Saturday, 19 May 2012

Summer Challenge - Day 1 - Olympic Torch Starts Its Journey

Hellooooooo Goddesses

Oh, I am sooooooo excited today!  Today is day 1 of the MAMMOTH Summer Challenge which runs until 8th September.  There are 66 challenges in all - I told you, it's a WHOPPER!

As before, this is being run from the Purple Crumpet Fairy group on Facebook - it's still not too late if you want to join us, just click here and we'll fill you in on everything you need to know!

Another reason I am so excited is that this time, I have even more new friends to play with !  Some of them are goddesses whose blogs I have loved and admired for ages.  Damn, I'm going to look shabby!

Sooooo, onto the nails!  Today is the day the Olympic torch officially starts its journey.  I am really excited the Olympics are going to be in the UK, and I even work with someone who will be carrying the torch in July.

Now, these nails.  D'you know what, I actually think they look pretty decent.  And shall I tell you why?  Crumpet invested in some proper art brushes and Crumpet made an effort to get these juuuuuuuuuuuust right :)

Rather than depict the torch itself, I decided to take the flame idea, and do it in the colours of the Olympic rings (I tell you, it's soooo perfect that are 5 rings and 5 nails) - blue, yellow, black, green and red.

I used SH White On as my base, and then the following - 

* thumb = Cult Nails Manipulative + Orly True Blue Striper
* index = CG Lemon Fizz + OPI The IT Color
* middle = Color Club Worth The Risque + CG Black Ink pot
* ring  = CG Re-fresh Mint + CG Starboard
* pinkie = a mix of CG Life Preserver and Bettina 47 + Zoya Dakota

These took me a while to do, but I think it shows :)  I paid more attention to detail AND (you won't believe this) I even redid bits that went a little bit wrong.  You mean those splodges on the yellow finger?  Yes.  And what's that bit of glitter on the yellow finger?  Ssshhhhh ......

I hope you enjoy all the challenges to come - and here, as promised, are the amazing ladies taking part with me, and below that, clever links to their blogs.   Enjoy xx  :)

Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges -

Lucie @ Lucy's Stash

Vic @ Glowstars

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