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Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday Stamping Challenge: Purple Gradient

Hi dear readers !

Yesterday's stamping challenge was to create a stamping manicure with a gradient. Well, in fact, the votes were very close and some girls decided to do the other challenge, or mix the 3 ideas together (gradient, two different stamps, wild animal print), but you know how I love gradients, so I obviously chosed to do one :)

I wanted soft, pastel shades and decided to go for purple. I found my inspiration on Pinterest with a similar manicure in blue, but I can't find it anymore and I don't know who didi it ... If you are or know the author please let me know, I'd like to mention her work here :)

Do you like it ? I was very pleased with the way it looked. I was a bit afraid because my gradient looked nice and when I stamped over it I was like "oh nooo it's going to hide all the purple goodness" ! But finally I'm glad with the result :)

I used China Glaze Spontaneous as the base, darker purple. This has to be one of my all time favourite purples !
Then I started sponging with the medium purple, Eyeko Lilac Polish, followed by the lightest purple, OPI Rumple's Wiggin. I added a tiny bit of white on the tips with China Glaze Snow, still applied with a sponge.
I put a coat of Seche Vite to make a smooth surface and stamped with Bundle Monster plate BM201 and white Konad polish.
Finally, I wanted to add a "little something" with one coat of China Glaze Wireless which added a very subtle  bling. And of course I topped all of these with one coat of Seche Vite :)

That's all ! That makes many coats but imo sponging always goes fast, as the coats added with the sponge are thin. I usually sponge on one hand, then the second, then back for the next coat on the first hand as the polish is already dry.

I hope you liked it :) Thanks for visiting and commenting ^^

Have a nice day :)

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