with a tiny amount of Spectraflair and some clear polish to thin the base. It has a fairly subtle holo effect, but it's just enough to add some life and dimension. My bottle of Break Through is one of the old ones, but according to the Essence website, it should still be available in their newer Colour & Go line.
full sun
Here it is in full sun. This is two coats Boom Boom Ba, stamped using Color Club Revvvolution and Cheeky Jumbo plate D. My bottle of Revvvolution is not as holo as I'd like it to be, but I'm not sure I'd call it a dud bottle, as it's still very nice. Hopefully you can see the effect here in the stamping. This is the most true-to-color photo of the bunch, as the others pull too blue.
full spectrum lamp
 Here it is under my full spectrum lamp. As you can see, the holo effect is slightly less, but still visible, especially in the bottle. Again, this is bluer than the polish is in real life.
This is full shade, and the holo effect is completely dampened, but it's clearly not a plain cream polish. It has depth, but no rainbows.
Here's the song inspiration behind my franken name, complete with a video from the TV show (Dead Like Me) where I first heard and enjoyed the song:
Great song, great show.