Are you all having a good weekend? I am! A very good weekend in fact. More on that story later.
Recently I've been messing around with some gradients (now I put glue around my nails, the cleanup is so much easier, so I have no excuse not to!). I'm pretty proud as I've been managing 4 colour gradients! I've got several to show you this month, and they're all inspired by the sky in the evening.
This one even has a little scene on it!
Ok, so first of all, I know you don't get butterflies at night. I didn't have any fairy stamps or anything cool like that, so there's a bit of artistic licence going on here - just go with it lol.
I started with my gradient, using Sally Hansen InstaDri Jade Jump, Barry M Gelly Blueberry, Miss Sporty...unnamed deep cornflower blue (damn you Miss Sporty!) and Barry M Bright Purple. I realise the difference between the blues is quite subtle, but that was intentional, as I was trying to make it look like the sky as the sun disappears.
I then added a coat of Butter London Frilly Knickers, because it seems I always have to add it to gradients - I just love the way it looks, especially over the changing colours. The finished gradient reminded me of window stickers - the kind with a circle surrounded by black, and they have little scenes in, with fairies or cats or something.
|Kind of like this one, from eBay|
I stamped with Konad Black and BM303, BM313, BM318, BM324 and CH3. I loved this so much, I even copied it on my other hand (which wasn't easy because my nails are noticeably shorter on my left hand!). Then I spent most of the weekend gazing at my nails. Apart from the fairy/butterfly swap, this looks just like it did in my head. That's always the biggest win for me!