Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MoYou London Stamping Contest - Day 3: Yellow

Yellow.  Thankfully my friend was involved in coming up with this super awesome idea.  I thought I lacked the skills to make it happen, but it came out better and worse than I expected.  How's that you say?  Eh, I'm my own worst critic.

So the idea presented to me was a dragon stamped on my nails with shades of red and gold in him.  I felt like I just couldn't get the positioning right, and I went through several restamps, but overall I think it came out.  Just don't look at them too closely.  Or for too long.  You know what, just glance at them and keep scrolling.  ;-)

OPI Nail Envy, Butter London Pimms, Butter London Scuppered, Essie Licorice, Zoya Sooki, Zoya Kerry, HK Glisten and Glow topcoat

I figured since my MoYou London Suki 07 plate was brand spanking new, I would take a couple pics of it before dirtying it up.  I've also included the dragon image I used.

MoYou London Suki 07 plate

Dragon image on MoYou London Suki 07 plate

I started my base with one coat OPI Nail Envy and two coats of Butter London Pimms.  This is a great yellow, very easy to work with and no staining!

Butter London Pimms, two coats no topcoat
Butter London Pimms

After I laid my base down, I started on my dragon.  A little lead lighting, a little advanced stamping, both using Zoya Sooki and Butter London Scuppered.  I'll add a swatch of Scuppered at the end of this post, just for shiggles.  :-p

Advanced Stamping with MoYou London plate Suki 07

 I realized afterwards that I missed his snout and tongue, which kind of makes the dragon if you ask me.  Aaaaaaand then I had a bit of a stamping fail.  Oops.  Luckily it came off fairly easy using a bit of scotch tape and I restamped it.

Stamping oops...

 Then I went to work on the rest of his body.  Just regular stamping for these two, I went back and filled in the lines over the stamp with some color using Sooki and Scuppered.

MoYou London plate Suki 07

Lead light stamping with MoYou London plate Suki 07

 And here's the finished product!

This was one of those stamping processes where I felt awful about them the entire time I was stamping, even had to sleep on it before I was okay with them.  But I think he looks pretty neat.  I continued the rest of his body (sort of) on the other hand, using the same techniques as above.

MoYou London plate Suki 07

As promised, here is a swatch of Butter London Scuppered.  I left it on my thumb because I really like the green glitter in the bronze polish, especially when it caught the light.

Butter London Scuppered swatch

Are you a fan of Butter London polishes?  What is your "must-have" BL polish pick?

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