Saturday, August 11, 2012

Day 11-Dotty the Octopus

We now begin the part of this challenge that focuses on patterns.  It's going to get harder.  I'm very excited to live up to the challenge.  So, today's mani was Polka Dots.  I have great dotting tools and i was thrilled to do a mani with NO stamping. Don't get me wrong, I love stamping...I just wanted to do something different. I've had some success with my dotting tools in the past but I find that I am trigger shy and this ends up messing me up.  So, I went into this with confidence and a steady hand and all in all I like the way it turned out.  I named this Dotty the Octopus because the end result looks like the little suctions on an Octopus' tentacles. My neighbor totally agreed!

I started with a beautiful new base color called Spaced Out by Misa (a brand I had never heard of)  Then I used three dotting tools to create different dots.  At first, I put only one color of dots on each of the non-accent nails, but then decided to add another smaller dot inside each of those.  This is what made them to look like octopus tentacles :-P And the accent nail uses all of the colors.

Misa Spaced Out :-) I just loved this color! I almost didn't want to do anything to it.  You really can't see how pretty and shimmery gray it is in the pictures though

Pink-Color Club Hot Like lava
Teal-Wet N Wild Caribbean Frost
White-Sally Hansen Hard to Get
Black-Milani Black Swift

This was a lot of fun to do, even if it took a lot of time and patience.  Hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  1. Cool, I am wearing grey today as well!

  2. So cool! I love that base color and I love the colors your chose for the dots. They look awesome together!

    1. Thank you! Choosing the right colors is one of my favorite parts I think :-)

  3. pretty!

    p.s. I'm having a Shop Jeen ring giveaway if you'd like to check it out! xx