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51  Easy DIY Pink Lace & Bow Nail Designs (Stamps) in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by PinkyDoll on: January 08, 2011 09:33:20 PM
My Post Entry Link: http://www.diyfashiondiva.com/nail-art/diy-pink-lace-bow-nail-designs-using-nail-stamps

My last tutorial of DIY nails got a lot of wonderful response so i decided to post some new easy nail art here since i got a lot of new nail polish as Christmas sticking gifts. This time i will be using the popular Konad nail art stamp to help me save time with my design.

As my early post stated, i have try a couple different brands of nail art stamps and I am totally in love with the product. It can help you create super complicated and professional looking nails in seconds, it is very user friendly and there is no mess after you are done. No nail design or drawing skill is required and that is why so many people are using this product. All you need is your imagination.

My nail design is super simple but it does require a little bit of drawing for the bow part. The biggest challenge is when i am trying to draw on my right thumb using my left hand. Everything else was very basic and easy to handle so i will recommend this project for beginners.

Beside the nail stamping set and some plates, you will need a tiny paint brush and dotting tool. i recently bought a set from amazon, a total of 6 brushes only cost me about 7 dollar. I think the price is very reasonable and the quality of my new brushes are decent for the price at least.

Design Sketches:

One of my Christmas gift is a drawing tablet. It really help with my design process once i get use to the program. But lets focus on the nail design for now and i will soon write a post to review the product in a more detail way.

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52  Fancy Pink Lace Nails Tutorial (Valentines Day Nails) in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by PinkyDoll on: January 04, 2011 04:39:01 PM

ENRTY LINK: http://www.diyfashiondiva.com/nail-art/fancy-pink-lace-nails-tutoria

This is an easy DIY design nails that will be good for valentines day. Pink is always my favorite color and it looks great on all girls. This project definitely require lots of patient and a pair of steady hand. Good news is not much drawing skill will be needed for this design. It took me about 1 and a half hour to finish the whole thing so be prepare.

The tools and materials we need for this design: a bottle of NYC #108A Polyester pink creme ($ 0.99), Rimmel London #289 pink punk ($ 2.99), Sally hansen #1 natural white ($ 2.5), a tooth pick or small pin, a fine small nail or paint brush, some nail polish remover, q-tips, any top coat and a nail dryer (if you have one).

Design Sketches:

Alright, i kind draw out the design steps to explain a little better than just words. Hope you can understand my drawing. Nail Design 1 is what we should focus on.

Step 1: Base Color (NYC #108A)

Apply 2 coats at least then wait for it to dry completely.

Step 2: Draw The Square Edge (Rimmel London #289)

Use the nail polish brush to draw the corner of the nails

Step 3: Draw The Lace Along the Line

Use a plastic cover and put a clear plastic wrap on it to make clean up later a little bit easier. Pore one drop of white nail polish ( Sally Hansen #1) on the wrap then use a fine tip paint brush to draw small half circle alone the edge of the hot pink

Step 4: Draw The Polka Dot (Rimmel London #289)

Pore one drop of hot pink nail polish on the plastic wrap then use a fine tip tool like a tooth pick or in my case a tiny nails end to dip into the polish then transfer the polish onto the nails one by one alone the inside line of the square.

Step 5: Clear Coat On Top (Any Brand Top Coat)

Any time i do nail design i finish the nail art by applying a coat of clear nail polish on top, 1. protect the design last longer 2. it give more shine.

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53  Grey And Pink Polka Dot Dress Tutorial in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by PinkyDoll on: January 03, 2011 06:59:59 PM
My Post Entry Link: http://www.diyfashiondiva.com/fashion/grey-and-white-polka-dot-dress-tutorial

This absolutely adorable polka dot day dress is a product made from scratch by following the instruction from the pattern package. With less than two yards of your favorite fabric and 1 hour of your time, anyone can follow the steps and make this gorgeous day  dress.

This particular pattern package was inspired by project runway and when i am making the cloth, i almost feel like one of the contestants. The whole construction idea is very simple, the top part that covers the chest with a little twist and the rest of the dress and the fancy bottom ruffle.

The patterns are included and seems pretty clear and easy. Once its being cut out, i like to give them extra 1-2 cm on each edge as sewing space.  I took a picture of the major sewing pattern and some picture of the dress as it was being constructed. At the end i did left out the pockets parts because i feel like thats look better with my design and fabric choice. The beauty of fashion design is you can make you own selection while designing.

