Lit from Within: Sunday Stamping - Spring in the Garden

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Stamping - Spring in the Garden

I think it was fate that the day I decide to work on my Adventures in Stamping challenge: Spring, is the day my Cult Nails In The Garden collection came in the mail!  I managed to use a few of the new polishes in this mani.

Let's Get Dirty.  I started with this interesting wax-finish polish.  It's not pink, it's not grey, I don't think it's taupe, but that's probably close.  It's like a ..dirty pink.  Wet, it has a sparkle, but it dries waxy.  This is ONE coat.  I'm impressed.

I knew I wanted to stamp over a gradient, so I sponged on some bright yellow You're My Dandy Lion.
This one is a glossy creme, but I wasn't worried about the mashup of textures, because I am stamping and using topcoat in a minute.

The tips got a sponge treatment of Kiss My Rose Bush, another waxy-finish polish, in a soft, but bright pink.  These three look so good together...

...that I had to topcoat at this stage, just to see what it would look like.  If I were stopping here, I would have tried to blend my gradients a little better, but I knew I was stamping, and it would hide a lot of imperfections in the mani.  Because, at heart, I am lazy!  Work smarter, not harder, I say.

Again, with the Cheeky Jumbo plate.  I think I could probably use this plate all year and not get bored.  Best. Plate. Ever.  I stamped with Morning Glory, a bright fuchsia creme.

I love how the stamp pulls all the colors together and just pops.  Reminds me a little of my youth in the 80's. 

If you'd like more info about Cult Nails, you can find them on Facebook, and on their webpage.  The In The Garden collex pre-sale is over, so you can now buy each color individually if you'd like.  There's also a traffic-cone orange creme, Ay Poppy!, in this collection that is pretty cool.


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