Thanks for all the nice comments. If you use the gel pens or even the sharpie and paint pens need to dry before you put anything on top of them, but it does not take long. And as far as the toe rings go, they are easy! Practice sculpting your roses or even other things--I have done turtle, frogs, cherries--all kinds of things. I have even done plain disks with clay canes and glitter embedded in them.
I'm just starting out myself since I qualified - Even though that was 5 years ago lol.
Can I ask how you uploaded your pix?
I've managed to create an album but can't find where to upload them x
Many thanks for posting the young nails link, I spent this afternnon looking through the tutorials and I have just sculpted a preety brilliant P&W. The smile line is brilliant lol. I did try a bit of art but that was a disaster lol. I like your work your not afraid to experiment with the colours etc, you have come a long way in a very short period xx