I open at the close...

10:41 AM

OK, so here we are at book seven.  The Deathly Hallows was a HUGE book.  Not only was it huge but it also contained TONS of information and that made it incredibly difficult to choose art for this mani!  I originally had this epic idea to do a scene over the top of the nails and then run a different theme through the bottom. Unfortunately, I kind of hated it at the end.  Since I'm a trooper...I have included it anyway at the bottom of this blog. Let's face it, sometimes art doesn't work the way we want it to and besides that, when will I ever use it if not now?!  What I chose to do for this mani was some of what I felt were the more important theme's.  The pinky is to represent Fleur's wedding dress (which, btw was modeled after a GORGEOUS McQueen gown!).  It seems like a throwaway but I felt that not only was it the only real happy spot in a book of incredible depression, but it also provided a place for Harry and his friends to gain a lot of information which helped them later with their search for horcruxes.  The thumb for example: the symbol for the deathly hallows.  It was in a book which is given to Hermione while they are waiting for the wedding to take place.  It is also spotted on Luna Lovegood's father's necklace AT the wedding.  Also given to the friends?  The middle nail: Ron's deluminator.  I chose to do his deluminator because it was once Dumbledore's and because it helped him to return to Harry and Hermione and I felt like the bonds of friendship were very important in this book.  The ring finger of course is Dobby's grave.  Then for the index I went for sort of a double design.  The background is representative of Nagini, thought to be the final horcrux.  The foreground is Harry's glasses, which fell to the ground after it was discovered that, in fact, HE was the final horcrux.  On a totally side note: did anyone get a Lord of the Rings vibe during this book?  The necklace reminded me so much of the ring which also was trusted to someone to be destroyed and which had a strong emotional pull on who ever wore it.  Also, they started out sort of as a team and slowly dwindled into just two.  Though in this book they reunite rather than remaining separate.  Anyway I hope you all enjoyed this series! I had so much fun doing it! If you want to see my hideous round one nails...keep scrolling past the color list!!

Don't forget to check my fellow mischief makers, Kerrie, Emma, Abby, Julie, Debbie, and Sam's pages to see their art for this series!!

You can still check out yesterday's post as well: The Half Blood Prince!

Colors used: 
Thumb: Essence Midnight Date, Barry M Gold Foil
Index: China Glaze It's Alive, Revlon Black Lingerie
Middle: China Glaze Stone Cold, Barry M Bronze, Catrice Miss Money Penny
Ring: Essence The Dawn is Broken, Models Own Nail Art Pen in Black
Pinky: Revlon White on White and Black Lingerie

And here are the FAIL nails:

 It was meant to be, thumb to pinky: Snape's collar, Fleur's wedding gown, the Diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw aflame, Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, and Dobby's grave.  The top represents the battle between Harry and Voldemort, displaying each wand and the spells colliding.

Thumb: China Glaze Stone Cold and Jitterbug
Index: Revlon White on White and Black Lingerie, China Glaze Smoke and Ashes, Mahogany Magic, OPI Red
Middle: China Glaze Riveting, Smoke and Ashes,  Orly Luxe
Ring: China Glaze Kinetic Candy, Electric Pineapple, GaGa for Green, Aqua Baby, Smoke and Ashes
Pinky: butterLONDON All Hail the Queen, Models Own Moody Grey, China Glaze Smoke and Ashes, Mahogany Magic, GaGa for Green

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  1. i love both! i probably prefer the top one, but I like the colourfulness of the last one, as you don't often use a lot of colour xxx

  2. Both of these are great! You've come up with some great moments Bee! I hope you enjoyed the challenge!

  3. Cute! I actually thought the thumb in the second one was supposed to be the Elder wand. :)


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