It's time once again for the monthly link up presented by the Facebook group Hobby Polish Bloggers. This months theme is fall colors. I don't know about you but I absolutely love fall colors. The colder temperatures and the fact that winter is approaching I can do without, but the trees look so pretty. I look forward to the changing leaves, especially since we have a tree in our yard that naturally does a gradient of red, orange, yellow and green. Add to that they form an almost perfect ball shape and you cant help but marvel at it's beauty. I knew right away I wanted to incorporate my love for this tree and the changing leaves in my manicure.
|Photo taken in natural light|
After trying to come up with an abstract manicure idea and coming up empty handed I decided that I literal design would be best. Now I know what you might be thinking. Where are all those colorful leaves I describe earlier, where is the gradient of red, orange,yellow and green? Well it was a tough nail art day for me and sometimes it best to just walk away then risk further destruction. It happens to the best of us sometimes.
Turns out I didn't have a leaf image that I could have sworn Id used before and the one I did have was a solid image. I wanted one that I could fill in to show the leaves changing. After several failed attempts at decals, and the colors I wanted to use not working well for stamping I had one lonely leaf decal to work with.
|Photo taken in direct sunlight|
To create this manicure I started out with Sinful Colors Snow me White and a classic french tip look. Using a striping polish from Jordana called The Stylist I lined the base of the white and let that dry.
The decal was created using Red Angle plate RA-121 and Konad Black. I used my best efforts to fill the leaf in with Milani Bijou Bronze.
Over all I like the finished look. I'm just a wee bit disappointed that my original idea didnt work out. But fall is no where near over so I might try this again. Now let's see what everyone else came up with. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!