Saturday, 1 December 2012

Roses and Bling Baby

Hope you are all having fantastic weekends?

Our meal at Loch Fyne last night was gorgeous :-). We had good food, fine wine and great company! The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas with a huge tree at the main entrance, pretty decorations around the room and crackers at our place settings. It was the perfect background for our festive gathering.

I just couldn't decide what to do with my nails and as time was getting away from me I painted ten black canvases and waited for the creativity to take over, here is what I ended up with...

I have wanted to create a pure bling accent nail for a little while now but just need the right occasion... what could be a better occasion than our first Christmas meal of the year :-).

I stamped all my other nails with the large rose design from plate BM323 using Barry M Silver Foil. I thought it would make a nice change to use Black and Silver together as I usually lean toward Black and Gold.

Finally I repainted my ring finger with one coat of Barry M Silver Foil as I thought the black base would show through too much. While the Silver Foil was still wet I placed each rhinestone individually. I worked quite quickly but had prepared in advance by tipping all the rhinestones out onto a placemate, turning them all right way up and keeping them in a neat line that I could just work along.

I was so pleased with the results and 24 hours later every single gem is still in place and they feel as secure as they did when I first applied them last night.

Enjoy the rest of your weekends lovelies

Louise xx


  1. Absolutely stunning, I love how elegant this is! I'm not sure I could get that many rhinestone's on that quickly! Glad you had a lovely meal :) xx

  2. Wow, I looooove this!! It's unique and classy and perfect for a celebration! I'm glad to hear that you had a lovely dinner!

  3. Absolutely adore the ring finger xx

  4. Love this one loads :-) good for Xmas party's!
    Can't wait to see a Xmas design x x