Today I'm doing something a little different--a twin post with the very sweet Laura of Little Laura Loves! Laura discovered stamping recently and is diving into it with gusto! She has been playing with the Salon Express stamping plates, so we decided to use the butterfly image on SE18.
I started with a base of Julep Helen, a soft mauve creme:
Then I wanted to stamp a spray of butterflies across the nail in a rainbow of colors, almost like the butterfly is changing color as it goes:
I used my Sally Hansen Insta-Dris for this, in Lightning, Orange Impulse, Rapid Red, Brisk Blue, and Going Grape!. Finally, I thought a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust would give it a magical fairy quality, but I think it was a misstep:
It just seems like a bit too much, and I prefer the crisp contrast of colors without the extra sparkle. What do you think?
Thanks so much for stopping by, and please don't forget to check out what Laura did with the image by clicking here.
Salon Express SE18
SH lightning, orange impulse, rapid red, brisk blue, grape going
China Glaze Fairy Dust