Saturday, 22 June 2019

Nail varnish and Pip Art

Morning the card I have to share today was inspired by the Nail Varnish technique at Back to Basics challenge-I have done this technique once before but not a success so thought I would give it another go.I used one background on this card and have quite a few ATC size for later.
The beautiful stamp was from Pip Art and coloured with promarkers and cut out and 3-D onto the background using 3-D foam pads the stamped sentiment was from Artisan Designs.Nothing else needed.

Welcome to my new follower ANGELA.

Background results---

back to basics-nail varnish technique-----WINNER
lost coast portal-face on
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG-------------------TOP 3
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
crafty creations-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
krafty chicks-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
paper funday-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
creative inspirations-glitz and glamour
Morgans artworld-ATG--------BEST TECHNIQUE WINNER
Ikes world-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x


Lisa Lynn said...

Carol wow that background is incredible you did awesome with it!!! Love that image. You are more daring than I am.

meg said...

love the beautiful image with the background colours Carol, so pleased you gave the technique another go, thanks for joining in at Back to Basics

Janette said...

Wow Carol this is fab, I have seen this done but never tried, it looks brilliant, clever lady.xx

Cath Wilson said...

Great background, Carol. Haven't tried this technique for about 20 years myself, but this looks great. Love that image and the words, too.
Cath x

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful - love the image!!!

Lynne said...

Beautiful vibrant colours Carol and a lovely image. Not tried this technique befor, another on my list to try :) x

Sherri Thacker said...

WOW your background came out amazing!! I love all the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond for our challenge.

Carol L said...

I will have to check out the technique as I've never heard of it until now, but the results are amazing! What a stunning, beautiful card!

Rachelle Oltean said...

Your backgrounds turned out beautifully and I really like the color combination with your main image! Thanks so much for giving this technique another try - it was worth it!

ScrappyHorses said...

Great technique and I'd say this time was extremely successful! Your background is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

Tone K. said...

Really beautiful! :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

Nelly said...

Never heard of this tenique before but your project is very inspirational ...thank for sharing at Polkadoodles this week; hugs Nelly x

ionabunny said...

The girl is beautiful and I love that gorgeous background. Fab colours. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

Jean said...

Beautifully coloured Carol, really striking ! xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, a gorgeous image and great technique.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

brenda said...

Wow I love that background Carol, such vibrancy and a beautiful image. Bx

CaroleAnn said...

I never saw anything like this!!! Great backgrounds you made and you picked a perfect image and colored her perfect for your background! Thanks for including a video on this technique as I never saw this. Familiar with the shaving cream but not nail polish!!!! Beautiful vibrant colors you have with your backgrounds!!!

Mia said...

I love marbling in water but haven't used the nail technique. I think I have to give it a try as I llllllove your results.
You created another beautiful card, Carol. The girl is really pretty and your colouring fabulous. Hugs, my dear friend.

And with my DT hat on:
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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Dee's Craft Room said...

Who ia a clever girl? You have such a tallent for these techniques and they always look amazing.

Dionne xx

ahlers5 said...

Very lovely card. Thanks for joining us at QKR this week.

aussie aNNie said...

Great result with your technique Carol, looks awesome.x

Becca Sadler said...

Carol: it's exciting to see you trying a different technique that has fantastic results--a wow factor! Terrific creation! Thanks for linking to PPCC blog #435!! Becca/DT

Laurie said...

lovely background and the stamp you used is wonderful. so colorful and vibrant. thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge!

MiamiKel said...

Oh how absolutely beautiful, Carol! Such a visual - it's so vibrant and fun! Your coloring is just gorgeous - this came out perfect :) Hugs! xx

Loose Stitches said...

Such a beautiful creation Carol, love your coloring and background! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Loose Stitches said...

I'm back again to see your beautiful creation, love it! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What lovely backgrounds you have created using this technique Carol. I haven't tried this one before, I will have to raid my daughters stash of nail varnishes :)
Fabulous colouring of that sweet image too.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Carol, this is Stunning a fabulous image and technique, I love the colour combo too.
Faith x

ike said...

Oooo - that is really beautiful and what fantastic backgrounds you made :-)
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Dawn Phillips said...

Wow, this is amazing. That background is fabulous with this stamp. Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond. Love Dawn x

Michelle said...

