Saturday, 3 August 2013

Summer Scene Gradient

Greetings All!

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.

SHADOW MAGIC WINDOW PRINT / STICKER-Pan
Kind of like this one, from eBay
I was nearly certain that I had some fairy stamps, so after picking out the vegetation I was going to use, I searched, but didn't find any (part of me is still sure I have one somewhere!). I do however have loads of butterfly stamps, and I figured, they're close enough. They have wings and such!

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!

12 comments:

  1. Wow, these are stunning :O

    Could the Miss Sporty polish be 320 Pop Fiction?

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    1. Thank you!

      Wow, you're good! It does have 320 on the label - I should probably research more carefully lol.

      I know they have the names on the stand when you buy them but a) I don't take notes and b) they're usually all muddled up anyway! Next time I'll search for the number in the little box - thank you for the tip!

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    2. Lol! I only knew that one because I have it, I think I *may* have a minor hoarding problem :P

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    3. Lol I refuse to believe it!

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  2. Those rock put them on my pinterest wall
    Gonna copy them

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    1. Thank you!

      Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - copy away!

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  3. These are so beautiful!! I absolutely love these!! Such a beautiful gradient and then the stamping... Breath taking!! Just lovely!

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    1. Thank you!

      I'm actually pretty proud of the end result!

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  4. These are stunning! Paint my nails please? Xx

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    1. Lol you would need a lot of patience - it takes me aaages to paint my nails (probably because I watch movies at the same time!)

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