Monday, 5 December 2011

Day 5 - Wreaths / Garlands


Day 5 – Garlands / Wreaths

Hi Goddesses

I want to start today by thanking all the goddesses currently doing the challenge.  What you sometimes don’t expect when you put something like this together is the camaraderie, support and genuine laughter you will get from each other, and THAT is what’s making this such an awesome experience.  So, this is us –

Debbie Crumpet - The Crumpet - 

Claire Gallaugher - Purple Fairy Dust All Things Beautiful -

Kerrie Black- PhishPosh and Polish:

Bee Justice -- Bee Polished:

Zoe Garner - Obsessive Compulsive Nail Painting Disorder:

Lisa Armstrong-Waite ~ Happy Nails ~

Julie Rivard ~ Tales of Knit and Nails:

Maria Pittarelli ~ The Girl with Rainbow Hands ~

Alyssa Dees ~ No Junk Nail - 

Arielle Stephenson ~ Only Always Soccermom -

There's also a couple more ladies yet to add their blog to the list, but they're all super talented ladies :)

We’re up to Day 5 of the challenge and today is garland / wreath.  I think they are called Christmas wreaths, but I’m always loathe to call them that because it reminds me of funerals.  Anyway, for this I did some research and found this image to inspire me –

All my nails are a variation of this image.

Thumb – full wreath on a wooden door with a gold doorknob
Index finger – the tartan pattern of the bow
Middle and pinkie – the green of the fern and holly and other green planty things
Ring – berrylapalooza

Colours used –

Thumb – Barry M Mushroom for the door, and then a dotting tool to do the wreath in CG Starboard / Glittering Garland and It’s Alive, and Color Club Cadillac Red

Index – CC Cadillac Red and then a black, silver and gold striper

Middle and pinkie – green sponging using the 3 greens mentioned above (with an eyeshadow applicator)

Ring – dotting tool.  A base of CC Cadillac Red (which I know think was a mistake), and then dots with that same colour, Color Club Red-ical Gypsy and CG Hot Lava Love.  I did all the dotting at the same time – I think I’d have got a much better effect if I’d done 1 colour, waited for it to dry and THEN tried the next colour

Nevertheless, I am quite pleased – I feel I can tick this box and move confidently on to ….. oh bollocks.  Tomorrow is Elves.  Can I do garlands again ??

Pray for me J  xx

Enjoy xx J


Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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