Sunday, November 18, 2012

FiA#13 Fall Flair!

OH MY GOSH! Do you know what I realized? This prompt is Fall Flair which means I CAN DO ARGYLE even though I don't own a sweater with that on it! EXCITEMENT.

Here we go!

Because I knew I wanted to use Julep Otte, I tried to find a pattern/colour combination that would look good with it. And I did!

Thanks Google!
Then I googled for a tutorial and it turns out to be from one of my favourite blogs: Kelsie's Nail Files! Time to practice my taping!

So, like I said, started with Julep Otte. After that, I taped and used Golden Rose 187, which is a dark grey. I still have to get to swatching that one..




It's obvious I fail a taping.
 For the rest of the hand, I used my dotting tool heavily laden with polish and poked the triangles on.


It kinda looks better.
 One more technique. I picked up my paintbrush and painted crosses then filled them in.


It all looks just as bad =P It's fine from far away, but clearly I'm not QUITE up to some of my favourite blogger's standards with this stuff... Especially tape. Gah, tape. I put a layer of topcoat on, which really smoothed everything out, and put on some crap tv to wait for it to dry before the last step.

Ulta Snow White, as usual.
I tried doing connect the dots on the thumb here, and then gave up and pulled the paintbrush.

Welp... I can't do straight thin lines. Buuut that's what you're getting today. Sorry for the lack of clean up. I think those white lines are a great argument for why I need to get on buying striping tape... I also fully intended to get a picture after clean up but forgot as soon as I did it. Sorry!

It's over! Whaaat? Guess what though? Dec 1st (hopefully) we're starting winter! =D See y'all there!
Hannah from Polished Prisms
Stephanie from A Little Polish
Suer from Creative Nail Design By Sue
Katee from A Girl And Her Polish
Ashley from One Nail to Another
Karine Assemien from Karine's Vernis Club
Kayono Lan (aka Johanna) from Neues vom Kellerkind
Charlotte-Louise from Charlotte's Nails
Alyson Epstein from Beads. Nails. Food.
Maribeth from Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Becky from Glam Fiend
Angie from Our Painted World
Alethia from Never-Ending Nail Art
Sarah from Dakila's
Amanda from Mandy's Polish
Lisa from Lisa's Nail Obsession
Kelly from Nails for the Sake of Sanity
Stephanie from All Things Beautiful
Martina from From Head to Foot