Thursday, 1 November 2012

30 Days of Purple - Day 1 - Water Marble

Hi Goddesses

Wow, thanks so much for your response to the teaser post I put out earlier - crikey, all that expectation ups the pressure a little lol.

I decided there was only one way to start - with a water marble.  There is nothing I love more on a nail than a water marble, and those of you who have been reading this blog for a while will know the difficulty I've been having with marbling recently.  To cut a very long story short, I think the nail room has been too cold or drafty, and that was why I couldn't get the bullseye to spread.  Oh and also, British water prefers a glass la de dah. No, no cheap plastic cups for our marbling darling, nooooooo.

This is probably the best water marble I've ever done, which seems fitting for today!  It's not perfect, not by a long shot, but most importantly, it's ENCOURAGING, and now I'm excited to try another.

The base for this is the stunning Sally Hansen Delphinium, which you'll be seeing quite a lot of this month.  It's so dreamy and beautiful, and also the perfect base.

I then marbled with all OPIs - My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Planks A Lot and Ink.   I'm lazy, so I never do 1 finger per dip.  I marble 3 times - thumb; index and middle; ring and pinkie - and you can usually tell this from the pattern.

All in all, I like how these turned out.  Thumb - nearly perfect.  Index and middle - wow, look how FINE that detail is .... until I splodged it popping the water bubble.  Ring and pinkie - like the ring, hate the pinkie.

I've got lots of art and stamping in store for you - if there's anything you're keen to see, I haven't planned all the days yet, so I'm open to Reader's Challenges !  Ha ha.

Enjoy xx :)
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