This theme gave me LOTS OF HEADACHES. I mostly read educational books anymore, which aren't often all that inspiring as far as nail art goes. And I didn't want to do something that everyone and their cousin has already done an interpretation of (like Katniss' flame nails from Hunger Games). Then I got new polishes and finally, finally inspiration struck! This design is inspired by the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz.
Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable
I used all Sinful Colors polishes this time. The base color is Out Of This World, over which I sponged some random patches of Super Nova to look like cleaned-up rust spots, but it didn't really show. The seams and rivets are done with a striper brush, dotting tool, and Hot Wired, and the heart is Soul Mate and Super Nova, freehanded with a striper brush.