Since the full Moon is Friday and it's also the last opportunity to enter the Coraline contest, I decided to combine both elements in today's look. I used a Swarovski crystal in black diamond to represent the full Moon. The design shows Coraline with her satchel ready to embark on a quest. I imagine her walking in the moonlight. This takes a bit of creative addition as she has no feet in the design! Perhaps she is strolling through a misty forest at twilight. There, I feel better about the missing parts. She need not be a ghostly hoverer. We'll let the shimmer in CQ Silver Taupe act as light fog. Certainly! What does she encounter during her exploration? Giant dahlias and a city of faery mushrooms.
Coraline and her messenger bag are from plate C05. I used Konad special polish in black for stamping.
CQ Silver Taupe can be found at Rite Aid. The polish is on the sheer side, but not unforgivably so. I painted three thin coats over Zoya Get Even. I think most people would be comfortable with the pigmentation at three coats over a standard clear base or two coats over a ridge filler. Since I take bright light photos, I am particular about opacity. Silver Taupe is my favorite mushroom color. The profusion of shimmer adds magic and festivity to my fingertips. I prefer this shade to colors like OPI You Don't Know Jacques and Sephora Metro Chic. Silver Taupe fits with the trend, but the shimmer really is enlivening. It even captivates the eye in low light the way a mushroom in the wild does.
I hope you enjoyed Coraline's journey today. We will be seeing more of her before Friday's end. Happy painting, ladies!