Thursday, September 15, 2016

31 Day Challenge: A delicate print with a rugged theme

Hello Readers!

Today for the 31-Day Challenge, we are supposed to do a "delicate print". I immediately thought of a lovely mesh print on a plate that I have yet to try out, and decided I also wanted to use a gunmetal gray polish that's on my "untried" list . After staring at it for a while and putting it next to some different polishes in my collection, I came up with this idea:

Though I was seriously doubting a lot of things about this manicure when the idea was sloshing around in my head (How is the black polish for the stamping on the roses going to look against the dark gray? Will the dark on dark stamping of the mesh stand out enough? Do these colors REALLY go together ok?), I am really pleased with how it turned out. 

The idea was to kind of have the contrast of the feminine roses against the more rugged chain-link fence kind of look. The mesh stamping is my "delicate print", though the colors I stamped it in are not so delicate!

My base polish is Sinful Colors "Chromatic Fanatic", and I stamped over it with Sinful Colors "Navy I Do", which I have stamped with many times and never been disappointed. I was impressed by how well it stood out against such a dark polish, since it's not a polish that's actually intended to be stamped with. 

My mesh pattern comes from a hehe plate, which I paid about $0.30 for on aliexpress:

And my roses come from the Bundle Monster "Time Machine" Collection, and can be found on this plate:

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out what the others did with delicate prints here:


  1. This turned out really nice. I like those colors together.