Friday, 9 March 2012

Spring Challenge - Mr Blue Sky

Hi Goddesses

I was a little stuck for this one, having done a sky mani that I absolutely loved once before - here.   I didn't want to just duplicate that, and thought about doing a picture that spread over all 5 nails.

In the end boredom / weariness set in, and I just went for something easy, doing a blue skittle and then different types of clouds.

To be honest, I thought I had more pale blues than this.  What I found though was that the ones that I had were too similar (that'll be you, CG Sea Spray) or were the wrong tone to fit the skittle (looking at you, Models Own Beth's Blue).

So what did I end up with ?

* thumb = Barry M Blue Moon
* index - Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream - my preferred sky blue
* middle - a-England Galahad, which had too much green in it next to these others (it amuses me how a skittle can completely change your perception of a colour)
* ring = Barry M Cyan Blue
* pinkie = Essie Smooth Sailing

I tried for different types of clouds, but they didn't all work.   I live in Lincolnshire in the UK where we have a lot of RAF bases - you constantly see plane streaks across the sky, and this is what I tried to do on the ring finger.

The index is my favourite.  All of these were done with a dotting tool and then smeared with a sponge, to give them a lighter look.

Enjoy xx :)
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