Today begins the spring challenge hosted and created by the lovely Mateja at Purple Glitters. For all the rules and info, you can go to the great write-up she did right here. The basic idea is five different manis following the themes while using four different color combinations (without repeating except for rainbow day). Today is a day of many firsts for me, not only is it my very first challenge but it is also the first day I'll be using my brand new stamper! Yes, I am already in love with it and cannot wait to get my hands on all kinds of plates.
Today's theme is love and life. For my color combination I chose pink and green and I actually redid these nails twice. I tried to get the general idea across with freehand brush work but none of my paintbrushes were quite up to the task of acting as a real nail art brush. So I happily switched to the shiny new stamper! My overall concept is spring life, growing as grass/plants and hearts (love) growing with it. Take a look! (Please pardon my super dry skin, I was previously wearing a super thick glitter and we all know what taking that off is like >.<)
- Sinful Colors base coat / Seche Vite top coat
- Sally Hansen I Pink I Can
- OPI Skinny Dip'n in Lake Michg'n
- Sally Hansen Emerald City
- Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet
- Pure Ice Siren
- I originally tried the hearts with Sinful Colors Hazard but it just wasn't dark enough, you can still see some traces of it though when I re-stamped with the red.
Blue and Purple
Yellow and Green
Orange and Pink
Check out what all the other wonderful ladies on this challenge did!
Ducky from I Love Pretty Colours
Sue from Creative Nail Design by Sue
Kat from Hooked On Polish
Kelly-Ann from Nail Art by Kelly-Ann
Riley from Pinky To Thumb
Aylin from Posh Nail Art
Brianna from Welcome to Brianna's World
Aurora from World of Happy Nails
Mateja D from Mateji Ustvarjata
Thalie from Glazed Talons
Hema from Rainbow Nails
Mimi from Mimi's Vanity Box
Overall it wasn't quite what I imagined but I can definitely tell I will be having a lot of fun with this challenge and the stamper. For all of you out there with stampers how was your first attempt at using it?