April 16, 2013

Sunset Sponging

I did this design for Crumpet Nail Tarts' Tri Polish Challenge (those are two separate links).  The idea of the challenge it to do four different designs a month using the same three polishes.  Black, white, and glitters are freebies, so to speak.  So, it will be two designs this week and two next week and the will be posted on Tuesday and Thursday.  April we are supposed to peak a pink, orange, and turquoise.  I picked three colors from China Glaze's Avant Garden collection; Sunday Funday, Mimosa's Before Mani's, and  Life Is Rosy.  I may be cheating by using colors from the same collection, but I love these colors.

So I sponged on the colors to look like a sunset over Wet 'n Wild French White Cremè and then the clouds were done with a dotting tool in Dandy Lyin' Around, which is also a China Glaze color from the AG collection.

I got the idea from a Wistonia stamp, but when it didn't work stamping I decide to do it by hand.  SF is so hard to clean up!  Although that is not the first time I have had that problem with a turquoise.  I also need to work on my sponge technique or I should have don MBM on the tip, because it got lost in SF.

Well, I better go and get started on Thursday's manicure.  Don't forget and take a gander at the other participants' designs!