21 September 2013

31 Day Challenge: Day Twenty-One, Inspired by a Colour: Dusk Blue Skittlette

Hi everyone! Today's challenge is one that somewhat alludes me...what does it mean to be inspired by a colour? And how do you represent that in nail art? Is it simply a matter of using that colour, or do you represent it through imagery? I suppose it's meant to be open to interpretation, or at least I hope so.

Dusk Blue Skittlette

About this design: For my colour, I chose "dusk blue", or a slightly greyed baby blue. It's the colour that is used on my blog, for example the social media icons and tagline. I decided to do a rather simple skittlette incorporating the colour and other complementary polishes. I don't have a polish that exactly matches this dusk blue, but OPI You're Such A BudaPest Can't Find My Czechbook (!) is a pretty close match.

Dusk Blue Skittlette

Dusk Blue Skittlette

To get this look: I started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls because I liked the idea of starting with a blank white page. My thumb, index and pinky fingers have a gradient using You're Such a BudaPest Can't Find My Czechbook and Girly Bits Elephant Shoe. Elephant Shoe and You're Such a BudaPest Can't Find My Czechbook were used for the short lines on my middle finger. My ring finger is a gradient with China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around and Enchanted Polish Ballerina Sprinkles, topped with Girly Bits OVbunEN. The studs are from The Nailasaurus Emporium.

Dusk Blue Skittlette

It's not complex or detailed, but I much like this. Most likely it's the colours - I really love the blue-grey-pastel combination. Unfortunately I had some swatching to do today, or I would have left this on for longer.

What do you think of this? How would you interpret the prompt "inspired by a colour"?

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16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous mani! And the gradients totally look dusk-y, so I think it works. It's You're Such a Budapest purple, though?

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    1. $#@&^! Grrr... you're totally right Lindsey! Can't believe I got the polish names mixed up...fixing it now! :P

      And thanks for the sweet comment and telling me about my faux pas! :)

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  2. I love the blue and gray gradient!

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  3. it looks awesome (short comment I know, but I had to say it lol)

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    1. Haha! No worries, and thanks Nailderella! :D

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  4. I really like these but totally agree: I have no idea what 'Inspired by a Colour', is 'supposed' to mean, haha.

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    1. I know!! Isn't it a weird challenge?! Or maybe it just needs to be reworded a bit. :P

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  5. I love that middle finger. I'm going to have to copycat it.

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    1. Thanks Kelli, and please do! I like how it's a super easy design but also a good accent. :)

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  6. Great mani!!! Liking the studs, the gradient and especially that glitter!! :)

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    1. Thank you Gillian! Isn't the glitter just so cute!? I'm in love with it too - and I'll have swatches of it very soon!

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  7. This is stunning!! O_O I love it! :D
    New follower here :D

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    1. Thanks so much Ashesela, and welcome!! Thanks for following. :)

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful skittlette! Absolutely love the colours you chose and how you paired them! I really like how you matched the pastel glitter topper - Girly Bits OVbunEN :) A very unique mix indeed! ♥

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    1. Thank you, I really appreciate the feedback! I agree with you on OVbunEN - I have several pastel glitter toppers but this one is unique amongst them. I can't wait to show swatches of it. :)

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