Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dark Knight Rises Mani
"What's the difference between you and me?"
"I'm not wearing hockey pads."

Hello and happy Saturday!
On Friday the hubby and I saw Dark Knight Rises.  Like many of my peers, I grew-up watching Bruce Wayne put on his tights, slip into his yellow utility belt and kick some booty.  I love Batman and this movie is mosdef going to have to go into the BEST. MOVIES. EVERRRR. category.

That being said, sincere thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the Colorado shootings.  I'm not going to say anything else about it because I don't want the attacker to think he deserves any attention whatsoever.  Besides, this blog is about nail here we go!

I started with base coats of China Glaze White on White and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out.  For the bats, I used Monster Bundle Plate BM 213.

Since I am not very comfortable doing free-hand, I used a permanent marker to make a very light dotted outline, which I then outlined with a striper.  It was much easier to trace over the dots and gave me more room for error.

The lines around the thumb were made by using a striper and quickly and lightly going from the outside of the nail to the inside. 

The bats came out kind of blotchy in places but that is because...they are batty!! *crickets*

Music of the Day:  Danny Elfman animated Batman theme

 Thanks for reading and have a great day!


  1. I never would have thought to outline a design with dots and a sharpie. You are brilliant! I will have to try this next time I need to do some free hand work. Also, this mani rocks my socks off.