Once again, this is a late Adventures in Stamping Sunday mani. The theme was shadow or double stamping. This has recently become one of my favorite stamping techniques. It gives everything such depth.
I know that this isn't a "summer appropriate" mani, more a fall or winter mani. I DON'T CARE. I am head over tips in love with this. I have a thing for brocade fabric (even my wedding dress was brocade) and this calls to mind luxurious, thick, intricately stitched dresses or drapes from the Baroque era. *sigh*
This started with three coats of what was a long time lemming for me, SpaRitual Conglomerate. Found it at a discount store at an awesome price. It is an unusual shade of grey, dark and murky with an olive tinge, filled with gold shimmer and white/black micro dots. Concrete...granite...mica....all mashed into one gorgeous polish. Of course I have a love for stones and the beauty that nature can create in them, so it was inevitable that I would love this.
Next I stamped with Finger Paints Black Expressionism and DRK-B.
Can I gush about this image? Most of you know that I love symmetry and order, but when it comes to stamping my nails, I tend to like random stamping. Because of this, I often invert images or stamp vertically instead of horizontally on some of my nails. This image, though, and many others on the DRK plates, are sooo huge that I could use each corner for a whole nail, getting four different parts of the image on four nails. I can't begin to tell you how I am crushin on how each nail looks totally different and yet the same. Must add more of these to my stash!
Finally I stamped with the same image and Maybelline Bold Gold, brassy in all it's metallic perfection. My original intention was to do some shadow stamping, but, because I used all different parts of this image, I decided to save myself the headache of perfection. Just go with the flow, I decided, and I was glad that I did. Get ready for multitudes of pics. I just can't help myself!
What do you think? Love it as much as I do? It made me feel elegant and bold at the same time.
As always, thanks for looking and commenting!