I designed this nail art with two inspirations in mind.. regular readers will know I'm taking part in the summer of colour challenge (full links below) so my colour scheme was set...next I needed a design.. I really wasn't sure how I would work with these colours for nails so I was racking my brain for something good when I had a lightbulb moment! ...I realised it would be perfect for little speckled bird eggs I was so excited and even though I still wasn't sure the colours would be good for nails most of the way through...I ended up falling totally in love with them!
|Eggs image source: Bird Print Art|
So as I mentioned this post is my entry for week 2 of Twinkle twinkles Summer of Color challenge, the colour scheme is mint choc chip this time... co-incidentally my favourite flavour... Although I was a bit worried when I started thinking about it in terms of colour as opposed to taste! Below is the yummy inspiration photo that Twinkle has posted for week 2.
|Image source: Twinkle twinkle like a star|
I wanted to get my mint choc chip bird eggs looking pretty realistic so I did a lot of looking online for the right style eggs before setting to work.
The steps were really subtle so I'll keep it short, I started with white and mint base, added light sponging in blue and teal, more sponging with a pearl polish, did the splatter effect with a lighter coffee brown and a dark chocolatey brown on top before finishing with top coat.. that makes it sound easy..hah!
I think it will be a little while before you see a full 'splatter technique' tutorial on my blog, because I definately need to work on not splattering EVERYTHING else around me before I go teaching other people how to do it lol/aagh! (thank god I don't have carpet!)
I feel like this nail art could have been such a total train wreck of plan if it hadn't worked out.. brown speckled nails is just a little bit risky.. and I had pretty much set my mind to thinking I'd just do my challenge post and then take them off straight after - until I finished... and then I just couldn't stop looking at them!Like real little delicate eggs! I loved how the sponging in the background gives a slight eggshell mottled effect.
Hope you like them too, I look forward to seeing all the other entries to the challenge this week and seeing what other people have made of it! back soon with something new for you, have a great week x