Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Owl in a Tree

It is the tenth day of September is Stamping Month. Another fantastic theme.  It's "Trees"

I have a wonderful Moyou London, Mother Nature plate with three gorgeous trees to choose from.  I haven't used any so far, so I decided to start from the left :)

The tree on this plate was my inspiration. I wanted to differentiate between the leaves and branches, so  I picked a nice green and brown for gradient stamping (I'm not sure this is the correct term). The plate is quite busy, so I chose a neutral base gradient as a simple background.  I was also careful about what I stamped and where (I actually had to sketch it out and did a test mani on paper) even after all that thought, I still slipped up a few times! Hope you like it. Xxxxx

Halogen lighting <3
Sponged base gradient: 
  • Primark nail polish, unnamed (nude)
  • Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine, Lychee GNP 10
  • Sinful Colors, 101 Snow me White
Stamping gradient: 
  • Beauty UK nail polish, unnamed (green)
  • Max Factor Max Effect Mini, 22 Coffee Brown
  • Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine, Paprika GNP 32
Stamping plate: Moyou London Mother Nature Collection - 03

Sunshine through the window
Giant thumb!!!
Tools of the Trade

The base gradient
In the late afternoon sun
Indirect sunlight
More halogen lighting
Before stamping


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    1. Thanks Priscilla, I am experimenting more and more. You have such a fantastic stamping style, I think it'll take me a while to find mine. I'm soooo pleased you like this mani. xxxxx

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    1. Hooray, I was really please with the result too. Thanks for your support Tina Xxxxx

  3. Amazing, i love this plate but in yuor hands is so fantastic, awesome design. Great artista!!!

    1. Oooh, thanks soooooo much you are the kindest <3