Step 1- Choose the right fabric & design pack

Cotton seems like the best fabric for this job. They are sturdy and comfortable and yet got tons of prints for selection. When i was shopping in Walmart long time ago, i knew this nice polka dot print cotton fabric will come in handy one day. So i bought 2 yards and keep them in my fabric draw. When i decided to make this summer day dress, this fabric fits my design ideas perfectly.

My Pattern Package:

Step 2- Cut the paper and fabric patterns out

Cut the paper pattern to the desire size then place them on top of the chosen fabric, mark and cut then save for later use. Leave a couple cm for extra sewing space is always a good idea.

Step 3- Construction of the top portion- gather

Sew the top pieces together (front and 2 sides for the back). Leave back middle part open for adding zipper later one. Sew a loss line down the middle in the front then gather one side of the string to make a ruffle/ gather look. I like to call this technique The Stitches Gathering Effect

Step 4- Construction of the top portion- cover up

Take the long strip of fabric we cut early and wrap around the front middle part to hide the seems and cover the gather parts. Sew in the back to keep them in shape.

Step 5- Construction of the lower portion

Take the lower three pieces and sew them together, Leave a good portion of the top back part open for installing a zipper later. Lower back part can be sew together with machine. We dont have to finish the ham on the bottom edge because we will add ruffles anyway.

Step 6- Use pin to connect top and bottom part together

Pin down along the lower edge of the top portion and the top of the lower skirt portion. Pin allow you to adjust as you go, it can help you figure out if we need to gather certain portion in order for the top and bottom part to be sew together. Adjust the length by adding folds on each side equally.

Step 7- Sew the parts together

Once the fabrics are pin together, bring them all to the sewing machine and piece them together. Pull the pins out as the machine are about to go through the parts that need to be sew. Use finger to temporarily hold them in place.

Step 8- Make ruffles and add onto skirt

Once the top and bottom part are sew together, prepare the ruffles by gathering one side equally. These were the long wide strips that was cut out and place aside from earlier. Carefully place them onto the lower portion of the skirt.

Step 9- Add Zipper

Place zipper under the open back portion of the dress. Use pins to hold zipper to the edge of the fabric. Carefully sew them together without shifting outside the sewing line.

Finishing Product:

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54  Draw A GPS (for fun) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by PinkyDoll on: January 03, 2011 06:03:37 PM
Fake GPS? Is she out of her mind? You must be wondering why the hell am I wasting my time and drawing a GPS. Of course, we all know that a fake GPS doesnt do anything, the reason for this project is just a temporary solution to replace a missing gift. Next time you are out of gift ideas, you can try to do this too.

Link To My Post: http://www.diyfashiondiva.com/my-projects/draw-a-gps-for-fun

My intention for this project is pretty simple, I would like to get my husband a GPS for his birthday. Since I am not very interested in doing the research and comparing hundreds of similar but yet different GPS because I am lazy. I came up with this idea of drawing a cardboard GPS.

To make it look like i wasnt just completely running out of time for the research and buy the gift, I gather some simple drawing marker, cardboard, and correction pen and started doing this copycat GPS gift. I even place it into a box and wrap it up so it is totally ready for my husband to unwrap the gift like normal. Nobody suspects this is a fake gift of course!

The whole project is pretty simple, do some research and get a GPS image that you want form the magazines or Sunday ads. Cut out a piece of cardboard and try to use marker to copy the image onto the cardboard. Start from the outside with the edges, then the screen, the letters and then the road picture. I listed the coupon detail in the back so it is pretty obvious that this is a certificate of future goods (with limited value).

This project is definitely entry level and requires only basic household tools. It took me less than 15 minutes to finish and wrapping takes a minute or two. So, for a last minutes gift, this is definitely a great idea.

Material Needed:

A black permanent marker, a fine line black felt tip pen, some cardboard from moving box, a correcting white-out pen, a gift box and some wrapping paper.

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55  Floral earrings and others in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by PinkyDoll on: January 02, 2011 06:29:08 PM
These are my recent DIYs, including the popular flower earring ....

i've been seeing this items on japanese magazines a lot this year but i cannot find it anywhere in USA

so i decided to make my own... all you really need is a glue gun

For My Post Link:






Other Floral Jewelries:

More Flower Accessories:

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