Monday, 21 June 2010

Konad M79 - OPI Green-which Village/ChG Custom Kicks

This weeks PHD challenge was Analogous Color Scheme.  We had to use three colours that were directly next to each other on the colour wheel, no blacks and no whites.  Yellow, yellow/green and green for example.  Or Blue, blue/purple and purple, you get the idea?!

I decided to go with green, green/blue and blue for my colours.

This was not as easy as you might think, as when you stamp, the colours are affected by whatever the base is.  So when I experimented I found that if I stamped two colours over the same base, as they were colours that were very close, they ended up looking like the same colour........I almost gave up, but ended up settling on doing two different colour bases with one colour stamped over the top, even then the stamping colour looked different depending on the base it was stamped on!  Blue ended up dark over green and lighter over tealy blue.

Here are the colours I used:
Green - OPI Green-wich Village (base 1)
Green\blue - ChG Custom Kicks, slightly teal toned (base 2)
Blue - Konad Blue for stamping

I painted my thumb, middle and pinky nails in Custom Kicks and index and ring in Green-wich Village.  I then stamped using plate M79 polka dots and Konad Blue, this tied the nails together more.  First time I have used the Konad polka dots, I always thought they looked too big, so always did polka dots by hand so I could get smaller ones, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how nice they looked, will use it more now ;o)

I am really pleased with this design, simple but effective.  I would never have used these colours together normally, but as it was the challenge rules I had to.  Once again, forced to go outside my comfort zone I end up with something I would never normally do but quite liked.


jaljen said...

That works brilliantly IMHO.

Cel said...

Very pretty, the colours work very well together.

Bunny said...

Lovely combination!

ThRiSzHa said...

love it

xtinaaj said...

The result is very pretty:)

stylishly yours said...

Hey, that turns out great! Oh and great minds think alike! I've got polk-a-dots right now too.

The dotting pens came before my Konad stamping tools last week, so I have Rimmel 405 Rose Libertine with Barry M 119 Baby Pink on. Will post photos tonight!

Tassa said...

Cute! :)

Ansa said...

Your polish looks amazing. Your'e super talented.

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

a huge thank you to all of you. Your comments are fab and brighten my day :o)

KarenD said...

Oh, how fun! I love the dots.

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