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.