20 Aug 2013

Crumpet's Nail Tarts Tri Polish Challenge - August Day 1!

Hello everyone! Another month has passed and we're back with another installment of the Tri Polish Challenge. The three colours for this month are red, yellow and green. Eeek! When I first saw this wasn't at all inspired, but as I looked through my collection a few ideas started to form! 

The polishes I have chosen are Rimmel Sunshine, Ciate Mistress and Barry M Gelly Key Lime.


I've started this month's set of four manicures with a floral. I started with a black base and painted on a floral design in white (so that my colours would stand out over the black). Here's how it looked at this stage of the process: 


I then added in the Key Lime for the leaves (with some allowed LA Colors Solar Gold for contrast, as I usually use several greens for any leaves), then dotted on the Sunshine and Mistress to form the chrysanthemum-like flowers and finished off, as always, with Seche Vite.








I would've loved to have been able to add more detail to the leaves, but didn't want to risk going back in with the black, and the allowable extra colours didn't leave me a lot of scope. However, I love how these turned out and really enjoyed working with the black background instead of a lighter one that I would normally go for.

I'll be back on Thursday with August's Chapter 2. In the meantime, take a look at everyone else's fabulous red, yellow and green combos! :)

13 comments:

  1. Chrysanthemum is the favorite flower of my mom and today is her Birthday. Nice job and thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. Oh my! So pretty! I was just saying how incapable I am of painting flowers and then you come up with this is totally gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Natalia! These were the simplest flowers ever - I just used a dotting tool to add the red and yellow over the dry white base. They look a bit "bobbly" until you top coat it but then it all comes together! :D

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    1. Aw, thank you! I wish they all came out as good as this one lol :)

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  4. these are lovely! Before reading your post I thought they were strawberry plants which wouldve also been cool :)

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    1. Thanks! I thought that too, but I'm saving the strawberry option for another day ;)

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  5. Oh my gosh - this is beautiful! Love it on the black background.

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