Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Artsy Wednesday - Sewn Patches

Hi everyone,

Here we are, halfway through the week again. I hope yours is going well.  This weeks Artsy Wednesday Theme is sewn patches. 

To be honest, if it hadn't been AW this week, I wouldn't have been posting any nail stuff.  My dermatitis is back, which means my cuticles are going downhill, and as you know I had to cut all my nails down, and I'm still nursing that break on my little finger.  Such is life.

I did consider using my right hand, but then I went and broke the corner off a nail on that hand today too!  (Stupid work photocopier) At least I suppose I'm getting all the hand ugliness out of the way at once haha.

I wasn't really sure about what to do for this one, so decided to just be literal about it, and paint some patches on my nails.  Here's what I came up with:
The base for this is my favourite light pink, OPI Mod About You.  This made it to number 6 on my all time favourite top ten polishes post (link) so that tells you how much I like it!  This is one quite generous coat and it's completely opaque.

I then used a darker pink shimmery Rio striper and a dark blue Kiss striper to draw the patches.  On top of that I used a Claire's white striper for the stripes, and Essie Blanc and a dotter for the dotty patches.

Here's another pic:
It's all topped with a coat of Seche Vite.

So despite not really being in a nailart-y mood, and not having much of an idea what to do when I started, I don't think this came out too badly, it's always nice (and surprising) when that happens.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Artsy Wednesday girls have come up with for their patchwork nailart:

Catrine at Unnaked Nails (link)
Michelle at Labmuffin (link)
Alanna at Pretty Purple Polish (link)
Maria at Maria's Nail Polish Blog (link)
Melanie at Nail and Polish (link)
Jessica at Beauty Gnome (link)
Emily at An Accent Nail (link)
Ameerah at Valiantly Varnished (link)

Until next time...



  1. I hope your dermatitis soon gets better again :(
    I love your sweet patches and the colors you used :)

    1. Thank you Maria! I love summer but this hot weather just makes my hands ugly haha

  2. I think your nails look really good, I'm so sorry you have to deal with dermatitis, such a nuisance, but you would honestly never know from your pictures that anything was wrong, so professional x

    1. Awww thank you so much, I really do appreciate that x x x

  3. i think this week's theme has left a few of us blah! i like this... that pink is lush. this reminds of america... like an american holiday. i don't kno why. i've never even been stateside either but it's like the pink of the milkshakes u c in grease... it just takes me there in my mental mind.



    1. I totally get that, you're SO right! Now every time I use that polish, I'll think of you, and Grease, and milkshakes...

      Polish is weird LOL

  4. This is cute!! It definitely reminds me of a 4th of July mani or something :P


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