The colors for this month are...get this...orange, turquoise and pink. I would not have come up with this combo...not in my wildest dreams! So these are the colors I chose.
China Glaze Exotic Encounters, Julep Hayden and China Glaze Mimosa's Before Mani's
Okay, Exotic Encounters may be considered a teal by some, but it fits turquoise in my book. And Mimosa's leans towards coral, but is still pink to me. Cut me some slack, okay! So here is my first design!
Next I stamped with Exotic Encounters and one row of this image from LeaLac XL B. Sorry about the poor quality. I need to make a different image of this plate soon! Anyone who follows me know that this is a reoccurring theme for me, a straight stamp design, slightly off center, straight down the nail. It gives the illusion of longer nails, and I just like it! Stamping Exotic Encounters over Hayden made it look more green than turquoise or teal, which was fine with me.
Finally I put some Mimosa's Before Mani's on my palette and thickened it up by stirring it for awhile with an orange stick, like you would for spun nails. When it was the consistancy I wanted, I dotted it on. This gave it depth and texture.
So there you have it. A gorgeous base color, vertical stamping, texture and depth. The stamping is not perfect, nor the dotting, but I love it despite it's flaws!
Thanks for looking and feel free to check out the other Tri-Polish manis.