Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tea Party #1

I was never a tea party kind of girl...I never played that as a kid and I haven't ever been to one as an adult.  I guess I am deprived...  I do like tea though!
I am starting my research on inspiration for this challenge and found an image that caught my eye as it was beautiful, yet non-traditional.  I found this on Pinterest and would have provided the link back to it but it was dead.  :(

Using this as a guide, I went to my swatchcicles and picked out a few beauties:
  • Mash-41 (stamping plate)
  • Mundo de Unas Bronze (stamping polish)
  • Zoya Gaia
  • Revlon Midnight Affair
I started with 2 coats of Gaia, which is my favorite off-white polish (ever)!  I put a coat of Seche Vite on top of that to seal it and prepare for the gradient.  I applied the blue gradient with a make-up sponge that had both the colors on it to get a smooth transition.
Once I had the blue the way I wanted it, I put another coat of Seche Vite on to prepare for stamping.  I tried really hard to center the stamp and I was pleased with how it came out!  I chose the bronze over the gold because I felt it had a warmer quality to it.
Once the stamp was dry, I added the last layer of Seche Vite to seal it all in.  There is a lot of polish on these nails this time around.  
I hope I can find some other feasible inspiration pieces looking around!  The women in this challenge are amazing!  Be sure to check them out below!

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  1. That is simply stunning! I am a sucker for white, blue, and gold anyway, but your really captured the beauty of the china.

  2. Thanks so much! This is my first time using this color combo and I love them together too!

  3. I love the inspiration for these nails! You did so good on them.

  4. Thanks so much Lisa!

  5. Brandy, I LOVE these! Although the cup is not art deco, the nail art definitely has that feel. And the gradient? Superb! Can't get over how gorgeous these are!

  6. Thanks Tina!