Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bullet Hole Manicure (Dick Tracy?)

Someone told me this manicure reminded them of Dick Tracy. YEAH! Now that's all I think about whenever I look at it! It really does have a comic book edge to it. Gotta love that insanely bright yellow.

I saw the explodey stars image on BM 202 and instantly thought of bullet holes. And then I went straight to the shot up yield signs on the gravel roads where we used to live.

I started with 3 coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in an unnamed yellow.

I wanted to shadow the silver bullet hole tears, so I stamped the image first with Claire's Black Hole, then went over top with Sally Hansen Chrome Sizzlin' Gold, trying to get it almost right on top of the black. I though it would be cool because the shadow would be the happy result of it NOT totally matching. You can see where I got a little too far off the mark on my middle and index fingers. Oh well it still has the right effect! I then used my dotting tools with more Claire's Black Hole to make the black holes! I went in where the stamps were really disparate with a bit of silver on my dotting tool to break up the black a little. :P

Seche Vite and presto!

A good friend of mine exclaimed: "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang!" and now I absolutely HAVE to try this manicure with red and blue on a white backdrop and use the kissy lips from the original set! So excited.

Does anyone know if an image plate with a gun silhouette exists? I'm going to hunt for one online now. :)

I'm at 195 followers guys! That's sososo Awesome! 5 more peeps and I'll be posting my first giveaway! Thanks always for your support!



  1. It looks awesome! You did such a good job double stamping that

  2. I really, really like this! And it does remind of Dick Tracey!

  3. I really like this hunny! nice job


  4. congrats on the followers!!
    I am loving yellow nails now... just bought a forth bottle today! :P

  5. wow this is so cool, i love it, from further away it kinda looks like flowers too

    shel xx

  6. Great look! Creative approach...luv it! :-)

  7. So creative!!! These are totally awesome!

  8. They look amazing and you did such a great stamping job!

  9. You do the best stampings!!

  10. PS
    I gave you an award over on my blog, have a good day.

  11. Ohmigosh it also looks like a bunch of eclipses... what it might look like if there were like 7 suns!

  12. OOoh eclipses! :D I knew there was something solar about it but kept thinking it was just the bright yellow nail polish.

    Thank you Charlotte! I'll try to get it posted soon! :)

  13. This is so bad ass!! very creative!!

  14. Thank you! I wasn't sure it was going to be worth it at first. The ext ra work I had to put into it was insane but I am loving the finished product. I'm happy everyone else seems to love it too.
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