...So we can rum boom boom boom!
Hiya! Getting all spicy with this hot little chilli (or 'chili' for my American friends) number!
I honestly have no explanation for how this happened. I had intended to do something entirely different but it just didn't work out quite exactly as I wanted and then this idea just popped into my head. I'm really glad it did. These nails are pretty different (I think) from most of things I've done before, but I think they're rather cute & fun. I like them!
[An aside: do you get yellow chillis? If not, those ones are just ordinary peppers...]
I started with a white base (always a joy...) then painted the pepper-y shapes in Kikos 236 & 239 (lighter & darker reds, respectively), Barielle 'Lemondrops' and Sinful Colors 'Exotic Green'. I added the stalks with Sinful Colors 'Last Chance' and then outlined & detailed with a skinny brush using a black Orly (Liquid Leather?).
Overall, I'm really happy with these. I wanted them kind of 'arty' looking and they might be a bit too 'sketchy' in places and insufficiently so in others but I think it's a relatively forgiving design in that regard. I also wonder if it might have been better with the chillis 'peppered' about (BOOM) a little more sparsely; if you try it, make sure you take into account the stalks & outlining when spacing your chillis!
If you've been following my nails for a little while, you may have noticed that I've changed my nail shape; I fancied a wee change & I'd broken corners off a couple of nails on my other hand, so the time seemed ripe. I quite like them when they're painted but they do look a bit odd to me when they're not! What do you think? Does it suit me? Is there another shape I should experiment with? I'll almost definitely end up back with my trusty squares sooner or later...
Final thought: I think a print similar to this could be really cute for summer skirts/shorts/dresses...then you'd be looking HOT (and again!) all the time! What do you think? Could peppers be the new bananas? Chilli jokes appreciated.
Hope you've had a top notch weekend. I leave you with this: