|Source: Creative Shop Stamping|
Polishes: Tonic Polish - Alchemy, Sinful Colors - Gold Medal, Nvr Enuff Polish - Phoenix Feather
For the dragon/scale designs - I shrank both images and colored them in, applied as a decal.
Polishes: China Glaze - Japanese Koi, I'm With The Lifeguard,Thistle Do Nicely, That's Shore Bright, Celtic Sun, Too Yacht To Handle
I really love the scale images, and I didn't alter them via shrinking. I was kind of going for rainbow fish scale look, but I think the colors I picked (over a white base) showed up more neon than I expected, and the overall vibe just reminded me of a Mexican blanket..which is not something I would normally seek out, but it was an interesting accident. I will definitely be looking to try this one again...maybe with pastels.
Polishes: Sinful Colors - Snow me White, China Glaze - Pearl Jammin, Julep - Erin, Kiko -488, DIY blue jelly, BornPretty Store - red stamping polish
I shrank the sunburst and the geisha, the mountain + samurai cherry blossom branch are one image, and if you reference the original stamping plate, there is a small branch above the geisha too. I just cut those parts of the decal out and put them together on the pinkie nail. Now I really want to do cherry blossom nails! It's such a simple but iconic design.
Polishes: China Glaze - Deviantly Daring & Pearl Jammin, Sinful Colors - Mermaid Tail & Bangin' Blue, Revlon - Chameleon, Bonita - I Feel Grape!
I knew right away that I wanted to use the crane image but was hesitating to go with a gradient..it seems like such an obvious choice, but also so fitting, so I went with it. I made two shrunk decals - one on a stamper head and the other on a silicone mat, so they could be facing each other. I also added some blue glittery jelly to make the water sparkle.
Polishes: Sinful Colors - Gold Medal & Snow me White, China Glaze - Liquid Leather, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab -
I shrank the parasols and the geisha but left the cranes in their original size - I made a couple of decals and just cut out the birds to assemble onto the nail. I was really happy with how this one turned out, I love the combination of these colors!
Polishes: Nvr Enuff Polish - Prototype, Sinful Colors - Snow me White, I'm With the Lifeguard, Japanese Koi, Too Yacht to Handle, Julep - Myriam, DIY orange jelly
I bet you were wondering where the koi are...since that's hands down my favorite image from the plate and I so enjoyed putting this together! I saved my favorite for last <3
I didn't do any shrinking with these, but as the image is rather large, I made several decals and separated the fish from the lilypads and them stuck them all on the nails in this koi pond composition. Everything about this makes me happy, and I have a sneaking suspicion that Oksana of Creative Shop reached out to me for a review of this plate just for the koi...I hope I did it justice!
I believe that there is just one US reseller of Creative Shop plates at the moment - you can browse on Beautometry - there are currently 63 plates but I know that more will be released soon. I hope to add more to my collection, as the plates are truly unique works of art.
I copied the list of other resellers if you're looking for one outside of US
1. USA(ship international)- http://www.beautometry.com
2. CHINA - http://nilnails.taobao.com
3. UK(ship international) - http://rainbow-connection.co.uk
4. UK(ship international) - http://www.nail-artisan.co.uk/
5. UK - http://www.nailartuk.co.uk/
6. EU - http://www.hypnoticpolish.com
7. EU - http://www.prettypolish.com/
8. France - http://whatsyournail.fr/
9. France - http://www.beauty4u.fr/
10. Finland - http://www.cesarsshop.fi/
11. Germany - http://www.lovenails-shop.de
12. Germany - http://www.brush-it.com
13. USA(ship international) - http://store.whatsupnails.com
14. USA(ship international) - http://www.color4nails.com