Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen does Gradients & Twinsie Tuesday 2-for-1: Textured Gradient + Floral Stamping

Today's mani is a twofer. I like combining themes whenever I can, so I did one look for both Digit-al Dozen Gradient Week and Twinsie Tuesday's "Gradient + Stamping" prompt.

I started with a textured gradient (somewhat of an ode to Amanda) using China Glaze Itty, Bitty & Gritty (pink), and Toe-tally Textured (orange). Over that I stamped a full-nail floral image from Born Pretty Store plate BPL-024 and their white stamping polish.

A solo shot of Itty, Bitty & Gritty before I added the orange just because I was really liking it solo and wore it that way for a day first.

For the stamping I used Lady Queen's clear stamper. Originally I wanted to do a comparison of this stamper to the ones from Born Pretty Store and to the original Clear Jelly Stamper, but I didn't see enough differences between them to dedicate a full post to them. I do want to mention this one is squishier than the original but all three pick up perfectly well with the same clarity to place the images. It isn't marshmallow squishy, but I do prefer that little bit of extra give it has. Of course if you shop, you can use my code EFLC15 for a discount!

Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful TT'ers and DD'ers!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Claire at Kerruticles
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Sharon at Behind Green Eyes