Saturday, November 3, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 26 - Inspired by a Pattern

Hey all!

For today's prompt, we were supposed to be inspired by a pattern. I had a really awesome idea in my tiny noggin but time constraints and my own inability to execute anything properly left me blank. In the end, I looked through my stamping plates and felt inspired by the zebra pattern on my Bundle Monster plates. Can't go wrong with animal print right?

I started with three coats of Essie Absolutely Shore, then gradiented with OPI Thanks a Wind-Million and China Glaze Exotic Encounters. For the stamping, I used China Glaze Con-Fused? from the new magnetic collection. I read at Oooh Shinies that magnetics were good for stamping and she wasn't wrong! Now I want ALL the magnetic polishes :D




I wanted badly to like this but the gradient was such a pain in the ass, not blending and pulling up polish. Bah, in the end though, it isn't too bad so I decided to post it.

Now go visit the other awesome ladies in this challenge!

20 comments:

  1. I dig it! Loving the stamping color! I really need to try stamping with my megnetics!

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    1. Thanks hun! They really work great, easy and it doesn't dry too quick like the Essie Mirror Metallics.

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  2. You made that green absolutely wonderful to look at and the zebra pattern works!

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  3. The gradient looks fab under the zebra print :)

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  4. I literally "oooohed" when I saw your manicure. Love everything about it. Perfection!

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  5. In the end, you nailed it. Just gorgeous!!!!

    Lisa

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  6. This is awesome and I am so jealous of your gradient!! I suck at gradients!! Who knew that magnetics were good for stamping - learning something new everyday!!

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    1. Only thing I could recommend for gradients, aside from using opaque colors, is to dampen your sponge a bit. Helped me!

      Glad to share the knowledge ;)

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  7. I think it turned out amazing!

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    1. Shucks, you girls are all too nice. Thank you!

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