Counting down the final challenges for my CNT summer challenge group...sniff, sniff...today's theme is 'Hothouse Flowers'.
I've been eyeing the lily stamp on Mash plate Mash-49 for this since the day I saw the theme. But given that the stamp is about as obvious as you can get, I didn't want to go an obvious route with the rest of it. So I decided to use some unexpected colors. :)
I started out with a lovely base of Barielle's Green Opal, a beautiful moss-green color with silver flecks and a little (I mean absolutely teeny) spray of orange flecks--just enough to make you wonder if they're really there:
|Barielle's Green Opal in the shade|
|Barielle's Green Opal, in the sun|
For the accent nail, I stamped and filled with Pure Ice's Silver Mercedes, and then stamped over with China Glaze's Brownstone. For the other fingers, I did the opposite.
This isn't the easiest technique to do, but I love the results. I also am really happy with this color palette, it has a very vintage feel. :)
I hope you enjoyed it, thank you for stopping by! Please take a moment to go look at the hothouse flower manis by the other CNTs, linked below. :)