Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Where's Wally Nail Art

Today's nails are inspired by everyone's favourite Hide and Seeker...Wally, of 'Where's Wally?' fame! He may be known to some of you as Waldo and he's well known for his iconic red and white stripy attire and bobbly hat. 
After I painted these, One Nail to Rule Them All popped up in my timeline and her profile picture stuck out to me. Without even seeing her Where's Wally design, I had created one almost identical. Great minds think alike, right? You should all go check out her blog, she's a fellow UK blogger and perfectionist - her nail art is amazing!
This is the first very intricate freehand design I've done in so long! I miss having the time (and inspiration) to create these manicures. I seem to be getting my spark back and I'm getting better at managing my free time so, painted fingers crossed, there'll be more of them in store.



I used Barry M Matt White as my base colour, then freehanded on the red stripes using Rimmel Heart on Fire and a nail art brush. I added the red glequins while the red polish was still wet.
For the man himself, I used black acrylic paint with a nail brush to paint the outlines. I used Deborah Lippmann Fashion for his skin, Essie Glamour Purse for his hair and some more Rimmel Heart on Fire for the red details. Then I had to go over some of the outlines again. I had to concentrate so hard when I was doing his eyes not to make him look like a googly-eyed fish!
Finally I topped it off with two coats of NYC In a New York Minute.




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54 comments :

  1. This is brilliant! :) I love Wally! :)

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  2. Brava! Inspired mani! i hadn't realized u lost ur spark. Can't prove it by me.

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  3. Sammy, these are so, so cute!! Fantastic job with the details too, and I love the extra bit of sparkle from the glequins. ^_^

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  4. This is amazing! I'm totally blown away at how you can paint tiny Wally on your nail!

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  5. It looks amazing. I envy your freehand skills. :)

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  6. Oh my god stop it. These are so great!

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  7. Seriously Sammy these are amazing!! You are too talented :) xx

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  8. This is brilliant <3 I had so much fun looking for Wally when I was a kid:D

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  9. This is so cool! Just so intricate! Where do you get your inspiration from?

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  10. these are amaaaazing!!! his face looks exactly like in the books!

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  11. Ha! He's Waldo here in the States, but whatever you call him, you've done a wonderful job with him! Adorable!

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  12. Wow amazing job! love your freehand wally!
    x

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  13. Thanks for the mention Sammy! I love these SO much, yours definitely looks more like wally haha <3

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  14. This is so well done and creative! I approve! Fabulous!

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  15. They are so so cute! I'm glad you're getting your mojo back. Must be something in the air, I haven't had much motivation lately myself.

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  16. This is amazing I am in awe of your steady hand and detailing!

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  17. Uff I LOVE YOU AND YOUR NAILS!!!


    Un besito desde ❤sɔıʇǝɯsoɔƃuıʌol❤

    Yo he hecho mi primer Reto de Manicuras, si quieres puedes apuntarte, comienza el día 4 de febrero!

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  18. This is beautiful and amazing! You just made my day.

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  19. This is such a perfect idea! How did I never think of this? :)

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  20. Such a great post!! Love it!

    www.christinamartina.com

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  21. Oh my this is adorable! I am planning on being this for Halloween and this is the PERFECT manicure to go along with it! Wonderful photos!

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  22. These are amazing!! Love it :)
    Cx

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  23. I FOUND HIM!
    Teehee. This is so freaking epic, and is making me all nostalgic for my childhood. I should go dig out my Where's Wally books!
    Keep up the amazing work <3

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  24. Great job!! I have image plate :D

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  25. You're just awesome!!! How long did it take to paint Wally?

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  26. Incredible! That freehand is flawless!

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  27. You are really talented girl!! This is awesome!!

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  28. Amazing! Loved Wally when I was a kid! :)

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  29. wooow ! you're talented -i 've never doubted of it - it's amazing!

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  30. WOW! That's sooooocool! I love Where's Waldo? :)

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  31. i LOVE the shape and lenght of your nails!

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  32. perfect!! i loved these books as a kid. you did an amazing job

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    1. no joke, i was looking at a nail magazine today and saw One Nail to Rule Them All's version in it! blew my mind

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  33. This is fantastic! You are so talented :)

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  34. Holy cow! Girl you are good! How clever and cute!

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  35. Beautiful! Can't believe it's free-handed :)

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  36. This is wonderful! I miss Where's Waldo books. I need to buy some for my daughter so I can re-live the golden days.

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  37. Hello!
    I saw your blog on Hellocotton come and check it out!
    I loved the content, wonderful nail art, congratulations for the amazing job here!.
    See you soon!
    Alessandra

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  38. Awesome!! Looks fantastic especially with the glequins!! LOL I'm giggling that he's called Wally though, I thought he was Waldo everywhere!

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  39. Awesome! I loved wally as a kid!

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