Cricket Ball Nails | Inspired By Your Child | Twinsie Tuesday
The Twinsie Tuesday prompt today is to create nails inspired by our child. My 11-year old son is mad about cricket. He’s been playing since he was about five, and plays or trains several times a week, even through the winter. He’s just been accepted into the Surrey District squad too, so I’m very proud of him. In honour of that and inspired by his great passion, I have created some cricket ball nails.
Let me say right now, upfront, I don’t like these nails at all and I’m not proud of them. They were a desperate solution to a difficult prompt. My son likes lots of things that I could be inspired by … Harry Potter, Minecraft, Surrey County Cricket Club, Chelsea Football Club, NFL/New York Giants, and more. But they would all have needed some form of intricate freehand. And I’m no good at freehand, so prompts like this are hard for me. Hence why I’ve taken the easiest option I could think of.
The lines represent the stitching on a cricket ball. Even then, they’re not very accurate. There should be two further sets of diagonal double lines, one set each side of this. But when I first did them they just took up the entire nail and looked ridiculous. So I’ve stuck to a double dashed line, which will have to do. I drew them on with a white Barry M Nail Art Pen.
It’s not even as if the lines are any good, either. The pen didn’t want to sit nicely on the top coat, and the colour kept shrinking and withdrawing into itself. However much I left it to dry then went over it again, it still hasn’t left nice, even lines.
Can you tell I’m not happy today? I hate it when I think I haven’t done as good a job as I could. What a misery guts I am!
To cheer me up – and to help out those of my international readers where cricket isn’t played in their country – here’s a short guide to cricket … There are two sides. One is out in the field and one is in. Each player in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in. Then the next player goes in until he’s out. When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get players still in and not out. When a player goes out to go in, the players who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next player in goes out and goes in. When both sides have been in and all the players are out, and both sides have been out twice after all the players have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game. (Adapted from the television comedy, Mind Your Language).
Confused? Then add to that the fact that cricket is the only game you can play for FIVE days that still sometimes ends in a draw! (I do love it though).
Please take a look at all the other child-inspired manicures from the Twinsies this week:
- Alaina at The Little Canvas
- Alice at Nail Art in Wonderland
- Amanda at Amandalandish
- Amanda at Fashion Footing
- Amber at Nails Like Lace
- Bridget at A Painted Nail
- Chelsea at Nailed Blog
- ChiChi at Just Me…ChiChi
- Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
- Lisa at The Polish Playground
- Marisa at Polish Obsession
- Marisa at Polish Those Nails
- Megan at A Beauty in the Business
- Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
- Sara at The Call of Beauty
- Sarah at Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Lacquer
- Savannah Addicted to Polish
- Sharon at Behind Green Eyes
- Steph at Lovestruck Lacquer
- Tiffany at Polished To Precision
- Colour: two coats of Barry M Blood Orange
- Lines: Barry M Nail Art Pen in white
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
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