Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm so excited for this challenge
I hope you are too!
Sorry, I just couldn't help myself with that little poem! Today is the first day of the 31 day challenge and I'm really excited for it! I want to start out with some pretty red roses. These are also supposed to double for my Sunday Stamping challenge in Adventures in Stamping. The theme today is tone on tone. Two challenge in one, how is that for you?
The base for this manicure is Nicole by OPI How Fairy Nice of You! which is a very pale, barely there pink. I stamped the floral pattern from Pueen plate Pueen27 using OPI Danke-Shiny Red, which was still on my work table from the Louboutin mani a few days ago.
Using OPI Liquid Sand Magazine Cover Mouse, I painted over each of the roses with a small detail brush. The inspiration for these textured roses comes from an incredible manicure by Work Play Polish. I have wanted to try a textured rose design ever since and even though our manicures at not at all alike, I credit her for putting the idea in my head!
I need lots of practice when it comes to free hand nail art and tracing over stamping in a way feels like baby steps for me. All I had to do was stay within the lines and not have to worry about placement. Sort of like a child tracing letters as they learn how to write. Baby steps...
Challenge countdown: 1 down, 30 to go!
Thanks for looking!
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