Today's prompt in the Llama Nails Technique Challenge is Ombre, which is a look I hadn't yet really done but just couldn't leave it plain, so I spruced it up with some stamping using the same colors on staggered nails.
Traditionally I think most people create ombre looks by adding drops of white to a dark color, or black to a light color, in order to keep it truly monochromatic. However, when I saw these three Sinful Colors together in the store display, I knew they'd work really well for ombre and gradient looks.
|L-R: Sinful Colors Whipped, Enchanted, Amethyst, and Tempest, China Glaze White on White, Finger Paints Vivid Reflection|
I picked this beautiful rose pattern from the Cici & Sisi plate 07, and basically staggered the polish colors up two nails each, so I stamped my middle finger with White on White, my index finger with Tempest, my thumb with Amethyst, my pinky with Enchanted, and my ring finger with Whipped. Hopefully that makes sense.
To finish, I added some iridescent sparkle to my thumb and ring finger with Vivid Reflection. I love how the glass flecks almost make my thumb look like the roses were stamped black over purple glitter. It's a shame they don't show up more readily on my ring finger. To preserve the stamping, I used HK Girl to seal everything in.
I am pleasantly surprised at how well HKG holds up compared to SV. I think as far as looks, they're really similar, but HKG takes a little bit longer to dry.
And of course, here comes the macro parade. I used a slightly different lighting on the thumb macro in order to help everything actually show up better.
Hope you like this look! As always, check out the other Ombre looks from the Llama ladies below. Hope you're all having a fantastic week and I'll see ya soon!