Saturday, December 10, 2011

31 Day Nail Polish Challenge: Day 26 - Pattern!

Hi! This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but my broadband was shockingly bad. I caught up on some wrapping instead, and left the laptop alone for fear that it would end up being thrown at the kitchen wall at a very high speed.

This challenge was hard - "Inspired by a Pattern" - right. Which means what, exactly? I thought that this was a little bit too similar to the fashion one on Day 25, but nevertheless, I tried to stay away from clothes and generic patterns. I was browsing on various sites looking for some stocking fillers for my sister when I came across a Cath Kidston range - instantly, her famous floral patterns jumped out at me. In particular, this one:

I knew there was no way in hell I'd be able to do the roses in that much detail (still in skewer mode), so I did one inspired by the colours in the fabric. Here's how it turned out:

And inside:

And full frontal ;-):

I used Barry M [Blueberry Ice Cream] as a base, and did the flowers with W7 [Baby Pink] and LA Colors [Electrified]. The dots were with Essence [White Hype] and the leaves were a mixture of Barry M [Blueberry Ice Cream] and Essence [Sundancer] because I didn't have the right shade of bright green - I mixed one blob of blue with one blob of yellow to get that green colour.

What do you think? I was really happy with how it turned out, especially when a girl stopped me in the Supermarket to ask me what brand of nail wraps I had on. Result! See you tomorrow for artwork. I really, really wanted to do Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' for that one, but I don't think I have enough experience - I hope you'll like what I have picked!

In the meantime, stay warm!

S xx


  1. Oh my god, these are perfect! I failed miserably when I tried this. x

  2. Cheers Lorraine! I was fretting over them and in the end I just did random blobs, I'd say you're more than able to do them, if I can, anyone can xx


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