This is stunning Carol - the background is amazing - Michelle x

Lisa Bird said...

Wow Stunning card, thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
Best Wishes Lisa xx

Cards By MI said...

Smashing card with a great design and colours! Thanks for joining us over a creatalicious Challenges this time.
Love n hugs

Leslie Miller said...

Fantastic! Those backgrounds -- wow! And your coloring -- double wow! I have a nail polish background technique bookmarked and have been wanting to try it. My nail polish is mostly dull colors, but could still be interesting.

Catie Cuddles said...

Wow amazing backgrounds you created.
Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Narelle Fasulo said...

WOW your background is amazing. I have so much nail polish I never use anymore. I might just have to play with it and see if I can create an amazing background like yours.
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles
Narelle DT

DeniseD said...

Very nice card! Love the background, wow! Lotsa hugs! Thanks for joining us at

Aimeslee Winans said...

Omgosh, Carol, you are literally swaying me towards doing this technique! Watching the video where she lined a corningware dish with foil made me think ok maybe I can actually do this without re-painting my house haha. That and covering my hands and my work surface. Also you don't really need to be near a water faucet the whole time. Still trying to convince myself, so maybe not in time for this challenge, but your results were fab as (always) your art. Just read your about and you guys have been married 50 years? Get out! Did I add right? Wow, how wonderful! xoxoxo

Jane Willis said...

What a stunning background, a really fab example of the technique. Thank you for playing along at Back to Basics.

Tracy Welham said...

Brilliant card Carol, and fantastic background and technique. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Michelle B. said...

Striking card and the image is beautiful. Amazing technique, perfectly executed! So glad you joined us at Creatalicious Challenges!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Hi Carol, I'm back with my DT hat on to repeat my WOW! with your gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge atMorgan's Artworld Open Challenge this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

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Cazro said...

Hi Carol, I am so pleased you gave this technique another go, you have certainly mastered it second time around. Fabulous result. I adore the colouring of the beautiful stamp. An overall stunning project. Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond. Caz DT.

Tammy said...

WOW this is stunning Carol! I love that beautiful image and your colorful nail polish background! Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond.
Tammy x

Chrissy said...

AWEsome backgrounds Carol and your card is gorgeous with that lovely lady..stunning.


rachel said...

must look into this background! Great result - your card is fab xx

pinky said...

I saw that challenge but shied away from it Carol. The results look gorgeous on your card. I must try and have a go.

KarinsArtScrap said...

fanatstic and very beautiful Card Carol
Gr Karin

Lisa Andersson said...

Never heard of this technique before but wow, that background looks amazing and such beautiful colouring on the image too. Smashing card!
Hugs, Lisa

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

What a beautiful card, I love your nail polish background and your image really looks great against it. Thanks for joining us for the Aud Sentiment Challenge.
Jenny (DT) x

Monica C. said...

Wow Carol! This is amazing how you did that background. Such a lovely backdrop to you beautifully colored image.
Hugs Monica

Billie A said...

Awesome card and colors. Great background and so glad you shared over at Crafty Catz.

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Pop's Cards said...

The background look amazing, I have never tried getting messy, I once tried a distress ink background but struggled to blend it out so just gave up, this looks perfect and the girl looks fab for this background, hugs Pops x

Katie said...


Arlene said...

Fresh and modern feel - beautiful. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
Arlene DT for

Brenda said...

Amazing! I love that image. I've got to give this technique a try.

Mimi said...

Oh what a cool technique Carol think I will have to give this a go :) :) love how your backgrounds have turned out and the colours are so vibrant. Fab image and colouring to go with the background too. Thank you for joining us this month at IKEsWORLD. Hugs Mimi xx

Suze said...

Wow. Beautiful image. Beautiful colouring. Beautiful sentiment. Just wow. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

Lori said...

Love the bright colors and design of this card! Thank you for joining in on the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity Blog Challenge!

Judy V said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for Week 25 at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge!

Sall said...

Starting to see this technique a lot and quite like it. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Borqna said...

Gorgeous card!
Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
Good luck!
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CraftyNatalie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations.

Alka said...

Very pretty card,Thank you for joining our challenge#17. This is Alka Acharya from Design Team The Creative Crafters. Thank you for joining us.

Ines said...

Beautiful card:)Thanks for playing with us at The Creative Crafters:)Ines DT

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional spots and/or stripes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…