Thursday, December 8, 2011

25 Days of Christmas Challenge: Day 8 Christmas Dotting

I have to give credit where due for this design.  Yesterday Simply Rins demonstrated a great way to create a Christmas tree using dotting.  Here is her design:
Christmas Tree ala Polka Dots Nail Art Design

I decided that I wanted to try this for my dotting nails. I kept the accent nail but did something different on the rest.

Step 1:
I applied Sinful Colors Snow Me White to my accent nail and Butter London Dosh to the rest of my nails.

Isn't Dosh SOOO pretty!  A nice green with a hint of gold.  I applied 2 coats of both polish.  I probably would have done 3 coats of Dosh if I wasn't going to cover it up because I had a couple thin spots.

Step 2:
I added large dots to Dosh using OPI Cherry Cherry.

Step 3:
To create circles I dotted back over Cherry Cherry with Dosh.  Then added some small Cherry Cherry dots.

Step 4:
Now to tackle the Christmas tree.  I used the following colors to complete the design:
OPI Uh Oh Roll Down the Window and Cherry Cherry
China Glaze Glittering Garland, Champagne Bubbles, Holly-Day and Peace on Earth
Butter London Dosh (which i cut out of the picture!)

TA-DA:


Right Finger:


Lastly:
I added 2 coats of Julep Fast Drying Top Coat.  Which does not dry as fast as SV!! I almost ruined my design!
You can also see that I didn't wait long enough to apply the top coat and smeared my pinky. :(

Thanks for the idea Simply Rins!!!

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