So here is my very labor-intensive Olympic-style mani:
1. DC Super Base
2. CG Platinum Pearl - 2 coats
3. SH Extreme Wear - White On - 2 coats (on thumbs)
4. DC Super Dry before stamping
Pointer finger ~ I wanted to represent the 3 medals; Gold, Silver and Bronze...this year they will be hung from a blue ribbon, so I free-handed with Art/Deco Blue Glitter over a layer of CG Glacier. The Medals are from Art Club, "Pretty Shiny Things" kit, which I ordered here.
Middle and Ring fingers ~ I just stamped snowflakes like crazy from the following plates:
m59, m69, m70, m5 and m 20. I used CG Bermuda Breakaway, SH Insta-Dri Blazin' Blue, Konad Special Blue, SH Salon Pedal to the Metal and SH White On.....layered and layered.
On the ring finger, I added some CG Glacier.
Pinky ~ I wanted to represent the Olympic torch and flame. One layer of CG Glacier; I used Konad Red and Yellow and m63 close to the tip, and the same colors with plate GCOCL A01
(little accents from poinsettia flowers that kinda' looked like flames.)
Thumbs ~ SH Extreme in White On....On left, Olympic Rings are stamped using m18 (the letter "O") using Konad Blue, Black, Red, Yellow and Green....the little snowflakes are from plates m5 and m70, stamped with SH Salon Pedal to the Medal. (I did this nail 3 times...that blue ring just didn't want to go where I had planned, so I left it...Oh, well...you get the idea!)
On right, I used m14 (minus the U.S.A.....would not pick up!) using Konad Red and Blue, the same plates and polish as above.
WHEW!!! That was probably the toughest mani I have ever done.....I really would love to get some sunlight pictures, but, you know......snow.
Hope you enjoy!