Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Welcome back Mad Men and all that's orange and blue

Mad Men is back on the air for its seventh and final season (nooooo!) and if you're like me then sometimes you get lost in the plot when dizzying 1960's imagery and patterns fill the screen. Couches, pillows, draperies, blouses, so many funky patterns and colours.... drool.

I didn't have any one particular piece of inspiration in mind, but I was going through my stamping plates - which I have little experience with - and I saw one that was reminiscient of some of the patterns you'd see on the show (er, in the 1960's - but how would I know I wasn't even born yet). I decided to go with a white, royal blue and bright orange colour scheme as they remind me of one of Joan's sexy blue dresses, her orange, blue and white geometric dress, and the iconic orange couch seen in the ad agency.

The orange on the pointer and pinky nails appears darker than the stamped orange or orange over white base because I put it straight on the nail without a white base. Should have used a white base on every nail... woops.

As you can tell the stamping didn't 100% co-operate with me, especially when stamping the blue metallic China Glaze polish. I am still experimenting with which polishes work best for stamping as I only own three Konad specialty stamping polishes (for now, hehe).

Polishes used:
- Essie 'Meet me at sunset' (orange)
- China Glaze 'Frostbite' (metallic royal blue)
- Orly 'Pointe blanche' (white base)
- Konad 'White' (white for stamping)

Pueen stamping plate #48

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