Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Challenge: Day 7 - Sunshine

Yesterday you saw my sunrise and today you get to see my sunshine.  I had a couple different ideas for this design, stamping being the main idea, and then I thought about sponging.  Sponging is one of my favorite techniques.  Its not about being perfect. It's more about finding perfection in the abstract.  It also usually turns out looking so much better than I think it will!

I started with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Air.  This is the first time I used it and it is SO pretty!  A tad streaky, will probably need 3 coats, but I knew that I would be adding to it so streaky was okay.

Next, I sponged on Essence Let's Get Lost.  I am building up the different blues in the sky to give the design dimension.

Third, sponged Essence You Belong To Me.

I added the sunshine by sponging Essence Wanna Be Your Sunshine.

The last sponging layer was to add the fluffy clouds using NYC French Tip White.

To smooth everything out I added 2 coats of SV.

I LOVE my sunshine!  It actually kind of reminds me of a Monet or Van Gogh painting.  :)

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  1. Wow this is really cool! I like the new blog look too x

  2. Yep, that's definitely very Monet-ish! :) Creative take on the design, and well made as usual!

  3. I agree with you looks great and the colours are so well blended together :)

  4. You did an amazing job! It looks so gorgeous and happy :)

  5. Replies
    1. No it's not too late to join the party!! :) Just go back to my Day 1 and you can click on the link to join! :)

    2. Thank You!! Cool, got the list, going to try and make up for the days i've missed! :)

  6. I love how these turned out! <3

  7. I love this abstract look! Very pretty!!


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