Sunday, June 6, 2010

My first gradient attempt & Konad cover!

Yesterday I decided to head on over to Sally's and purchase the one polish I have picked up and put back down at least 20 times over the past few months, China Glaze Secret Peri-Winkle. I don't know what took me so long...guess I thought it might give me corpse hands or something, but I have to say that I love this color. I also got China Glaze Grape Pop on clearance for $2.99, so I decided to use them both for a gradient mani.

I had been wanting to try a gradient for the longest time, and I've watched/read Colette's (My Simple Pleasures blog...check her out on the sidebar) gradient tutorials many times over. I did forget one important rule of gradient sponging, and that's to let it dry a bit before you sponge over it again. Because of my impatience, a bit of polish actually pulled up on the sponge and lifted, but I continued on anyway.

Without further ado, here's my gradient! I used Secret Peri-Winkle as the base color, sponged on Grape Pop, used the floral pattern from Konad plate M73, and Konad Special Polish in Sky Pearl for the stamp. If you care to, you can enlarge the image by clicking on the picture.


Spaceinvaders said...

Pretty! Love the colour combination :)

xtinaaj said...

Nice job!! Very good for a first time:)

pryncss said...

very nice! I too, love the color combo!!

susies1955 said...

Very nice. Glad you decided to buy it and to show us your creation. :)