Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Stamping: Orange Base

It is once again time for the Sunday Stamping in the group Adventures in Stamping. This week the challenge is to stamp over an orange base. It gave me the perfect opportunity to create a manicure I've been thinking about for a while. I even bought brown flocking powder specifically for this little guy. For those of you from Russia or the former Soviet Union, he needs no introduction, but for those who have not seen him before, his name is Cheburashka. He is a sweet and lovable children's cartoon character...

Cheburashka is a creature of unknown species who lived in a tropical forest. One day he climbed into a crate of oranges and fell asleep. While sleeping in the crate he gets transported to a grocery store in Russia. From there his adventures begin. Given Cheburashka's affection for oranges, he fit perfectly with today's theme of an orange base...

I started out with a base of OPI A Roll in the Hague and stamped the orange slice pattern from the Winstonia plate W118 using Wet 'n Wild French White Creme. I created a decal of Cheburashka by stamping him with Sally Hansen Coco a-go-go and Nailz Craze plate NC 03. I chose to create a decal rather than stamping him directly on the nail so that I could color in the face and belly using orange acrylic paint, without loosing the stamped facial features...

Since Cheburashka is a fuzzy little creatures, I had fun with some flocking powder and I'm so thrilled with how he turned out...

Here is a close up of the little guy. I think he might be my new blog mascot. In hind sight I should have colored his eyes white, but I completely forgot until searching for an image to show you. Also, I probably should have made his face lighter since he turned out a bit too orange. I suppose that just gives me an excuse to do a manicure with him again...

Here is a photo of the toy version of Cheburashka!

A few fresh swatches of OPI A Roll in the Hague, a beautiful orange cream. The formula on this one is very nice and smooth, easy to apply. Only problem with this one is it stains my skin yellow. Swatches are two coats with no top coat...

Swatch Details
Brand: OPI
Collection: Holland, Spring 2012
Color Name/Number: A Roll in the Hague, NL H53
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: No

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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  1. OMG This is the CUTEST thing ever! I would have never imagined that someone will make such an amazing nail art with this cute little guy. I love it so so much! Amazing job! <3

  2. What great way to combine a number of different techniques! Great job!

    And that Cheburashka is cute as a button.

  3. fantastic polish and manicure

  4. OMG! Your accent nail is sooooo cute!! :D

  5. oh my goodness, CHEBURASHKA!!!!!!!!!!

    you are awesome.

  6. Gosh, he's so adorable. I didn't know his history but I encountered him numerous times in my Russian lessons in school. Such a cool mani!! Love it! :)

  7. Yes, yes! Again, again. I want to see him AGAIN!

  8. ha ha)) It' so COOL! from Russia with LOVE!) It's one of the favourite toy of my younger daughter

  9. Oh isn't he cute! I love that stamp too :)

  10. I absolutely love CheburasFreakin fantastic mani and way to represent!!! You just made my day! I totally want him on my nails!! :D

  11. Perfect stamping! Cheburashka is sooo sweeeeet! :-)

  12. Awww! Thank you so much everyone!

    Cheburashka used to be one of my favorite stories and cartoons as a child! I love that kids are still entertained by them today! :)

    @Natalie, you rock for creating such a fun stamping pattern! I was excited the instant I saw him :)

    He might be making random appearances in my manicures now...


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