Wednesday, September 26, 2012

FP Little People

Hello there!! Today is day six of the Let's Do the Time Warp Challenge. If you don't know this is being sponsored by Nail Polish Canada and Neverland Nail Blog and I am having a blast. Thank you Lindsey and Nail polish Canada!

On day six we are to 'use that childlike imagination and dream up some nails inspired by a classic game or toy'. Holy cow was this decision hard to make. Having 4 brothers and 1 sister we sure did have a lot of toys around our house, so I got to play with just about everything! When mulling over what to depict I had so many ideas, Lite Brite, Mr. Potato Head, Twister, GI Joe, Barbie, Hot Wheels, I mean really you name it I probably played with it. My mind actually became overloaded with all the choices and I kinda felt a bit overwhelmed.

The actual topic title of todays challenge is 'They sure don't make 'em like they used to' so I thought about that for a little bit and went back into my childhood and remembered a toy that I just loved, still do. This toy is certainly not made like it used to be, from what I understand the 'traditional toy' stopped being produced in 1990. Originally they were made of all wood, then wood and plastic and today they have taken on a whole new shape and size and name.

The toy I'm talking about the is Fisher Price Little People. If you don't know who they are here's a link to a search I did on them. Oh boy did I love playing with these! They had a farm with all the animals and the hay loft door mooed when opened, they had a castle with Princesses and Princes and Kings and Queens, there was an airport and airplane, there was a house with all the funiture including a sewing machine, they even had a circus. Ohhhhh the memories!!!! Seriously I just keep going on.

I chose to represent the actual Little People I played with as a child and actually living near the headquarters of Fisher Price I have a small collection of their toys including the ones I'm posing with. So without further babbling I present my first attempt at this type of nail art, my literal representation of the Fisher Price Little People. (please don't laugh to hard)




 
 
Boy does the macro setting magnify flaws!
 
All in all not tooo bad for my first try??? Don't ya just love the dog? Oh and the grumpy little boy, I always wanted to make him smile just once. The grumpy one in my hand is vintage and maybe even a prototype because he is a she, no cap and there's a bow in her hair.
 
This was my favorite challenge yet, it brought back my childhood, which is LONG gone, and I tryed something that was a true challenge to me!
 
Thanks so much for looking and take some time today to play with some toys even if it's only in your memory.

 
 

 

15 comments:

  1. Awesome job!! I love the little grumpy boy!! Lite bright, totally forgot about those, that would make a cool mani!

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    1. Thanks! That was what I thought about Light Bright too, maybe someday I'll do it.

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  2. OMG, this is adorable! I used to love playing with Little People!

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  3. YAY! This is adorable & brings back so many fond childhood memories. I loved Little People!

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  4. This is super cute!! I'm no where near brave enough to attempt anything remotely 'human' on my nails! X

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    1. Thanks so much! You know I did feel brave painting and posting this mani, I truly have not ever attempted true freehand nail art before.

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  5. What an awesome idea! I had a friend who use to have these. How neat. You don't see toys like this anymore! Good job!

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    1. Thanks. The only place I find these wonderful little toys these days is at garage sales. I live pretty close to Fisher Price so they can be found around here as long I keep my eyes peeled but people are really starting to collect them now so it's getting a little harder.

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  6. This is so stinkin' cute! I knew exactly what it was just from seeing the thumbnail. I remember playing with these when i was a kid. I remember my cousin had a little people airplane and I was so jealous lol

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  7. Thanks a ton! I was pretty nervous about posting my first freehand nail art. Talk about jealous, the girls that lived next door to us not only had the airplane they had the castle too!!! At least they shared so sometimes I got to play with them too.

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  8. This is so cute!!! I have a shirt that says "chillin with my people" or something like that and it's got that grumpy lil boy and the dog and a bunch of them on it haha. I guess Little People are becoming popular again.

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  9. I loved playing with these! And you did a great job free-handing it. Tiny faces are HARD!

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