I hope you all enjoyed Day 1 yesterday and managed to check out my fellow Potter-geeks :)
Now, today I have a confession. I don't actually like Chamber of Secrets. As a book, it didn't grip me the way the others do, and yet it does have it's fair share of standout moments. There were lots of iconic images that I could have put on the nails but didn't -
* the flying car
* the basilisk - sorry, I HATE snakes
* the wonderful first glimpse of the Weasley's Burrow
* Errol, the owl, flying into the window
* and Dobby, dear sweet Dobby
Inevitably I went with things I thought I could do justice to, so let's have a gander shall we ?
On the thumb we have Aragog, the mahoosive spider. Beth hates spiders, so I've been wiggling my thumb under her nose to freak her out :)
The index fnger actually had a lot of care and attention, but I'm not sure that you can tell! This is Gilderoy Lockhart's standard ensemble of shirt, cravat, waistcoat and cloak. I went for sickly shades as he is a bit of a ponce. Also, I actually stamped the waistcoat, but there's so much going on, that it's really hard to see.
Middle finger - the infamous howler from Mrs Weasley :) This was an envelope that turned into red lips, with teeth and flying tongue tendrils, with the scroll of parchment in the middle. Not a total success.
The ring finger is the bloody writing on the wall warning that the Chamber of Secrets has been opened. When I googled it, the wall was very "old" looking, with years of wear and fancy plasterwork. So, the base of this is white, with aged sponging and white stamping - I know! For me that's a lot of detail.
And the little finger is a fail, I think because this nail was too narrow, but this is the cake that Dobby dropped on the head of a ghastly Dursley guest - I just tried to make it look like lots of layers of cream and jam.
Let's end with Beth. I mentioned yesterday that she was ridiculously excited by this challenge - these are the drawings she sketched out for me. You can't see all the detail, but she had even written down which EXACT polishes I should use. Uh oh ..... what have I done lol :)
Enjoy ! xx :) and don't forget the other lovely ladies taking part -
Kerrie Black: http://pishposhandpolish.blogspot.co.uk/
Emma Hoop: http://manicurity.blogspot.com/
Bee Justice: http://beepolished.blogspot.com/
Debbie : http://thecrumpet.blogspot.co.uk
Sam : http://legiolinde.blogspot.com/