Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring has Sprung - Well Technically

While everyone is excited about blossoms, baby animals and the spring equinox, I sit here as it's snowing outside =*(. Spring really doesn't exist here in the Rockies, we have random snow, some nice days and finally in May - BAM! Everything is finally green and beautiful. Since we've now had the official day of Spring I wanted to do a mani that matched.
I started with a mini Cover Girl beauty I picked up at Target, Scalding Emerald. It's an olive green shimmer with gold and blue. I used three coats, it dried smooth. I then stamped the tree image from Bunny Nails HDF with Sally Hansen Mochachino. I wanted this to look like brown trees, but with the base color they almost look like leaves.

I then used two coats of Orly Prelude to a Kiss and made stamping decals with Mochachino and the sparrows from plate mls301. I used a dotting tool to fill them with Color Club Eternal Beauty and Cosmic Fate. I had a bit of trouble with bubbling and streaking so I do need to practice a bit more with this technique.