Saturday, October 20, 2012

Design Seeds Water Marble Series: Autumn Brights


 OPI Bullish on OPI, China Glaze Cross Iron 360, H&M Lime, and CND Dark Ruby

Hellooooo there!!  Exciting news!  I have decided to do a water marble nail art series for you guys and gals! A while back I read about this awesome website on my friend Cris's blog Let Them Have Polish.  (She was also planning on doing a nail art series from inspiration there, so I'm tweaking her idea to be water marbles exclusively.)  That website was Design Seeds.  Maybe you guys have heard of it, but I had not before reading Cris's post.  They have so many awesome color palettes, and I love that it gives me some combos that I would not normally try on my own.


Here is the first palette that inspired me.  It is called Autumn Brights.  I have been loving experiencing fall again here in Sweden.  I really missed season changes while Mr. Sparkles and I were living in Texas.  I am partial to cozy sweaters and bundling up, so fall is exciting for that reason.  And of course, who doesn't love to see the leaves change?


When I did this design I tried to get a sort of leafy shape onto my nails.  The colors I used for this all cooperated surprisingly well, even China Glaze Cross Iron 360 (the shimmery orange), which I thought would be a trouble maker.  Shimmers are usually the trouble makers in my marbles.


The other colors that I used are OPI Bullish on OPI (a red-orange creme), H&M Lime (a yellow-y chartreuse with just a hint of shimmer) , and CND Dark Ruby (a maroon creme).  I think this series will be a really interesting experiment, because not all polishes work for marbling.  I will be challenged to see how I can closely match the pre-chosen palette with polishes that will actually work together!


Also, I have decided to start watermarking my photos for a more professional look.  I hope you guys don't mind.  I tried to place them where they would not interfere with viewing.  Give me your thoughts!  And, the blog got a mini makeover this weekend, so please let me know what you think of that!

6 comments:

  1. Sooo SO gorgeous! The colours are just AMAZING!

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  2. Wow, Ashley, I don't think I've ever seen such a well-executed water marble in my life! And the color are absolutely wonderful together. And as for the watermarks, any artist should always have some form of watermark because people can steal your photos if you don't. Granted, they can steal them anyway, but it's more difficult for them to show them off as their own if there's a watermark.

    But jeez, I can't get over how nice this water marble is...

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  3. Wow, Ashley, I don't think I've ever seen such a well-executed water marble in my life! And the color are absolutely wonderful together. And as for the watermarks, any artist should always have some form of watermark because people can steal your photos if you don't. Granted, they can steal them anyway, but it's more difficult for them to show them off as their own if there's a watermark.

    But jeez, I can't get over how nice this water marble is...

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  4. Wow! I love this! Btw I think it's great you are watermarking your creations so no one can steal your designs. Miss you lots!

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  5. I love this fiery marble, it is gorgeous!

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