I was inspired by Kristen from Lacquerstyle, I have had her amazing mani in my "inspiration" folder for about a year. I keep a folder with pictures that I look at from time to time, to get ideas, patterns and color combo's. I always try to credit owners of original ideas, but I'm sure I'm guilty for stealing an idea here or there, and not knowing it! What do they say "there is no such thing as an original idea."
I was immediately drawn to the color combo on this one. A grey base, purple and red flowers, with pale blue shadowing. I couldn't find a grey that was the color I wanted, in my stash, so ended up making my own. I think I should have gone slightly darker, because the blue shadow is a bit hard to see. Especially once I added Seche Vite, it took away the shadowing even more.
The purple is MDU, the red is MDU Reddish.
I started off with the grey base, and then randomly stamped the pale blue. I reverse stamped the flowers, and then placed the decal over the pale blue. Easy. Top coat and your done. I always top coat with HK Girl or Seche Vite, before matte top coating. I find the design tends to smudge when going over the stamping straight away with matte.
I purchased this plate from Ali Express, TU 006, and was pleasantly surprised with how quickly I got it. It only took about 2 weeks. I have had many purchases take months, or not turn up at all. I'm going check out what else this seller has to offer, and fingers crossed it will be another positive experience!