31DC2015 Day 24 - Inspired by a Book

Sometimes things just come together perfectly. This is one of those times. Today's 31 Day Challenge prompt is Inspired by a Book and it gave me the perfect opportunity to use a stamping plate I'd purchased awhile ago and have been holding on to for just the perfect moment. I do that a lot and as a result I have a ton of unused plates, nail art accessories, etc. Yup, I'm a nail art hoarder. This particular plate, MoYou Literary Plate 01, is based on Pride & Prejudice. How perfect is that for today?!

Tools used:

MoYou Literary Plate 01

Creative Stamper

Color4nails Crystal Veil

Polishes used:

Polish My Life Muscat Martini

Konad Black

KBShimmer Clearly on Top

OPI Matte Top Coat


I wanted a base that was light but wasn't completely white so I opted for Muscat Martini, which is a super light lavender-pink. It reads like a warmer-toned white in certain lighting. I applied two coats and a coat of Clearly on Top to speed up the drying process. I then stamped on a variety of text images from the plate in different fonts. I then stamped over the text with various images from the plate and finished with a coat of Matte Top Coat for a sift velvety finish.

This was my first time using the creative stamper for text images and I had a hard time getting smooth straight lines. I may just need more practice with it, but if anyone has any tips on how to avoid this let me know in the comments!