If you were to ask what is my favorite band I would not hesitate to answer, Blue October. What can I say, I love them. In fact I had the opportunity to meet their lead singer/songwriter Justin Furstenfeld a few years ago. I have never considered myself a fan girl, but I could not stop smiling. My sister went with me and she thought it was hilarious. Me, I was just happy. You don't know who they are? Shame on you! Youtube search, Calling you, Hate Me, Congratulations, and/or Dirt Room (or you can just clink on the links I gave you). Oh and did I mention that Justin F. is ever so very attractive? Well, he is. So, if I am going to be inspired by a band, let be inspired by one of the most poetic and soulfully dark bands around.
I love this! I am so proud of it. I saw Simply Rins original design a while ago and when I was thinking what to do I immediately thought of it. I of course used blue for the background, China Glaze Blue Bells Ring, and then I did the ombre in white to dark gray, White-on-White and Concrete Catwalk, and mixed them together for the middle hue.
My only beef with this was taking it off. I love BBR, it is a gorgeous metallic blue! However, it is a BEAST to take off. It stained my nails and my fingers. It is definitely only worth it if you wear it for a while. Luckily I got two manicures out of this one, so it felt worth it.
My thumb all alone.
These pics were done indoors due to the buckets of rain we are getting right now, but the kitchen lighting isn't half bad. You will be seeing it again. I can say this, because I did a lot more designs before this one and I took photos on the kitchen.
There are a symphony of other artists that participated and you really should go have a look.